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Houston Decriminalizes Low-Level Marijuana Possession

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg unveiled her new plan to effectively decriminalize low-level possession of marijuana, citing the high cost associated with marijuana-related arrests and prosecutions. Postdoctoral fellow in drug policy Katharine A. Neill appeared on Houston Matters with DA Ogg to discuss how this program compares to recent measures in other cities and states: