KERRVILLE, Texas – Texas musician Kinky Friedman says he’ll run as a Democrat in the 2014 race for state agriculture commissioner.
The Texas rancher made the announcement Monday at his ranch just outside of Kerrville.
In a press release Monday Friedman promises he will “legalize the medical and personal use of marijuana and hemp in Texas.” Friedman says that should be a states' rights issue.
The once gubernatorial candidate says he also plans to “restore hemp as a top cash crop in Texas.”
J. Allen Carnes, the mayor of Uvalde, has also placed his name in the hat for the race. Eric Opiela and Conroe state Rep. Brandon Creighton have also said they are seeking the Republican nomination.