Austin: No more arrests for small amounts of marijuana!

With unanimous approval, last night the Austin City Council approved a resolution that will put an end to arrests for low-level marijuana possession!

This resolution does the following:

  • Commit to not wasting city resources on testing THC levels for low-level marijuana offenses
  • To the extent allowable under state law, stop the APD from citing and arresting people for possession of marijuana cases they know will be rejected by the prosecutors

Click here to read public comments offered by Heather Fazio, director of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy and click here to watch the video of all public comment.

Special THANKS to the resolution sponsors: Council Member Gregorio Casar, Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison, Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza, and Council Member Jimmy Flannigan!
View Austin City Council Agenda.