Texas

Wed
04
Mar

Representative files bill to legalize marijuana in Texas

Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) filed a bill Monday to legalize marijuana in Texas.

If passed, HB 2165 would repeal offenses related to possessing, selling and growing marijuana in Texas. The bill retracts all mentions of the word “marihuana” mentioned in the current provisions of the law.

In a statement, Simpson said, “God did not make a mistake when he made marijuana.” According to Simpson, the government should not have a role in marijuana regulation.

Tue
03
Mar

Texas lawmaker files bill to legalize marijuana

In Texas, a conservative lawmaker filed a bill to completely deregulate marijuana in the Lone Star State Monday, proposing to strike any mention of the psychoactive plant from state law.

"Everything that God made is good, even marijuana" said state Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, who filed the bill. "The conservative thought is that government doesn't need to fix something that God made good."

The 24-page bill begins: "The following provisions are repealed," then lists dozens of Texas statutes related to marijuana. If the Legislature were to approve the bill, pot in Texas would be regulated like any common crop.

In a press release, Simpson said he supported regulating marijuana like the state regulates "tomatoes, jalapeños or coffee."

Tue
03
Mar

Texas Legislator Fights to Legalize Marijuana, “Something That God Made Good”

Last November, Alaska became the first red state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Now a conservative state legislator is hoping Texas will follow suit, filing a bill to repeal Texas’ pot prohibition—in order to honor God. From the Houston Chronicle:

Tue
03
Mar

One more marijuana idea from Rep. David Simpson — a bill to end pot prohibition

Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, on Jan. 11, 2011, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Yesterday was Texas Independence Day. It was fitting that Rep. David Simpson used the occasion to file a sweeping bill (HB 2165) that would end marijuana prohibition in Texas. I posted an item yesterday about his “Christian case for drug law reform.” Little did I know that this Longview Republican had put a radical pot bill in the hopper.

Thu
19
Feb

Legalize Medical Marijuana Texas

Tue
13
Jan

Texas Cop Arrested for Telling Woman He’d Drop Marijuana Charges if She Let Him Smell Her Feet

HOUSTON, TX — Texas prosecutors said a former school district officer told a woman she could go if she let him smell her feet or handed over her underwear. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office said 26 year old Cypress-Fairbanks School District Officer Patrick Quinn, who has since been fired, pulled over a woman at […]

Tue
13
Jan

Texas Marijuana Reform is Coming: How Today’s Vote Can Have an Impact

DALLAS, TX — Changing the draconian marijuana policies in Texas is no small task but a coalition of organizations have banded together to reform the Lone Star State:  The Marijuana Policy Project, DFW NORML, Progress Texas, Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition, Mothers Against Teen Violence, Texas NORML, MAMMA, Drug Policy Alliance, SSDP, among others. Texas unfortunately […]

Tue
13
Jan

Texas: Houston Police Chief Says Marijuana Prohibition Has Failed

HOUSTON, TX —In an interview with Cultural Baggage, a radio show hosted by Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) speaker and former Air Force Security Policeman, Dean Becker, Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland said marijuana prohibition is a failed public policy. During the interview, Chief McClelland highlighted pilot programs within his department and others in the state to […]

Fri
28
Nov

Using Doctors With Troubled Pasts to Market a Painkiller

Dr. Judson Somerville, a pain specialist in Laredo, Tex., received $67,000 in speaking fees, travel and meals in 2013 to promote a powerful and addictive painkiller called Subsys, according to a new federal database of payments that drug companies make to physicians.

Tue
25
Nov

Marijuana’s Long Term Effects On The Brain Finally Revealed!

University of Texas just published their research into the long-term effects of marijuana

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