Legal Encounters

Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018 The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled a case with two defendants in a medical marijuana stock manipulation scheme.

A recently discovered marijuana growing operation in Erath County has officials wondering if any arrests will be made.

Sandra Bland, a political activist who is the subject of national attention after being arrested during a traffic stop in Texas and found dead in her jail cell three days later, is now said to have had a “high amount of marijuana in her system” Reuters reports.

President Obama commuted the sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders on Monday, two of which were for marijuana. The president said the 46 prisoners had served sentences disproportionate to their crimes. “These men and women were not hardened criminals, but the overwhelming majority had been sentenced to at least 20

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor’s step-son has been arrested for possession of marijuana. Police say they arrested Aaron Marshall Taylor, 19, at about 10 p.m. Monday after they were called about a suspicious vehicle.

A Texas man recently tried to eat his stash of marijuana during a traffic stop however he ended up choking on it instead.

Life in prison. Without possibility of parole. For a nonviolent marijuana offense. Let the reality of that sink in for a minute. No, this isn’t happening in some backwards, third world country. It is happening right here in the United States of America. Some marijuana lifers have been warehoused away

After authorities in east Texas were alerted by a hunter to a field containing just over 100,000 marijuana plants last year, setting an all time record for a marijuana growing operation in the state, this year the record has been shattered.

Rapper Cameron Thomaz, otherwise known as Wiz Khalifa, was arrested in May of 2014 after being caught with marijuana at a west Texas airport. He has now plead guilty and been ordered to pay a $500 fine.

State troopers in west Texas say they have confiscated over $2.2 million worth of marijuana. A Texas DPS officer noticed a pickup truck with an unsecured load driving on the shoulder lane on IH-20 in west Odessa. When the officer tried to pull the truck over, the driver fled.

A City of Killeen life guard was arrested Sunday after police say he admitted to having marijuana in his car and smoking it while at work at a city pool.

Police raided a home in Austin where over 400 marijuana plants were found growing. During a search of the home, police also found two pounds of cannabis, and 11 jars of “hash butter” according to KXAN.

Waco Police Department ran a 3-day covert highway drug interdiction operation along Interstate Highway 35 and made six arrests.

Officers and officials from over 14 different federal, state, county, and local departments participated in what the Drug Enforcement Agency has termed a large scale drug bust in both Texas and New Mexico, confiscating a total of 115 pounds of marijuana.