Arrests will only be made if there is an immediate safety threat or it is part of a separate felony-level investigation. Reports KVUE.

The Austin Police Department has officially ended most arrests and ticketing for personal marijuana possession, according to a memo from Chief Brian Manley on July 2.


The memo states that the APD will no longer cite or arrest individuals with sufficient identification for Class A or Class B misdemeanor possession of marijuana offenses, “unless there is an immediate threat to a person’s safety or doing so is part of the investigation of a high priority, felony-level narcotics case or the investigation of a violent felony.”