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While Elgin officials have agreed to rescind the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the city, cannabis advocates won’t let the issue go up in smoke.Paxton’s legal action, filed in February, targets Elgin and other cities that adopted ordinances eliminating enforcement of low-level marijuana possession offenses, claiming these measures violate the Texas Constitution.Seventy percent of voters turning out to the polls in Elgin approved the decriminalization initiative during the November 2022 election.However, a recent consent decree with the state signed by city officials agrees to label the ordinance as “void,” according to court ...

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