Texas is slowly relaxing its laws around marijuana use, but it is still a state where marijuana is illegal. That means that there are some laws surrounding marijuana use that carry some significant penalties.
For example, while smoking or possessing marijuana may not result in jail time on its own, [...]
In many US states and the District of Columbia, recreational marijuana has been legalized. Many more states have legalized medical marijuana, even traditionally conservative states such as Arizona and, recently, Oklahoma.
In Texas, however, we tend to go our own way, and marijuana laws have been no exception. Despite changing [...]
According to Dallas county criminal justice leaders, minor pot offenders may soon be able to pay a small fine instead of serve jail time.
If the program passes, local police would simply issue tickets to subjects accused of simple possession of marijuana rather than arresting and booking them. The process [...]