Florida and Texas Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

Officials in both states have voiced their intention to stop prosecution of low-level marijuana cases. August 13, 2019 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When members of Congress voted to legalize hemp late last year, they likely did not envision that it would make it harder for law enforcement in places such as Florida and Texas. But that’s exactly what has happened. Officials in both Florida and Texas have voiced their intention to stop the prosecution of low-level marijuana cases. That’s because no reliable field test exists that can tell the difference between the presence of hemp, which won’t get you high, and cannabis, which will. The nose doesn’t know A state attorney in Florida recently announced he is done prosecuting some marijuana crimes until a reliable field test is developed. He also said he will not authorize search warrants in cases where officers or […]

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