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December 31, 2007
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Marijuana ticket law only catching on near Austin, Texas

By Tiara M. Ellis
The Dallas Morning News

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas — Texas lawmakers thought they could help ease jail overcrowding when they passed legislation allowing police to write tickets for misdemeanor marijuana possession and a few other nonviolent crimes, instead of hauling suspects to the clink.

But the new law, which went into effect Sept. 1, is being us...

Full story: Marijuana ticket law only catching on near Austin, Texas






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