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Possession of Marijuana in Texas

Unfortunately, Texas has more arrests and criminal prosecutions for possession than any other state in the country. According to Alternet, “In 2009, more than 97 percent of all Texas marijuana arrests — over 77,000 people — were for possession only. Those convicted face up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine, even upon a first conviction.” This is ironic because a report from the federal government recently showed that Texas is essentially tied for third in the country for having the most cannabis users.

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