Dallas Police Chief Admits Ending Incarceration for Cannabis Possession Is “just so damn practical”

By Monterey Bud, Marijuana.com

Dallas Texas: Chief of Police Admits Tickets Over Incarceration Is “Just so Damn Practical”
Dallas Police Chief David Brown.

The Dallas City Council and local Police Chief are pondering the cultivation of a much-needed pilot program – similar to the cite and release program scheduled to roll out in the Houston area on January 1, 2016 – Dallas police would instead issue citations to individuals busted with a small amount of cannabis.

Currently in the soaked and saturated state of Texas, getting caught in possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of $2000. Despite these overtly severe penalties, Police Chief David Brown claims to be conflicted over the idea of giving his police force the green light to write tickets in lieu of throwing people in jail, simply for getting caught with their personal stash.

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