U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today the indictment of 28 individuals operating a major drug distribution ring responsible for trafficking cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine through the Eastern District of Texas as well as to Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey and Oklahoma. Read more
Ashli Cooper spoke to a crowd of 100 at DFW NORML’s July Meeting at the Whiskey Girl Saloon in Fort Worth, Texas about how medical cannabis saved her life and helped her beat cancer.
One new Austinite believes he has the answer to saving the state money. Rob Kampia, the Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project helped create a controversial ad that said marijuana was less harmful than beer. After getting pulled from a jumbotron at a NASCAR race, it has now gone
People who want to end drug prohibition often miss the boat when trying to change minds on the matter. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about cannabis, cocaine, heroin or anything else. We can throw out facts all day long, we can bring out charts and statistics and historical evidence,
Texas NORML is inviting everyone to attend their screening of American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny. Director Kevin Booth navigates through the cutting edge of cannabis research while becoming a foster parent to a child court ordered to take powerful mind altering drugs. After surviving brain surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy,
A representative from Texas recently compared the tactics of the National Security Agency program to busting cannabis consumers by tracking down stolen potato chips. Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Republican out of Tyler, was on the House floor railing against the NSA program which collects bulk phone records when he recalled
Pot smoking and laziness are often thought to go hand in hand and when you talk to people who don’t know a lot about the culture of cannabis consumers, the couch potato is often the portrayal they have in mind.
According to the College Station Police Department, two teens have been arrested on drug charges after they pocket-dialed 911.
Marijuana has been intertwined with race and ethnicity in America since well before the word “marijuana” was coined. The drug, my colleague Gene Demby recently wrote, has a disturbing case of multiple personality disorder: It’s a go-to pop culture punch line. It’s the foundation of a growing recreational and medicinal
A study published in The International Journal of Neurophamacology points to Cannabidiol (CBD) as a cause of Neurogenesis in the brain. Specifically, this birth of new neurons occurred in the Hippocampus, an area typically associated with conscious memory and navigation. Neurogenesis is responsible for creating new neurons within the brain. These neurons process and carry information to
The US border patrol is busting people daily as they cross through border checkpoints. Recent busts in Sarita, Texas have netted 3,500 pounds of cannabis from two 18-wheelers. The number of busts are so high, that many towns are struggling to prosecute all of the cases. In many instances they