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The previous election for District Attorney in Harris County turned into a race to present the better plan for dealing with marijuana offenders.

Travis County Sheriff candidate Sally Her­nandez has released a plan that would call for the de-prioritization of first time marijuana offender arrests.

Each month 100-120 people are arrested for marijuana in Dallas. The city is now considering making use of a cite and release law passed by state legislators in 2007.

Changes are coming in the Houston area where some people who are caught with marijuana will not be put in jail.

DFW NORML's wakeboard team boat "Hydro"

Earlier this year five members of DFW NORML’s wake board team were arrested on the lake after game wardens raided their boat and found three grams of marijuana. There is now more information about why the raid occurred.

According to the newly released 2012 FBI crime statistics, we as a nation are dedicating a bulk of our law enforcement resources to arresting people for simple possession of drugs, with most of the arrests being marijuana related.

According to a report recently published by the ACLU, Texas is among the nation’s leaders in cannabis possession arrests. The report also found that possession laws are disproportionately enforced against blacks.

By: Stephen Carter An activist group in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area brought to fruition a major conference this past weekend, touching on a topic which is in dire need of discussion in the Lone Star State, cannabis and all of the political, social and economic issues which surround it. More