Texas lawmaker proposes marijuana decriminalization

State Rep. Joe Moody announced at a news conference Monday that he’ll introduce a bill to decriminalize simple marijuana possession in Texas. “Our current marijuana policy in Texas just isn’t working,” Moody said. He believes his bill is a step in the right direction. Under House Bill 507, possessing an ounce or less of marijuana is notContinue reading “Texas lawmaker proposes marijuana decriminalization”

Proposed bill would decriminalize marijuana in Virginia

The District of Columbia may have legalized marijuana, but be careful when straying into neighboring Virginia. The state has some tough penalties for marijuana offenders. Never mind the fact that distribution of half an ounce triggers a mandatory one-year prison sentence, just being in possession of that much makes you a drug dealer under Virginia law. If youContinue reading “Proposed bill would decriminalize marijuana in Virginia”