After failing during the last legislative session to make marijuana for medical purposes legal Texas is going another route. Perhaps, the motivation for Houston Representative Harold Dutton's bill to change the punishment from a Class "B" misdemeanor to a Class "C" misdemeanor is because of the jail over crowding he witnesses in Harris County, Texas. Another reason could be that he is frustrated with our local District Attorney's Office refusal to follow the law that was created several years ago that allows a police officer to give a person a citation to appear in court instead of arresting the person when they are charged with being in possession of a small amount of the "wacky weed." Personally, I do not understand why someone in Houston, Texas is arrested for possessing marijuana while a person in one of the other cities that follow the law does not get arrested for the same offense. By changing the punishment of the crime the bill insures that everyone will be treated similarly throughout the state.
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