Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon has criticized neighboring Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg for her decision to implement a program which would keep those found with small amounts of marijuana both out of jail and clean of a criminal record.
In 2013 a 17-year-old boy was shot dead by an off-duty officer at an apartment complex which stemmed from simple marijuana possession.
The previous election for District Attorney in Harris County turned into a race to present the better plan for dealing with marijuana offenders.
Changes are coming in the Houston area where some people who are caught with marijuana will not be put in jail.
No matter who wins this November, a change in marijuana policy at the Houston-based district attorney’s office is almost certain. With two candidates squaring off for the Harris County position, both females, the incumbent a Republican, each has announced their interest in taking a step towards changing how low level
Marijuana reform groups have been popping up all over Texas in recent times, others are still standing strong after decades. For Houston NORML, they’ve been around for almost a quarter of a century. Founded in 1989 by Rick Potthoff and Richard Lee, the group has been organizing education and reform