Possession of Marijuana Penalties Lessened


By: Laila McCutcheon

Houston District Attorney candidates move to reduce threat of arrest for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Ogg’s plan, if elected, is to have police officers fine misdemeanor marijuana suspects, even repeat offenders, and require them to spend two days cleaning up around Houston’s bayous. Republican incumbent candidate, Devon Anderson, said that starting Monday, non-violent first offenders in possession of less than two ounces of marijuana will be able to avoid prosecution by performing eight hours of community service or by participating in a drug awareness class.



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