A woman from Beaumont says that her church kicked her out after members of the congregation saw her on the news voicing support marijuana legalization in Texas.
Faith Bodle said she uses cannabis extract, an oil derived from marijuana, to treat illnesses like degenerative spine disease, congestive heart failure and arthritis.
Bodle spoke to a local news station at the arraignment of Jeremy Bourque, who is facing trial on marijuana charges. Bodle was there showing her support for the legalization and medicinal use of cannabis. Continue reading →
In fact, nearly as many people attended this march as there were at the Global Marijuana March event held this past May in downtown Fort Worth. This is also the largest group of people ever for a marijuana event at Dallas City Hall. Continue reading →
Alexis is my eight year old daughter who has ‘generalized epilepsy’, which essentially is a diagnosis for seizures of unknown origin.
Our story starts late one evening in July 2013 when my wife and I witnessed Alexis’ first seizure at our home in Rowlett, TX. It was devastating.
As disabled veterans, both my wife and I have seen some pretty horrible things, but nothing can prepare you for the sight of your little girl convulsing wildly and foaming at the mouth. I honestly thought she was dying. Continue reading →
A Round Rock teen who was previously facing life in prison for making marijuana brownies has opted to take a plea deal.
Jacob Lavoro was arrested earlier this year after police entered his apartment, which his lawyer insists was illegally, and officers found several batches of brownies infused with cannabis oil. Continue reading →
Following the success of a major rally held earlier this year, marijuana activists plan to march on Dallas City Hall this coming Saturday.
Organized the DFW NORML, a local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, the group expects thousands to turn out. Earlier this year the group saw around 2,000 people march on the Tarrant County Courthouse in downtown Fort Worth. Continue reading →
The eighth episode of Texas Cannabis Report features breaking news out of Dallas about an upcoming marijuana march, a raid on a pro-marijuana candidate’s Austin home, changing how some cops in Texas handle marijuana arrests, Texas NORML’s voter guide, and much more. Continue reading →
NORML PAC is endorsing Representative Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) for re-election the the US House of Representatives.
“Rep. O’Rourke is an ardent supporter of reforming our nation’s marijuana policies,” stated NORML PAC Manager Erik Altieri. “In just his first term, he has proven to be an intelligent and pragmatic politician with a long future in front of him. We strongly encourage voters to support his re-election campaign to keep a true reform champion in Congress.” Continue reading →
A Georgia SWAT team who burned a baby by throwing a grenade into his crib during a drug raid will not face any charges after a grand jury declines to indict them.
An early morning raid back in in May left the young boy with severe burns on his face and chest, putting him into a coma and nearly three months of hospitalization.
Officers claimed they didn’t know a child was in the home before acting on a tip from an informant who claimed to have purchased a small amount of meth from someone who was not in the home at the time. Continue reading →
Houston played host to the first ever Marijuana Investment Conference (MIC), which took place at The Westin Houston, Memorial City this past weekend. Unlike other popular marijuana conventions that happen around the country, such as CannaCon and the Kush Expo, which are for retailers and the general public, alike; MIC was specifically geared towards connecting big money investors with up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
Although the recent MIC in Houston was not for the average supporter of marijuana, which is not surprising since a single registration ticket cost $995, that did not stop over 100 hundred entrepreneurs and investors from attending, according to Mark Hayden, an organizer of the event.
Investors and entrepreneurs flew in from all over the country to speak and learn about new opportunities for capitalizing on the booming marijuana market. According to the MIC website, the conference was seeking potential investors willing to invest anywhere from $150,000 to $10 million in the companies presenting at the event. Continue reading →
Meet Loretta Labrada, the Director of Finance for one of the largest and most active marijuana reform organizations in the country. It also happens to be located in Texas.
“If you had told me ten years ago that today I would be a member of the board of directors of the largest marijuana reform group in Texas, possibly the nation, I’d have looked at you and asked, “What’s NORML?””
That’s DFW NORML to be exact, the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Boasting over 850 members and strong revenue, Loretta maintains the non-profit organization’s accounting records, ensures the bills are paid, and keeps the group “kosher with the tax man.” Continue reading →
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