Ft. Bend County Eyes Decriminalization Of Marijuana; Texas Lawmakers Talk Legalization

Ft. Bend County Eyes Decriminalization Of Marijuana; Texas Lawmakers Talk Legalization

November 16, 2018

The days of marijuana prohibition in Texas appears to be numbered.  Newly elected Fort Bend County District Attorney, Brian Middleton, told news sources that he didn't think it was proper to fill up jails with people caught with small amounts of marijuana.  This would echo the sentiment of Harris County District Attorney, Kim Ogg, who changed the tune for marijuana with her effort to stop minor marijuana possessions from backlogging courts, filling up jails and ruining the future of young people. 

It wasn't just locally that marijuana and it's criminality are on the table. State legislators in Austin, Texas have presented legislation that would deciminalize and/or effectively legalize marijuana in Texas. The argument that made the most sense to me was the price it costs taxpayers to provide for people in jail for marijuana compared to the amount of money that would be coming in from taxes on marijuana. It's a no brainer; considering, Mexico has legalized it as have many nearby states. 

If you think about how big of a state we are..it only makes sense to start turning record profits.