Texas: $60 million worth of marijuana seized

On Friday, July 17 agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division, Texas Highway Patrol, Drug Enforcement Administration, Texas Parks and Wildlife, the Texas Army National Guard, Investigators with the Mineral Wells Police Department, and the Palo Pinto and Erath County Sheriff’s Office seized approximately 10,000 marijuana plants being cultivated on the South end of Erath County.

The seizure was a result of the Domestic Marijuana Eradication program and shows the great working relations and corporation that law enforcement in this area possess.


Texas town tired of 'war on drugs' at the border sees push for legal marijuana

Many in El Paso would like to see cannabis laws reformed not despite local cartel traffic, but because of it: a military-style border has fractured communities

Of all the weekends for Colt DeMorris to be pulled over by the cops for a broken tail-light, it had to be the one before 4/20.

That day is the unofficial annual holiday for marijuana enthusiasts, and DeMorris is the executive director of the El Paso chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). He was headed home at 2.30am on Saturday from 420 Fest, a music event sponsored by his group. The smell was unmistakable.


Men and Women have different Activated Immune Cells during Pain Response

A research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience has tested the levels of pain sensitivity among male and female. To know the same, study researchers used male and female mice and came to know both genders experience the same levels of pain sensitivity. But they were activated through different immune cells during response.

The researchers wanted to know the gender differences in pain response, so that new therapies could be more successful when they enter the market. In the experiment, the male and female mice were injured on foot and were then given medicine.


North American Cannabis Holdings Acquires Health Beverage Café

Acquisition Serves As Foundation To North American’s ‘AmeriCanna Café;’ A National Healthy Cannabis Destination Beverage Franchise



North American Cannabis Holdings Announces Suit to Cancel 33 Million USMJ Common Shares

DALLAS, June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — North American Cannabis Holdings, Inc. (USMJ) announced that the Company plans to file suit today to compel the cancellation of thirty-three (33) million shares of common stock. The subject stock was issued in conjunction with an acquisition to support a historical operating focus prior to the current cannabis industry focus. The acquisition was subsequently unwound, but the 33 million shares remained issued and out. Management maintains that the shares should be cancelled in conjunction with the unwinding of the acquisition. Pre-litigation negotiations have resulted in the surrender of 600,000 of the subject shares so far.


Totally Hemp Crazy, Inc. Goes International With One Million Can Order

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 26, 2015) - Totally Hemp Crazy, Inc. (OTC PINK: THCZ) announced today a distribution agreement for the entire country of Canada with Rocky Mountain High Canada of Calgary, Alberta.

The initial order for 1,000,000 cans of product will be specially manufactured for the Canadian Market and will be produced and booked as revenues for the next fiscal quarter. The Canadian cans will be labeled both in English and French. The order will also include the introduction of a fifth exciting flavor that will soon be announced by the Company. 


Pro-marijuana advocates plant seeds for next session

AUSTIN - The only sure bet at legalizing marijuana appears to be a ballot initiative. It's the only way that sales and possession have won approval in other states.

But it's unlikely to happen anytime soon in Texas, where citizens don’t have the kind of access to referendums that advocates for relaxed drug laws have used in places such as Oregon and Colorado.


That leaves pro-marijuana advocates here vowing a return to the Legislature to again lobby for decriminalization - if not full legalization.

“For some reason, state lawmakers have always been behind the curve of public opinion when it comes to marijuana policy reform,”  said Morgan Fox, spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project.


In pockets of Texas, prosecutors just say 'no' to marijuana prosecutions

AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers may be reluctant to ease up on punishing small-time pot smokers, but local prosecutors across the state are increasingly looking for ways to keep two-bit toking cases from clogging court dockets and wasting resources.

This past session, seven bills that would have reduced criminal penalties for minor marijuana possession went up in smoke. But some county prosecutors are already choosing to pass on even filing charges when it comes to small pot possession cases, or looking for ways to divert recreational users to probation or community service programs.

Some have been doing so for years.


Cannabis Prescriptions vs. Certifications: The Wording Matters

A number of state legislative sessions recently adjourned leaving several new cannabis bills awaiting governors’ signatures. Two states in particular—Louisiana and Texas—made moves towards legalizing cannabis. Their bills have a lot in common. They are highly restrictive, CBD only, and allow access for a very limited number of conditions. Most importantly, they suffer from the same fatal flaw—they require doctors issue “prescriptions” for medical cannabis.


Border Patrol seizes 1600 pounds of marijuana

LOS ARRIEROS, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Sector successfully seized more than 1,600 pounds of marijuana late Wednesday night.

The seizure occurred when Border Patrol agents working with game wardens noticed an abandoned Chevrolet Suburban in the brush near Los Arrieros.  

As agents approached the Suburban, they found 72 bundles of marijuana.

The seizure had an estimated value of more than $1.3 million. 



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