NORML: CBS News Poll: Majority Of Americans Back Legalizing Marijuana

  • Posted on: 23 April 2015
  • By: brent

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director (Reposted from http://blog.norml.org/2015/04/22/cbs-news-poll-majority-of-americans-bac...)

The majority of Americans say that marijuana is safer than alcohol and believe that its use should be legal, according to nationwide polling data compiled by CBS News.

Marijuana Possession

  • Posted on: 26 November 2014
  • By: brent

The vast majority of marijuana-based arrests in the State of Texas are Misdemeanor-B "Possession of Marijuana Under Two Ounces", punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. Very rarely do district attorneys seek a jail sentence in misdemeanor possession of marijuana cases, and frequently my clients will face only a deferred adjudication probation or diversion program and the related fines and community service, with no arrest on their record after completion of their plea agreement and a filing for non-disclosure.