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Will Texas decriminalize marijuana this year? There is growing support.

The repercussions Texans face for possessing small amounts of pot — something several states no longer consider criminal — can all depend on where in the state they live. Some lawmakers want an across-the-board relaxation of criminal charges. But stigma fuels lingering opposition.

by Alex Samuels March 1, 201912 hours ago

Sydney Sigler says her probation officer shows up at her house randomly to confirm she lives where she claims. She’s not allowed to leave McLennan County, where she lives with her husband and two young kids. She’s also drug tested regularly and is not allowed to drink alcohol or be at bars.

This is life on probation. Her crime: getting caught with what court records say was .1 ounce of marijuana. On Christmas Day 2013, she was sitting outside a friend's house in her car. The vehicle's door was open — which records say is what prompted a police officer to first approach her.

Inside her car were rolling papers and a small amount of marijuana, according to the arresting officer's account. Sigler said she wasn't smoking at the time and arrest records make no mention of her being impaired or trying to drive while high.

Sigler, then 21, hadn't married or had kids yet. She was living with her parents and said she kept the marijuana — which she smoked recreationally — in her car to hide it from her mom and dad.

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https://www.texastribune.org/2019/03/01/texas-marijuana-decriminalization/
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Well Maybe its Time

   
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Not a chance...
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Will Texas decriminalize marijuana this year? There is growing support.

The repercussions Texans face for possessing small amounts of pot — something several states no longer consider criminal — can all depend on where in the state they live. Some lawmakers want an across-the-board relaxation of criminal charges. But stigma fuels lingering opposition.

by Alex Samuels March 1, 201912 hours ago

Sydney Sigler says her probation officer shows up at her house randomly to confirm she lives where she claims. She’s not allowed to leave McLennan County, where she lives with her husband and two young kids. She’s also drug tested regularly and is not allowed to drink alcohol or be at bars.

This is life on probation. Her crime: getting caught with what court records say was .1 ounce of marijuana. On Christmas Day 2013, she was sitting outside a friend's house in her car. The vehicle's door was open — which records say is what prompted a police officer to first approach her.

Inside her car were rolling papers and a small amount of marijuana, according to the arresting officer's account. Sigler said she wasn't smoking at the time and arrest records make no mention of her being impaired or trying to drive while high.

Sigler, then 21, hadn't married or had kids yet. She was living with her parents and said she kept the marijuana — which she smoked recreationally — in her car to hide it from her mom and dad.

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https://www.texastribune.org/2019/03/01/texas-marijuana-decriminalization/

If you really want to mobilize the zillion (slight exaggeration) evangelicals in Texas to actually 'show up' at the polls... just go ahead and try to legalize it...lolol.  I double-dog-dare ya.

And under normal circumstances... I might be ok with legalizing pot.... except for the fact that today's pot is not the same pot it used to be.  I've been told it is about ten times stronger.  So not a good idea.
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It may not come up for a Public Vote.

Texas House Bill 63 has been scheduled for a hearing!

http://www.texasmarijuanapolicy.org/2019/03/01/hb63-house-hearing/

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On Monday, March 4, the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee will consider several bill, including Rep. Joe Moody’s HB 63. The bill earned bipartisan support early on and is the first marijuana related bill to be scheduled for a hearing this session.

House Bill 63 makes it a civil offense ($250) to possess up to one ounce of marijuana in Texas. This change in the law eliminates the arrest, jail time, and criminal record associated with low-level marijuana possession. The penalty increases to a Class C Misdemeanor after three civil penalties.
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   I agree with @mrpotatohead It's not happening in this Legislative Session, too much on their plate.  I don't want it legalized in Texas anyway.  One phone call and it's great stuff, grown in America, why do you want to get the State Gov. involved, the problem is with the Fed's encroachment on your rights. 
   50 years ago in HS we were buying a pound of mesican crap, that worked, for $100.00 USD, sold at $10 an OZ, smoked your profits. Now a hundred will buy you half an ounce but the American ingenuity and quality, really shines.
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why do you want to get the State Gov. involved

I'd rather it go through a legitimate business that employs people and pays taxes rather than some black market creep. It's better for the economy and society in general if it's done legitimately.
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I'd rather it go through a legitimate business that employs people and pays taxes rather than some black market creep. It's better for the economy and society in general if it's done legitimately.


Does the same apply to cocaine?  Heroin?  Fentanyl?

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Does the same apply to cocaine?  Heroin?  Fentanyl?

I'd be open to experimenting with it and seeing how effective or not the government actually is at controlling people in that regard. I don't know about you, but my decision not to use heroin has nothing to do with its legal status.
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Re: Will Texas decriminalize marijuana this year? There is growing support.
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2019, 06:22:41 PM »
I'd be open to experimenting with it and seeing how effective or not the government actually is at controlling people in that regard. I don't know about you, but my decision not to use heroin has nothing to do with its legal status.

Tell me tax payers won't go to support people who use and can't get a job, then we'll talk.

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Re: Will Texas decriminalize marijuana this year? There is growing support.
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2019, 08:52:31 PM »
I'd be open to experimenting with it and seeing how effective or not the government actually is at controlling people in that regard. I don't know about you, but my decision not to use heroin has nothing to do with its legal status.
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Re: Will Texas decriminalize marijuana this year? There is growing support.
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2019, 09:04:17 PM »
I'd be open to experimenting with it and seeing how effective or not the government actually is at controlling people in that regard. I don't know about you, but my decision not to use heroin has nothing to do with its legal status.

Including fentanyl?  What about allowing the open sale of cyanide?


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