Texas GOP Shifts on Marijuana, No Jail Time - Gov. Abbott

Texas GOP Shifts on Marijuana, No Jail Time - Gov. Abbott

A massive and welcome policy shift from the Texas GOP, as Gov. Abbott suggests fines instead of jail-time for marijuana possession.

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott recently announced he's open to dropping the maximum punishment for possession of less than 2 ounces of the drug from 180 days in jail to a fine. The shift drew excitement from advocates and state lawmakers who have lobbied for years to decriminalize marijuana, which records show leads to more than 60,000 possession arrests in Texas each year.

-Houston Chronicle

The move likely to boost the GOP’s popularity with the more libertarian minded demographic.

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12-Year-Old Girl Wounded, Drive-By Shooting in NW Houston

12-Year-Old Girl Wounded, Drive-By Shooting in NW Houston

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