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  • N2Doc (4731 posts)
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    Houston TX taking steps to decriminalize small amounts of MJ

    New policy to decriminalize marijuana in Harris County will save time, money, DAs office says

    By Brian Rogers, Houston Chronicle

    Houston and Harris County are poised to decriminalize low-level possession of marijuana in a sweeping move that puts the area at the forefront of efforts in Texas to halt minor drug arrests that clog jails and courts.

    District Attorney Kim Ogg announced the new policy Thursday with Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

    The policy, set to begin March 1, means that misdemeanor offenders with less than four ounces of marijuana will not be arrested, ticketed or required to appear in court if they agree to take a four-hour drug education class, officials said.


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    1. Texas? Did you say Texas?

    Can that be right?

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