TEXAS: It’s the final push for a group wanting to decriminalize marijuana in Texas.
A cable TV ad began airing Tuesday in a few major cities, including San Antonio. The ad is in support of a bill that would make having under an ounce of pot only a citation offense. But local law enforcement says some of the commercial’s arguments don’t add up.
In the ad, Russell Jones, a former narcotics officer in California and current Texas Hill Country resident, says “Law enforcement officials have more important things to do with their time” than arrest people for possessing pot.
Though he is a proponent of legalizing the drug, Jones told KSAT he’s backing the decriminalization bill, because “I think people in Texas are ready to have this discussion.”