Changes to drug laws might be coming to Texas soon. Representative Harold Dutton, D-Houston, filed two bills recently that seek to reduce drug possession charges across the state. The first bill, HB 184, proposes that those convicted of possessing one … Continued
One of the outcomes of November’s election was a Washington state referendum legalizing possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for individuals aged 21 years and older. In response to the new law, some Washington county prosecutors began dropping … Continued
In the latest installment in the saga of events following the March raid of Sixth Street nightclubs owned by Yassine Enterprises, Yassine brother Steven pleaded guilty to a drug charge on Friday. He had been acquitted of a money laundering … Continued
Conviction for possession of controlled substances can leave you with a large fine, loss of property, or a jail sentence. Conviction of possessing controlled substances will go down on your record and can affect your chances of getting a job, renting an apartment or home, or hinder your chances of getting an education loan.
There is no amount of marijuana, even marijuana that is used for medical purposes, that is considered legal to have in the state of Texas. Marijuana arrests account for 6 to 7 percent of all arrests made in Texas. That is a lot, and at $2,000 per arrest taxpayers have been shelling out precious money to keep crime off the streets.