It began with the arrest of a teenage boy for possession of marijuana, and ended with him committing suicide at school. To protect the privacy of the family, names and locations will not be mentioned, what follows though is a tragic story about how a teenager’s life spiraled out of
While there are monetary incentives for police to keep the status quo, not all cops think marijuana prohibition is a good idea. There’s even an organized group of us who are fighting to end the drug war every day. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is an organization of criminal justice
Senator Troy Fraser won’t meet with me and I’m dying of Huntington’s Disease (HD). My sister was just diagnosed and my children have a 50% chance of inheriting my neurological disease. I live in District 24 and my senator won’t meet with me for a few minutes to discuss the
Paul Armentano took the time to tackle some anecdotal claims made by Susan Shapiro who described her previous use of marijuana as “an extreme addiction.” Touching first on the subject of addictiveness, he states “most people who experiment with pot do not become dependent upon it. In truth, most users
Two states legalized marijuana in 2012. It’s 2014 and so far, the sky has not fallen in Washington and Colorado. But that’s not stopping oneDr. Todd Huffman, a pediatrician in Eugene, Oregon, from predicting all manner of danger in store for teenagers now that his state has legalized marijuana. “Let
To see the video Alexis’ father made about her story, find it at the bottom of this article. 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
Making history in Texas and doing it in style, Kevin Ludlow has been a candidate that many have watched in awe this year. Ludlow could very well be the first Libertarian ever elected to the Texas House of Representatives. He’s running a strong campaign, has more than 30 volunteers, is fundraising
Houston NORML has been around for nearly a quarter of a century, far longer than most other marijuana reform organizations. Located in the fourth largest U.S. city of over 2.1 million people, the potential for this non-profit group to play a lead role in helping to change marijuana laws in
Forget smuggling marijuana across the border, it’s being grown far and wide here in Texas.
In late November 2012, voters in Washington and Colorado passed ballot initiatives to fully legalize marijuana for recreational use. Coloradans were able to start purchasing recreational marijuana on Jan. 1, 2014. As for Washington, the state issued its first retail marijuana licenses about six months later, on July 7th. So
As an old farm boy, it has always seemed strange to me that most states, and the federal government, treat someone who grows a few marijuana plants for personal use as a more serious offender than someone who buys cannabis from the black market. In practice, by penalizing personal cultivation,
According to the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas leads the nation in cotton production and brought in $2.2 billion in cash receipts from cotton in 2012. However, these numbers do not mean that all is well with cotton production in Texas.
Libertarian candidate Clifford “Clif” Deuvall, a disabled Vietnam War veteran and former teacher is seeking election to the Texas House of Representatives for District 56, an area that includes most of Waco and the surrounding communities.