Austin City Council Approves Measure To End Most Marijuana Arrests

Austin City Council Approves Measure To End Most Marijuana Arrests

The decision to back away from pursuing criminal charges against people with small amounts of pot comes after state lawmakers last year legalized hemp in a way that threw marijuana prosecution into chaos. By Jolie McCullough and Naomi Andu, The Texas Tribune The Austin City Council approved a resolution Thursday that will largely end arrests and fines for low-level marijuana possession. This comes after Texas’ legalization of hemp last June threw marijuana prosecution into chaos since the plants look and smell identical. The resolution directing Austin police not to spend city resources on newly necessary lab tests to distinguish marijuana…

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