U. of Texas Rejects Marijuana Arrest Policy Change

AUSTIN, Texas — In a 9-13 vote Tuesday, the University of Texas’ (UT) Student Government voted against a resolution to change marijuana enforcement on campus.

As many as 12 students co-authored the resolution, which would have recommended that university police give a citation to anyone possessing less than four ounces of marijuana, rather than arresting the individual, KVUE.com reports.

According to Robert Love, one of the bill’s co-authors, UT police are not required to arrest suspects in marijuana possession cases; however, roughly 75% of the cases end in arrest. In 2012, there were 55 marijuana-related incidents on campus. Of those, half of the suspects were arrested, while the other half received citations, Austin.YNN.com reports.

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