October 14, 2016 veterans medical marijuana

Veterans and Marijuana Policy Reform Advocates to Gather at Texas State Capitol Saturday

AUSTIN — Military veterans and local marijuana policy reform advocates will gather at the State Capitol in Austin on Saturday for the 2016 Texas Veterans Medical Marijuana Conference. The event, hosted by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy and Texas NORML, will feature educators, advocates, medical professionals, and veteran activists discussing how medical marijuana can help […]

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September 16, 2016 cbd oil

Why is the state of Texas raiding pharmacies that sell CBD?

This week the Texas Department of Public Safety let it be known they are in no mood for CBD oil retailers who sell products that exceed the widely-accepted .3% THC level by raiding four Austin-area pharmacies. Peoples Pharmacy, a holistic pharmacy located in Austin was the focus of DPS raids at four separate locations. According to […]

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May 21, 2016 Texas marijuana

Texas Town Elects Pro-Marijuana Mayor, Several Employees Resign in Protest

The citizens of the city of Whitewright, TX — population 1,604 — knew exactly what they were getting when they elected Jeremiah Looney as their Mayor earlier this month.  A combat Army veteran who served two tours in Iraq and who now advocates for the rights of veterans to use medical marijuana, Mayor Looney has admitted […]

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December 3, 2015 Texas medical marijuana rally

Texas Marijuana Reform Activists, Including Active-Duty Dallas Police Officer, to Gather Saturday

Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy is mobilizing activists throughout Texas in an effort to inject marijuana policy debate into 2016 state legislative races  DALLAS — Local marijuana policy reform advocates, including an active-duty Dallas police officer, will gather Saturday for an advocacy training event at the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce in Tyler. The event, hosted […]

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October 2, 2015 checkpoint in texas

Texas Sheriff Refuses to Arrest Marijuana Offenders at Federal Checkpoint

NPR- A federal inspection station on Interstate 10 in the West Texas desert earned the nickname “checkpoint of the stars” for all the entertainers who kept getting busted there. In the past six years, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Nelly and Fiona Apple were all arrested for possession of marijuana. These days, though, after a decision […]

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August 18, 2015

Lawsuit Filed over SWAT Raid on Texas Tomato Farm in Search of Marijuana

Back in August of 2013 a fully-outfitted assault force stormed the property belonging to members of the Garden of Eden, an intentional community located in Arlington, TX whose purpose is to live together in sustainable housing, grow organic food and pretty much just live life how they want to. The cops would call the Garden […]

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August 11, 2015 roadside cavity search

Texas Woman Receives Roadside Vaginal Probe in Search of Marijuana

A Harris County, Texas woman is the latest in a long line of female victims of the state’s completely insane prosecution of the war on drugs after deputies forcibly penetrated her during a routine traffic stop earlier this summer. 21 year-old Charnesia Corley said she was driving in northern Harris County around 10:30 p.m. on June 21 when a […]

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March 13, 2015

Texas State Lawmakers Introduce Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation

Measures introduced in the House and Senate on Friday would allow patients with debilitating conditions — including veterans with PTSD — to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it AUSTIN – Texas state lawmakers introduced legislation Friday that would allow patients with cancer, seizure disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other debilitating conditions to access […]

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January 22, 2015

Marijuana Policy Project Targets Texas for Cannabis Law Reform in 2015

Each year the Marijuana Policy Project, or MPP, publishes a list of states that will receive planning, execution and fundraising assistance from the organization for the purpose of reforming marijuana laws. In 2014 MPP announced the long-term goal of working toward marijuana legalization in Texas by 2019. This year’s announcement, however, shows a ramped-up effort to push for […]

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January 26, 2014

Two states in the Deep South consider legislation to ‘soften’ marijuana laws

The Raw Story reports that Republican governors in Texas and Louisiana have issued statements softening their stance on marijuana use and punishment. On Thursday, Texas Governor Rick Perry told an international panel on drug legalization at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that “I have begun to implement policies that start us toward a […]

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