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El Paso news station: Marijuana penalties in Texas could become more lenient

More than half of all Americans live in states that have recently changed their marijuana laws.

While 22 states including New Mexico allow the use of medical marijuana, Texas does not.

The Borderland is on two different pages when it comes to penalizing low-level drug offenders.

In New Mexico possessing an ounce of marijuana can land you 15 days in jail and a $100 fine. In Texas, that same crime can result in six months in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Borderland residents said jail time should be reserved for drug dealers.

Read more: http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/marijuana-penalties-texas-could-become-more-lenient-5264.shtml#.U5siXfldXuI

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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