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K2 Rampages Red River
K2 continues its Downtown rampage. What can the city do?
"...grappled with this poisonous drug, which is smoked like marijuana, but can spark violent seizures or render its users..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Illegal for a Reason
"...opinion on Montinique Monroe's article “Texas Vets Push for Marijuana Reform” [News, Feb. 23]. I realize that the vets..."

March 1, 2017 Postmarks

Criminal Justice: Weed and Weapons
Fallout from the 84th Texas legislative session
"...The tone for new marijuana initiatives was set March 2014, when Tea Party favorite..."

June 5, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Lege Lines
Refusing Medicaid, tax cuts abound, marijuana bill, and more
"...R-Longview, has filed HB 2165, a bill to end marijuana prohibition, saying that it should be "regulated like tomatoes,..."

March 6, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

WilCo Pot Baker Takes a Plea
Lavoro might avoid jail time
"...arrested in April when police found a pound of marijuana and 660 grams of pot brownies and cookies in..."

Oct. 24, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Texans Like Pot
Survey results clear: reform is needed
"...three-question survey for Texans: Do you favor legalizing medical marijuana, decriminalizing pot possession, and/or legalization of marijuana for all?..."

April 20, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Will Texas Do Better?
Familiar efforts to decriminalize weed and criminalize salvia are unlikely to pass
"...Nationally, public opinion is firmly in favor of legalizing marijuana for medicinal use, and public support is growing for..."

Dec. 7, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Roundup: 2/24/12
Your drug war news
"...the San Antonio Express-News, it was "whiffs of burning marijuana" coming from a College Station hotel room that led..."

Feb. 24, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Proof of Nothing
When you were busted for public intoxication, were you drunk? Or did you just piss off a cop?
"...turned up a pipe and a small amount of marijuana. She was initially charged with marijuana possession as well..."

June 24, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Off the Record
Blazing Saddles: Willie Nelson campaigns for the Teapot Party
"...first smelled and then reportedly seized 6 ounces of marijuana from his tour bus, the Honeysuckle Rose III. The..."

Dec. 3, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Beware of Kids With Headphones
Digital dosing the new gateway drug?
"...probably have a kid that may end up smoking marijuana or looking for bigger things," Woodward said...."

July 16, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

After a Fashion
Stephen's Home Alone adventure was not at all like Macaulay Culkin's
"...new palace. The event was a fundraiser for the Marijuana Policy Project, held at Charlotte's house, and it was..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Double Murder: The Dark Side of Reefer Madness
A dispute over drug money may have led to the recent West Campus murders
"...Thomp­son was arrested early Saturday morning on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge but has since been charged with capital..."

July 31, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Medi-Pot Roundup
Reefer Madness fills you in on the latest in medical marijuana news
"...far, it's been an action packed year for medical marijuana advocates – indeed, so much has been happening that..."

June 5, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Hightower Report
A Blue-Green Victory for America; and The Milkman Delivers
"...is not that he was delivering little packets of marijuana to a few of his elderly customers along his..."

March 27, 2009 News Column by Jim Hightower

Reefer Madness: Top 10 Joints
"...cultivation of the non-narcotic cousin of the evil weed marijuana. The DEA argues that although portions of the cannabis..."

Jan. 2, 2009 News Column by Jordan Smith

Holiday Gift Guide
Shopping ideas from the Chronicle News staff
"...Books, 208 pp., $19.95 (paper) Dying to Get High: Marijuana as Medicine..."

Dec. 12, 2008 News Feature

Reefer Madness
Is "Extreme Ecstasy" a serious or pretend problem?
"...on a newly reinvigorated anti-pot campaign by claiming today's marijuana is nearly 30 times more potent than it was..."

Feb. 1, 2008 News Column by Jordan Smith

The Trail of Dead
"...Mar­cos home of Alexander "Rusty" Windle, accused of providing marijuana to an informant. Officers gave differing accounts as to..."

Dec. 21, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness
War on Prohibition is the new War on Drugs
"...by "medically acceptable" uses]. Among Schedule I drugs is marijuana, which the feds have deemed "highly addictive" and without..."

Nov. 2, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: This Is Your Brain on Drugs
ONDCP's latest attempt at scaring you into believing marijuana is bad is pure propaganda
"...scaring you into believing that drugs – no, rather, marijuana, is bad, bad, bad. According to the new ONDCP..."

June 29, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Prohibition Has Never Worked
"...that causes death in overdose and physical addiction. (Unlike marijuana which never killed anyone in an overdose or causes..."

June 20, 2007 Postmarks

What We Put in Our Bodies Shouldn't Be Up to the Government
"...telling pot users to obey the law and drop marijuana use. He says how much good would result if..."

June 17, 2007 Postmarks

Reefer Madness
Anti-drug congressman turns pro-medipot lobbyist
"...on things. Take, for example, his stance on medical marijuana: After D.C. voters – constantly under the thumb of..."

April 6, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: A Modest Proposal
Houston Rep. Harold Dutton offers up Legislation for downgrading criminal penalties associated with possession of small amounts of pot
"...pot. Currently, possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana is a class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to..."

March 30, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

More Madness from the Mouth of ONDCP Flack Tom Riley
Sounds like ONDCP spokesman Tom Riley's been smokin' the whacky weed....
"...used to work for the pot-law reform group, the Marijuana Policy Project. Now, Vote Hemp reports that Riley worked..."

Feb. 8, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Hemp-Farming Update
North Dakota Ag commissioner asks DEA to waive individual federal registration requirements for state's licensed hemp farmers
"...Although cultivation of industrial cannabis, the nonnarcotic cousin of marijuana, is a purely agricultural endeavor, federal law allows the..."

Jan. 5, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

NoDak Urges DEA to Waive Hemp Registration Requirements for State Farmers
"...although cultivation of industrial Cannabis, the non-narcotic cousin of marijuana, is a purely agricultural endeavor, federal law allows the..."

Dec. 29, 2006 News Post by Jordan Smith

Schwarzenegger Terminates Hemp-Farming Hopes in California
Guv's hemp-farming bill veto a "letdown" for farmers
"...tetrahydrocannibinol, or THC, the main psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana. Indeed, hemp, for years one of the staples of..."

Oct. 6, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
Orrin Hatch, drug law reformer?
"...In other news, marijuana law reform advocates are anxiously awaiting a ruling from..."

Aug. 4, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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