Texas

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

Wed
24
Sep

The Nose Does Not Always Know: Smelling Cannabis Is Not Probable Cause

As history is made and states across the nation set out to enact some form of marijuana legislation, the requirement for probable cause is bound to change as well. Currently, there is a very low threshold that needs to be met to allow a police officer to search a person, car or house. However, that is all about to change.

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