Hemp law has most big-city prosecutors in Texas stepping back from marijuana charges. But not in El Paso.
Most prosecutors in Texas’ largest counties are either tossing low-level marijuana cases or holding off on pursuing criminal charges. Their reasoning: The Legislature and Gov. Greg Abbott redefined marijuana when they legalized hemp earlier this year — and a lack of testing resources to distinguish between the two casts too much reasonable doubt over criminal proceedings.
But that’s not the case in El Paso, where the district attorney says his office […]