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The Austin Chronic: Should I Throw Away My Marijuana in Fear of Fentanyl?
APD reassures there’s no evidence that contaminated marijuana is “prevalent in our community”
"...from the Austin Police Department alleging a sample of marijuana, confiscated from a man who sold two $20 crack..."

May 17, 2024 Column by Kevin Curtin

Greg Casar Called for Austin to Reach Zero Possession of Marijuana Arrests, Recent Data Shows Just That
“The sky doesn’t fall when you stop arresting people for pot”
"...Austin Police Department made zero arrests for possession of marijuana - the first such instance since the city began..."

April 20, 2021 News Post by Kevin Curtin

Physicians Back Law Change for Marijuana
Doctors support rescheduling of marijuana and call on feds to protect medi-pot patients.
"...Physicians says the feds should reconsider the classification of marijuana as a Schedule I substance under the federal Controlled..."

Feb. 18, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Will Austin Police Stop Making Marijuana Busts?
Council considers how to get “as close as possible to zero arrests”
"...Jan. 23 meeting – effectively decriminalizing personal stashes of marijuana in Austin...."

Jan. 14, 2020 News Post by Kevin Curtin

Abbott Orders Texas Prosecutors to Enforce Marijuana Laws
Travis County D.A. says dismissals will continue
"...commanding them to resume prosecuting individuals for possession of marijuana...."

July 18, 2019 News Post by Kevin Curtin

Travis County to Reject Marijuana Prosecutions
Officers can't legally determine what is weed and what is hemp
"...UPDATED: Travis County prosecutors will now reject Possession of Marijuana cases filed from June 10 forward, unless they’re accompanied..."

July 3, 2019 News Post by Kevin Curtin

Should Texas Legalize Marijuana?
That's what Progress Texas wants to know
"...Do you support marijuana decriminalization? How about legalizing medical marijuana? How do you..."

April 1, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Patients Urge Lawmakers to Pass Medical Marijuana Measure
Whether lawmakers have compassion remains to be seen
"...For Stephen Betzen and his wife, marijuana was a miracle drug...."

May 7, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Marijuana Coast to Coast
Hot pot news from California and Washington, D.C.
"...So far it's been a hot summer for marijuana-law reformers across the country. The action has been particularly..."

July 8, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Dan Patrick Promises to Kill Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
Proposal: no arrest, jail time for under 1 oz., passed in House Monday
"...Texas for being caught with a personal amount of marijuana passed in the House yesterday. But this morning, Lt...."

April 30, 2019 News Post by Kevin Curtin

Majority Favors Marijuana
New poll shows majority of Americans in favor of legalizing pot
" has a serious drug abuse problem, and that marijuana should be legalized...."

Dec. 11, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

APD (Finally) Ends Low-Level Marijuana Enforcement
Chief announces move, six months after Council told him to
"...citations or make arrests in most low-level Possession of Marijuana cases, according to a memo from Police Chief Brian..."

July 2, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

APD Alerts Public to Synthetic Marijuana Threat
15 potential overdoses in last 23 hours
"...the public to a potential health risk in synthetic marijuana. The APD and Austin Travis County EMS responded to..."

May 1, 2014 News Post by Brandon Watson

Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana Effectively Decriminalized in Travis County
Texas decriminalizes “hemp,” chaos ensues
"...As of last month, possession of small amounts of marijuana has been effectively decriminalized in Travis County and throughout..."

July 12, 2019 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

The Austin Chronic – Which Is Better: Marijuana or Fentanyl?
According to the government, cannabis is scarier than the drug killing over 150 people a day
"...last year is progressing toward the most significant federal marijuana reform this century...."

Sept. 15, 2023 Column by Kevin Curtin

The Q&A Hole: Why Is Marijuana Still Illegal in Most of the U.S.?
With Ngaio Bealum, Alan Metoskie, Chris Nicholas, and Maggie Gallant

Jan. 19, 2015 Chronolog Post

Ken Paxton Attacks Austin’s Lenient Marijuana Policy
Critics say it’s a distraction from the A.G.’s legal woes
"...reverse their policies decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana...."

Feb. 2, 2024 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Council, Community Urge APD to Halt Marijuana Arrests
Activists claim strategy unfairly impacts minorities, wastes resources
"...Judicial Committee exactly what they didn't want to hear: "Marijuana is still illegal under both state and federal law."..."

Sept. 6, 2019 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Willie Nelson Concert Benefits Medical Marijuana
"...– is giving a benefit concert to help medical marijuana patients. His name is Willie Nelson. The proceeds will..."

Aug. 1, 2007 Postmarks

An Intermediate's Guide to Marijuana Edibles
Now is the time to bake and get baked, in the comfort of home
"...since I shared my first foray into cooking with marijuana in A Beginner’s Guide to Marijuana Edibles, back in..."

April 20, 2020 Food Post by Alice B. Toker

A Well-Seasoned Consumer’s Guide to Marijuana Edibles
De-stress with Winnie the Pooh and cannabis
"...high functioning. So in this third installment guide to marijuana edibles, one aimed at the well-seasoned among us, I..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Features Feature by Alice B. Toker

Texas' Marijuana Policy May Be Progressing Quicker Than Expected
Texas' marijuana policy may be progressing quicker than anyone realizes
"...trend of ballot initiatives calling for an end to marijuana prohibition for both recreational and medical users took hold..."

May 12, 2017 News Feature by Braden Maccke

Reefer Madness: Marijuana Still the No. 1 Hit
Drug warriors ignore the rise in alcohol abuse
"...Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the use of marijuana (and/or hash), cocaine (including crack), hallucinogens (all of 'em),..."

Oct. 1, 2010 News Column by Jordan Smith

Supports Legalization Of Marijuana
"...News]: The drug war is largely a war on marijuana smokers. In 2008, there were 847,863 marijuana arrests in..."

Jan. 2, 2010 Postmarks

Will Texas Reduce Marijuana Penalties?
Keep it class C, Texas
"...measure in 2022 that eliminated local enforcement of low-level marijuana offenses, they couldn't have foreseen the recent partnership between..."

May 12, 2023 News Feature by Dex Wesley Parra

Legalize Marijuana!
" next month to decide if it should legalize marijuana for personal possession in quantities up to an ounce...."

Oct. 14, 2010 Postmarks

Vote Yes for Medical Marijuana
"...Dear Editor, This year Rep. Elliott Naishtat filed medical-marijuana bill House Bill 164, offering medical patients who have..."

March 5, 2009 Postmarks

Thanks for Covering Medical-Marijuana Bill
"...sirs, Rep. Elliott Naishtat filed a bill for medical marijuana on Feb. 15. This bill will not legalize marijuana..."

Feb. 27, 2007 Postmarks

Lawmakers Reject Medical Marijuana Protection for Patients
Despite emotional pleas from seriously ill and their caregivers
"...patients suffering from a bona fide illness who use marijuana for medical purposes an affirmative defense to prosecution for..."

May 9, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Ehrhardt's Murderer Sought Cash, Marijuana
Police arrest a San Antonio man for allegedly killing UT student
"...substantial amount of cash and a large quantity of marijuana that Austin narcotics officers later found inside Ehrhardt's apartment...."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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