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AUSTIN, Texas – Seventy-four percent of Texas adults say the maximum punishment for being caught with pot should be changed from a criminal penalty to a ticket or fine, according to a new poll conducted by The Texas Lyceum.
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Heather Fazio, Texas political director with the Marijuana Policy Project, says spending thousands of dollars prosecuting people for minor possession or consumption doesn’t make sense to taxpayers.
 
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