Though it seems that the president’s administration will work hard to stifle all progress made in the legalization/decriminalization of weed in America, certain locales are keeping things moving forward. The latest to do so is Harris County, TX, home to the city of Houston. On Tuesday, the powers-that-be enacted legislation that will allow anyone caught with up to four ounces of bud to take a four-hour class on drugs instead of getting locked up.
According to the Houston Chronicle:
The policy, announced recently by District Attorney Kim Ogg, is expected to save the area more than $25 million in costs for the jail, courts, prosecutors, defense attorneys, lab testing and officers’ time.
Under the new policy, law enforcement officers who find probable cause to arrest someone with fewer than four ounces of marijuana will do two things: confiscate the drugs and have the person sign a contract promising to take the drug education class. The pot and paperwork will be dropped off at the station at the end of the shift.
Go ahead and toke up while you still can, Harris County!