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New TX law unintentionally disrupts marijuana prosecution

Marijuana prosecutions in Texas have dropped by more than half since lawmakers legalized hemp -- without providing the means to distinguish it from marijuana. "There are fewer Texans getting slapped with a criminal record for marijuana possession, something that is already legal in other states,” said drug policy fellow Katharine Harris. Texas Tribune: http://bit.ly/2SPynwB