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Foundation for an Informed Texas

An educational foundation for informing Texans about the cannabis plant, otherwise known as marijuana, has been established to help propel efforts aimed at changing minds about a plant which has been demonized and criminalized for over 100 years. Foundation for an Informed Texas, or FIT for short, will be a

A Dallas County Commissioner has stated that issuing a summons for those found with four ounces or less of marijuana is “dead on arrival.”

District Attorney Nico LaHood announced this week that Bexar County, which includes San Antonio, will institute a cite and release program in the near future for marijuana and other misdemeanor offenses.

While the debate to legalize marijuana rages, the subject of drug testing for intoxication while off the clock isn’t getting much play. Until this issue gets its day in the sun, people will continue to devise ways of cheating drug tests, generally for obtaining employment. Many do not realize that

Dale Mantey is a Democrat running for U.S. Congressional District 17.

A candidate for United States Congress in central Texas isn’t shying away from the issue of changing marijuana laws. Dale Mantey, who seeks to unseat incumbent Rep. Bill Flores in District 17, has made some of the boldest statements yet regarding the nation’s marijuana policies.

Those in the Dallas/Fort Worth area have another chance to spend some quality time in the sun and water before the summer officially ends this weekend by heading out to Grand Prairie for DFW NORML’s fifth annual Lake and Bake.

As Hurricane Harvey barreled towards the Texas coast, preparing and securing the area as well as themselves was on the minds of many Texans along the coast for when the storm made landfall. One man says that police in his area had other priorities however after he was arrested for

A Dallas police officer is under investigation for his stance on changing marijuana laws in Texas. He also claims he is being investigated because he has exposed his department for being so understaffed that they cannot answer calls in a timely manner.

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Democrat - El Paso

United States Congressional Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas has introduced an amendment in the House of Representatives to effectively end the automatic suspension of drivers licenses for those who have been convicted of marijuana possession.

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 23, 2017 – On August 15th, the Texas Cannabis Industry Association (TCIA) submitted a formal complaint to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and to Governor Greg Abbott’s office regarding licensing for the Compassionate Use Program (CUP), which regulates low-THC cannabis medicine for the state. The TCIA

A Wise County deputy discovered marijuana growing inside a metal building while responding to an unrelated call last weekend. Investigators seized 521 plants. Submitted photo to WCMessenger

A north Texas judge has granted a motion to suppress marijuana evidence in a court case after an officer illegally entered a building and found a grow room.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has responded to families who say they had to leave the state to participate in medical marijuana programs. “This is a law and order state, we have been and will continue to be so” say’s Gov. Abbott.

New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas reveals that levels of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that leaves a euphoric feeling, directly correlate to changes in how the brain utilizes oxygen.

The recurring theme for committee hearings on marijuana legislation in Texas this year is progress, a lack of opposition, and that policy discussion is here to stay. This past week was no exception. One legislator did however come out swinging against a proposed penalty reduction bill during a recent hearing.