Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a 30 year old journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas and serves as Deputy Director for NORML of Waco. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

The following is a list of all known marijuana related events happening in Texas for the month of January 2017.

Houston and its surrounding areas are going into 2017 years ahead of the rest of Texas when it comes to marijuana policy as arrests and jail time are largely taken off the table.

Houston Police Department has a new chief, and he thinks Texas will move on medical marijuana within the next few years.

A teenager suspected of smoking marijuana outside of a movie theater was told he could either do pushups or go to jail by an off-duty officer working security.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the leading non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses, has issued its position in response to a recent DEA ruling, submitted to the Federal Register December 14, 2016, which seeks to establish a new drug code for ‘marijuana extract.’ Specifically,

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) met today to consider changes to Texas’s medical marijuana CBD oil program, and advocates saw a small amount of success.

The Drug Enforcement Administration has made a clarification on CBD oil, stating that whether it is obtained from hemp or marijuana, it is federally illegal.

While legalizing marijuana during the 2017 Texas legislative session remains unlikely, a recent statement from Governor Greg Abbott may give hope to those seeking to pass legislation which would expand Texas’ medical marijuana program.

With the latest filing of a medical cannabis bill with the state senate, News Channel 25 out of Waco spoke with Clif Deuvall, Executive Director for NORML of Waco, and a veteran of the United States Air Force.

A bill which would greatly expand Texas’ medical marijuana program has been pre-filed for the 2017 legislative session.

Extraction & Testing Lab Magazine, a brand-new publication specifically devoted to the science of cannabis research, will officially launch in January 2017. The debut issue of Extraction & Testing Lab Magazine will be available online through the company’s website and as a print publication.

The following is a list of all known marijuana related events happening in Texas for the month of December 2016.

Despite Texas not having a voter initiative law, Texans may still be able to vote on both medical and recreational cannabis legalization in 2018 if the state legislature permits it.

The first marijuana related bill has been filed for the 2017 Texas legislative session, and it makes possessing less than an ounce a civil fine.