Austin Passes Resolution Limiting Marijuana Enforcement

January 23, 2020

TFDP advocated for the resolution, which stops the City of Austin's resources from being spent on testing THC levels for possession of marijuana cases. Because the Travis County District Attorney and County Attorney have stated that they will not prosecute cases without such testing, this resolution will effectively end prosecution of low-level marijuana cases in Austin. This resolution is an important step for racial equity in Austin. In 2018, black residents were over 15 times as likely to be cited by police for possession of marijuana as white residents.