Join the Houston Young Republicans, Texas Federation of Hispanic Republicans, Downtown Houston Pachyderm Club, and MLK Association of Texas to discuss marijuana policy in Houston and statewide. RSVP on Facebook here!
Marijuana arrests make up a large portion of Harris County's police time, jail space, and prosecutorial resources. Nearly a year has passed since District Attorney Devon Anderson, Police Chief McClelland, and former Sheriff Adrian Garcia introduced the "first chance intervention" program to divert first-time marijuana offenders out of the jail system. This panel will discuss the program's results and potential expansion. They'll also cover past and future statewide legislation regarding marijuana policy.
Devon Anderson, Harris County District Attorney
Rep. Gilbert Peña, House District 144
Troy Nehls, Sheriff of Fort Bend
Marc Levin, Texas Public Policy Institute
Talento Bilingüe de Houston
333 South Jensen Drive, Houston, TX 77003
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.