Austin voters overwhelmingly say yes to marijuana, no-knock warrant ballot measure

Proposition A on the Austin ballot would prevent the city's police officers from enforcing laws against possessing small amounts of marijuana or from entering a property unannounced using no-knock warrants.

Austinites voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure that prevents the city’s police officers from enforcing laws against possessing small amounts of marijuana or from entering a property unannounced using no-knock warrants.

Proposition A — which removes police discretion by cementing these two policies into law — passed with 56,004 votes in favor, or 85.8%, while there were 9,270 votes against it, or 14.2%, according to final but unofficial results from the Travis County Clerk’s office .

Prop A was Austin’s lone proposition on the Saturday ballot and generated limited buzz ahead of the vote. Following hotly contested fights in Austin elections on homeless camping in May 2020 and police officer hires last November, Prop A did not even yield an opposition campaign.

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