AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) --Lawmakers in Austin are considering a big change to marijuana possession.
The bill would change one ounce of marijuana possession from a crime to a civil penalty. Those who are caught with one ounce or less would be fined $250. They would not be arrested.
The fine would increase to $500 for a third violation.
The bill has the approval of a House committee, but its future is uncertain.
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