Texas Activists Say They Have Enough Signatures To Put Marijuana Decriminalization On Another Local Ballot

Texas Activists Say They Have Enough Signatures To Put Marijuana Decriminalization On Another Local Ballot
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Activists in Denton, Texas say they’re confident that they’ve collected enough signatures to place a marijuana decriminalization initiative on the local ballot. The group Decriminalize Denton said that it will continue collecting additional petitions until May 3 while it also works to verify the more than 2,500 signatures that have already been gathered. But as of last week, organizers said that it appears that they’ve already netted enough to put the measure before voters in November. The campaign plans to submit the signatures to the city in the first week of May. They need 1,745 valid signatures from registered voters for ballot placement. ICYMI:We did it! We have successfully gathered and verified what we believe to be enough petition signatures to qualify for the November election. While we continue to finish independently verifying what we have, we will be accepting late signatures through end of day May 3rd! — Decriminalize Denton (@DecrimDenton) April 22, 2022 Meanwhile, as Denton activists pursue the midterm election in November, the campaign Ground Game Texas successfully put cannabis decriminalization on the Austin ballot for next month. Early voting for that local measure started on Monday. The Denton petition says that police “shall not issue citations or make arrests for Class A or Class B misdemeanor possession of marijuana offenses, except in the limited circumstances.” Those limited circumstances include investigations into violent felony cases. Police also couldn’t issue citations or make arrests for class C misdemeanor offenses for drug residue or drug paraphernalia in lieu of a marijuana possession arrest. The proposal would also make it so city funds could not be expended to test for THC concentration in cannabis products to determine whether it meets the state’s legal definition of legal hemp or illegal marijuana. Law enforcement in Texas has been especially thrown following hemp legalization.…

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