Plano Police Department Changes Marijuana Arrest Policy; Will Other North Texas Cities Follow?The Plano Police Department announced the policy change this week, following a detailed review of cost and trends of marijuana arrests.
Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia Plans To Decriminalize Possession Of Small Amounts Of MarijuanaSome council members want to review the impact of the policy in six months, but for now they are giving the city’s new chief the green light to implement his first major policy move.
Texas Hemp Law Creates Haze Of Confusion: 'It Changed The Definition Of Marijuana'A steep decline in marijuana possession cases started in June 2019 with the passage of the state’s new hemp law.
Austin City Council Unanimously Approves Resolution Making Low-Level Marijuana Busts Less Of A Police PriorityThe move only requires officers to pursue felony marijuana cases, where there is an intent to sell. Misdemeanor cases would be dismissed.
Tarrant County DA's Office Has Dismissed More Than 200 Marijuana Possession Cases This MonthThe new Texas law legalizing hemp, distinguishes hemp from marijuana by defining it as cannabis with less than .3 percent THC. The problem is most crime labs can't tell how much THC is in a product.
Study: Drivers Who Smoke Weed Don't Think They'll Get Arrested For Driving HighWhile nearly 15 million Americans admit to driving within one hour after using marijuana, most don't think they'll get arrested for driving while high.
Marijuana Possession Bill Getting Overhaul In Texas LegislatureThe bill was supposed to come up for a vote in Austin on Thursday but it didn't happen.
Texas Legislature Could Change Law Regarding Marijuana PossessionDemocrats and Republicans have signaled support for making possession of an ounce or less of marijuana a civil offense, not a criminal one.
Texas Lawmakers File Record Number Of Bills Relating To MarijuanaA record number of marijuana-related bills introduced in the Texas Legislature have reform advocates optimistic.
Cowboys QB's Father Arrested For Marijuana PossessionNathaniel Prescott, 57, was arrested Saturday afternoon for alleged marijuana possession during a traffic stop.
Teacher Allegedly Leaves 4-Year-Old Alone To Buy MarijuanaAuthorities say a Florida elementary school teacher left a 4-year-old child alone while she went to buy marijuana.
Armed Man With Mask Arrested For Making Threats To PolicePolice in Dallas arrested a masked man who they say was armed with two loaded handguns and five clips and threatened officers at the Southwest Patrol Bureau.