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Houston teen set fire to mother’s clothes because she refused to pay for weed

John Carter

An 18-year-old Houston man is facing arson charges after setting his mother’s clothes on fire because she refused to give him money for marijuana.

John Carter was reportedly upset at his mother, which led him to start setting her clothes on fire early Saturday morning. There was minor fire damage to their Houston apartment complex which is located in the 15500 block of Ella Blvd.

Carter was arrested and charged with arson, then booked into the Harris County Jail. He’s out on a $30,000 bond.

According to the latest poll, only 23% of Texans want to keep marijuana completely illegal. While some people will look at this incident as another reason to not legalize marijuana, one thing that must be kept in mind is that the actions of one do not represent a whole, otherwise the masses should be clamoring for alcohol to be made illegal, something that happened in the early 1900s and met with disastrous results, much like cannabis prohibition.

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Stephen Carter

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

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