AUSTIN, Texas -- We're following the 83rd Session of the state legislature, and should you ever be convicted of having a small amount of marijuana, the penalties you face could soon be going down.
Democrat Harold Dutton Jr. of Houston hopes to see jail time off the table entirely. Under his bill, anyone found guilty of possessing up to one ounce of marijuana would not be put in jail. You would just be slapped with a fine.
Right now, you can get up to 180 days in jail for the crime.