Texas Local Decriminalization


Austin
Population: 951,000

  • Passed: 2020
  • City Council Resolution
  • Quantity: Not Specified
  • Penalty: The resolution prohibits the use of city funds to prosecute non-felony marijuana cases
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Bexar County
Population: 1.898 M

  • Passed: 2017
  • City Council Resolution
  • Quantity: 4 ounces
  • Penalty: Summons and Release
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Cedar Park
Population: 75,000

  • Passed: 2019
  • Implemented by Sheriff’s Office
  • Quantity: Up to 2 ounces
  • Penalty: Summons and Release
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Dallas
Population: 1.318 M

  • Passed: May 2017
  • House Bill
  • Quantity: 4 ounces
  • Penalty: Summons and Release
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El Paso
Population: 682,669

  • Passed: May 2020
  • City Council Resolution
  • Quantity: 4 ounces
  • Penalty: Summons and Release
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Harris County (Houston)
Population: 4.538 M

  • Passed: 2017
  • City Council Resolution
  • Quantity: 4 ounces
  • Penalty: Summons and Release
Hays County
Population: 194,739

  • Passed: 2009
  • Implemented by the Sheriff’s office
  • Quantity: 2 ounces or less
  • Penalty: Summons and Release
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Nueces County
Population: 361,221

  • Passed: April 2019
  • Implemented by District Attorney’s Office
  • Quantity: 4 ounces
  • Penalty: Summons and Release
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Plano County
Population: 287,000

  • Passed: 2021
  • Implemented by Sheriff’s Office
  • Quantity: Up to 2 ounces
  • Penalty: Summons and Release
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Travis County
Population: 1.177 M

  • Passed: 2017
  • County Commissioners Court
  • Quantity: Up to 2 ounces
  • Penalty: $45 fine and 4-hour marijuana class
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Williamson County
Population: 508,515

  • Passed: 2017
  • Pilot Program
  • Quantity: 2 ounces or less
  • Penalty: Summons and Release
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