As of Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, marijuana is legal in New Mexico

As of today, June 30th, 2021, Texas stumbles around in clown shoes.

Texas is so bought into red state-blue state politics that real change is practically impossible. Instead, we'll watch as local "weed tourists" head just a few hours over the border, west, south and northeast now.

Texas farmers could be raking in the dough with this cash crop. We could have a replacement crop that farmers could plant when the cotton or sorghum goes bad. We're a little too late to be innovators, but we have the land and the space to make a lot of this happen.

Our leaders have become very adept at creating 'demons'; things like alcohol on Sundays or same-sex marriage were supposed to ruin your life and everything it stood for. It hasn't happened. It's not going to happen. We're just going to sit here until the state that could see the most upside to this is landlocked and left behind.

Meanwhile, normal everyday people are getting pot, smoking pot and consuming pot. Normal people who want to relax, or even those who have aches and pains they need to treat have to travel or go black market. Normal people are also going to jail. Taking things a step further, we're creating career criminals who smuggle weed because there's so much demand.

I'm sorry, Texas. You may have to suffer through a Democratic or Independent Governor if you ever want to join the rest of the world. If you truly believe in freedom, then you should have the freedom to decide what you put into your body, and you don't currently have that.

It is time for a change.

Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School

Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.

CHECK IT OUT: 20 Things Us Texans Have To Explain To Out-Of-Town'ers

The 10 Safest Towns in Texas

These are the 10 safest towns in Texas based on violent crime and property crime rates via Neighborhood Scout.