New Marijuana Law in Harris County

Harris County has put a new marijuana law in effect today March 1. This new law could save a lot of people from jail time. According to KHOU, "The new pot policy allows offenders to take a class and not receive jail time or have the misdemeanor go on their record. During her campaign for Harris County District Attorney, Kim Ogg promised to expand that policy to include all misdemeanor marijuana offenders. That involves people caught with up to four ounces of the drug."

Offenders have to take a four-hour, $150 "Cognitive decision" class within 90 days. They will be arrested if they do not complete the course. If you need financial help if will be made available to you. 

Read this crazy fact from KHOU: "Ogg said the county previously spent more than $26 million per year prosecuting misdemeanor marijuana cases, and they take up 10 percent of court dockets. Under the previous policy, first-time offenders caught with up to two ounces of pot were able to avoid jail time through a diversion program."

Do you think this is a step to making it legal in Texas? 

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