Around the country, several states have already passed laws where possessing a small amount for personal consumption or buying it for that matter won’t get you thrown in jail or even charged for that matter. In some states possession of paraphernalia such a electronic vape pen or pipe which is known to have been used with an illegal drug can get you a stiff fine. In other states, recreational marijuana is legal, with medical marijuana being a legal alternative in nearly 2 dozen states. There are two paths for legislation to follow, both are good for the citizens and law enforcement. One way would be some sort of legalization for either medical or recreational use as we see in effect in other states. The other path would be to decriminalize possession to keep people from the judicial meat grinder.
In a recent poll by UT/Texas Tribune, 76 percent of Texas voters want to see some kind of reform to the marijuana laws in Texas. Only 24 percent of citizens want the laws to remain the same. I imagine those are people from a different generation which didn’t have the information we have now. Let’s face it,»