El Paso Police & Prosecutors Office Say Please Don’t Buy NM Cannabis & Come Back Here & Smoke It

El Paso Police & Prosecutors Office Say Please Don’t Buy NM Cannabis & Come Back Here & Smoke It
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They are laying down the rules, although we imagine, if the experience is like anywhere else in the country they just won’t have time to deal with the avalanche of misdemeanors   EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Beginning Friday, the retail sale of recreational-use marijuana will be legal in New Mexico and with the proximity of El Paso to the Land of Enchantment, local law enforcement sends Texans a warning: don’t bring it into the state. “It’s still illegal in Texas, any person caught with any usable amount of marijuana here will be charged accordingly,” El Paso Police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo said. New Mexico is the first state bordering Texas to fully legalize marijuana. Because of that, law enforcement said they expect to see an impact in El Paso and across the state, such as more possession arrests in the coming months. “So people that may be planning to go from El Paso into Sunland park, or closest neighbor, do whatever you will with it in New Mexico, but just don’t bring it back into Texas because if you are stopped by an El Paso Police officer, you will be charged accordingly,” Carrillo said. New Mexicans 21 and older have been allowed to possess and use recreational cannabis since June. In Texas, possession of marijuana under 2 ounces is considered a misdemeanor with up to 180 days in jail and/or a $2,000 fine. Having 2 to 4 ounces is also considered a misdemeanor, but comes with up to one year in jail and/or a $4,000 fine. Anything over 4 ounces in Texas is a felony, with a minimum of two years in jail up to 99 years and/or fines ranging from $10,000-$50,000. “That’s always been an issue because we have Mexico to our South and then there’s always been the…

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