4/20 is the unofficial holiday celebrating marijuana, a plant that has been scientifically proven countless times to be effective medicine in the treatment of many diseases from ALS to AIDS to even Tourette's Syndrome.

According to Everything Lubbock,  during the "holiday" Laura Lucero ran a red light, and after being pulled over by police was discovered to have four pounds of marijuana in her vehicle. If convicted, Lucero could face 2-10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for a plant that has never once been found to be physically addictive nor has it been found to impair driving in any significant way, unlike alcohol and many prescription drugs.

It is estimated that incarcerating pot-only offenders costs taxpayers $15 billion dollars a year. Meanwhile, Colorado netted $53 million dollars in tax revenue in 2015 after legalizing recreational and medicinal pot use to adults.

Note: these are the (researched and cited) opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Townsquare Media or anyone else besides the author of this article, although a 2016 study concluded that 71% of Texans believe in medical access to marijuana  

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