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Voters Might Decide Whether To Decriminalise Most Marijuana Crimes If The Dallas Petition Is Successful

Man stabbed in the bronx (Photo from Pinterest)
Man stabbed in the bronx (Photo from Pinterest)

It’s said that “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” It is also the drive behind a campaign to change the Dallas city charter in order to make the majority of marijuana-related offences in Dallas non-criminal.

What Happened?

A coalition said that “The Dallas Freedom Act” would eliminate the majority of fines and arrests for Class A and Class B misdemeanour marijuana possession and launched a campaign to remove the penalties.

On the steps of the Frank Crowley Courts Building on Monday morning, a gathering was held to bring the act to life.

Banning Marijuana

Marijuana

Source: CNN

The goal, according to organisers, is to forbid using public funds for analytical research to differentiate between legal and illicit forms of marijuana. Additionally, according to a coalition news release, the statute mandates.

The goal, according to organisers, is to forbid using public funds for analytical research to differentiate between legal and illicit forms of marijuana. The coalition also stated in a news release that Dallas is required by law to provide an open report on its marijuana enforcement initiatives.

According to the group, the proposal will address enforcement issues, racial inequities, and supposedly save taxpayer money.

The alliance intends to adopt the effective policies from Austin, San Marcos, Denton, and Killeen. To be on the ballot, however, they must obtain 20,000 signatures from Dallas voters.

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