District Attorney Kim Ogg is announced a new policy that will not arrest, ticket, or require offenders to appear in court with less than four ounces of marijuana if they agree to partake in a four-hour drug education class.

According to The Houston Chronicle Officials said, "We have spent in excess of $250 million, over a quarter-billion dollars, prosecuting a crime that has produced no tangible evidence of improved public safety," she said. "We have disqualified, unnecessarily, thousands of people from greater job, housing and educational opportunities by giving them a criminal record for what is, in effect, a minor law violation."

Go to The Houston Chronicle for more information.