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Teen shot by Texas officer tested positive for marijuana, synthetic LSD

It has been reported that a teen who was shot by an Arlington police officer had marijuana and synthetic LSD in his system, according to a Tarrant County medical examiner’s report.

19-year-old Christian Taylor was shot four times by officer in training Brad Miller after he broke into a local car dealership and vandalized several vehicles.

Miller, 49, was terminated by Arlington police days after the incident for failing to follow departmental policy and poor judgment which resulted in the fatal shooting of Taylor, who was unarmed.

Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018
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Metabolites from marijuana can often stay in a person’s system up to 45 days, depending on how often the plant is consumed.

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a 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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  1. Jeanette McDougal
    September 3, 2015 at 7:22 am

    The part of the world having the longest term societal marijuana use is the Middle East. I’ve often wondered if that might not have contributed to that regions turmoil and chaos.

    Egypt s skid row is comprised of hash (cannabis ) user’s

  2. Herbert s. Greene
    September 3, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Holy crap the fall of the Persian empire, the ottomans and even the hordes were vanquished by a cannabis plant. I for one, thought only God had that sort of armaments. Peace be with you