Texas Just Passed Bill to Decriminalize Minor Cannabis Possession

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The Lone Star State may finally be willing to end its reputation as one of the least weed-friendly states in the US.

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The Texas House of Representatives just passed a landmark bill to decriminalize minor cannabis possession, concluding a week of serious drug reform legislation. 

The new bill, officially known as HB 441, would reclassify minor cannabis possession as a Class C misdemeanor. If passed, anyone caught with up to an ounce of weed could be hit with a $500 fine, but could not be sent to prison. Anyone charged under this new bill could have their case deferred for a year if they plead guilty and pay their fine. After the year is up, the charge...

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