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Radio jingle encourages TX legislators to decriminalize marijuana use

A jingle airing in radio markets in North is encouraging Texas legislators to support House Bill 81, which would reduce penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Drug Policy Program director William Martin, who previously testified in favor of the bill during a March 13 hearing before the Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, comments on the impact of marijuana convictions for low-level users: http://bit.ly/2qwz6oV.