Texas legislators file bills aimed at decriminalizing marijuana

HOUSTON – A handful of new states legalized marijuana on Election Day, so could Texas be next?

Newly elected Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg already plans to decriminalize the drug when she takes office.

“I want to send offenders for non-violent offences, especially marijuana, around jail. I don’t want them to pay bail. Most importantly, we don’t have people to have a permanent criminal record for a small offense that then stands in the way of future opportunity,” Ogg told KHOU 11 News on Election Day.

Read more here: http://www.khou.com/news/local/texas/texas-legislators-file-bills-aimed-at-decriminalizing-marijuana/352318396

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