An El Paso City Council resolution was amended to include the words, "supporting an honest, open, national debate on ending the prohibition on narcotics."
The resolution was vetoed by the Mayor, whose excuse was concern over the loss of Federal funds.
The Mayor and Council received a letter from Congressman Silvestre Reyes, and another letter from a group of Texas state representatives, as stated in the LEAP post linked above. I don't know if I would have read a threat into these letters, but in the language of the politician maybe a threat was exactly the intent.
What stands out to me is the text of the letter to the Mayor and Council of El Paso by Texas State Representatives Pickett, Quintanilla, Moody, Chavez and Marquez. Whether or not the letter conveys a threat, it certainly conveys stupidity. How in the world these Texas State Representatives got from
supporting an honest, open, national debate on ending the prohibition on narcotics
is beyond me.
ask[ing] the federal government to legalize narcotics ... says "we give up and we don't care"
Our national drug policy is the stupidest goddamn thing I've ever seen.