Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia is pushing a new proposal. If adopted, Dallas police officers would “no longer cite or arrest most people who are found to be in possession of fewer than two ounces of marijuana,” according to a report by NBCDFW. Tomorrow, Deputy Chief Reuben Ramirez will offer this presentation to the city’s nine-member Public Safety Committee. The meeting begins on March 2nd at 1pm and will be live streamed here. You can find the full meeting agenda here.
If you live in Dallas, you can find information about contacting your Council Member HERE. We encourage you to send your Member and the Mayor a thoughtful email letting them know you support briefing item 21-355 and hope it can quickly be adopted.
Now is an ideal time to take action to ensure that your representative and senator know about your support for reform! Contact your legislators about eliminating the threat of arrest and jail time for low-level marijuana possession.
Are you interested to know about other deprioritization and first chance programs across Texas? Check and see if your city has implemented either HERE.
Reminder: Sign up for orientation and join us for our two-part Texas Marijuana policy Virtual Lobby Day on March 29th!