HB 81 (Support): Rep. Moody has proposed making possession of one ounce or less of marijuana a ticket rather than an offense subject to automatic arrest. Marijuana arrests in Texas have disproportionately impacted black people statewide and at astoundingly high rates in certain counties. This proposal would:
- Focus law enforcement on real criminals,
- take a first step toward ending the racially disproportionate enforcement of marijuana laws, and
- ensure that youthful mistakes don’t lead to an arrest record.