Drunk driving is a serious issue in Texas. Every 20 minutes in the state, someone is either injured or killed in a car accident involving alcohol.
With marijuana becoming legal in some other states, it is important for Texas residents to know where it is not legal: Texas. While the criminalization of marijuana may change in upcoming years, it is still a crime to possess even small amounts of marijuana.
The House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee sent House Bill 81 to the House for a vote. HB 81 reduces the charges for having an ounce of marijuana or less, or marijuana as it is written in the bill. It would eliminate jail time and threat of arrest. Instead, the offense would merit a fine of $250.