About PROP B

Overview

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Passed into law in a democratic citywide election on November 8, 2022, with 71.35% of the votes, "a record-breaking 32,610 ballots" Proposition B :

  • Eliminates all citations and arrests by City of Denton PD for possession of misdemeanor amounts of marijuana (cannabis), except in some limited circumstances

  • Prevents City of Denton PD from giving citations for drug paraphernalia in lieu of a possession of marijuana charge

  • Prohibits City of Denton PD from using the odor of marijuana or hemp as probable cause for search or seizure

  • Saves our city valuable law enforcement resources and municipal court resources, including labor and filing costs. This initiative also bans costly THC testing.

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The "Texas Two-Step"

This initiative was a two-step process. The First Step was getting enough valid petition signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

The Second Step was a November election by which the people of Denton accomplished what two consecutive City Council majorities failed to do: make Prop B law!

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"This is the right thing to do, and I'm really proud of Denton for taking the lead on this."

Official Language

Below is the official language of the PROP B Ordinance. You can also download this official language sheet here.

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