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"...Legalize Medical Marijuana..."

June 27, 2003 Column

Weed Watch
An overview of the latest developments on drug policy across the nation
" California's ongoing battle over the legality of medical marijuana have pitted California Attorney General Bill Lockyer against federal..."

Oct. 18, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

How You Became a Criminal
An interview with Canadian documentary filmmaker Ron Mann about his newest film, Grass.
"...represents a more somber and overtly political topic -- marijuana prohibition in the U.S. -- but its style is..."

March 10, 2000 Screens Feature by Nick Barbaro

Our readers talk back.
"...Marijuana Laws Outdated..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Column

An End to Pot Prosecutions?
Council considers resolution to effectively decriminalize low-level possession
"...would effectively decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Austin. If approved, per the resolution language, City..."

Jan. 24, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Don’t Book ’em, Danno: DPS Backs Off on Pot Busts
State troopers take cite-and-release stance amid continued hemp-law fallout
"...Texas marijuana users who are caught with under a quarter pound..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Weed Watch
Denver legalizes weed, and a record number of Americans think it's a good idea
"...ounce of pot by adults over 21. (The so-called Alcohol-Marijuana Equalization Initiative also makes possession of pot by those..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Federal drug czar still lying about pot and wasting taxpayer money
"...trotted out his tired-ass lines about the scourge of marijuana, claiming that the July suicide of 15-year-old Christopher Skaggs..."

May 20, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Texan lawmakers introduce bills for medical pot and industrial hemp
" favor of HB 658, which would offer medical marijuana patients an affirmative defense against prosecution for pot possession...."

April 15, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Where the Dope Don't Grow
Feds turn down application for research-marijuana cultivation project
"...of Massachusetts at Amherst researcher seeking approval to grow marijuana for use in federally approved research. Lyle Craker, director..."

Dec. 17, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
Transit authorities have freedom of speech, too, judge rules
"...authority that accepted advertising advocating the use of medical marijuana or of marijuana legalization or decriminalization. In a 25-page..."

June 11, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin's First Cannabis Oil Dispensary Is Ready to Grow
Compassionate Cultivation prepares to serve epilepsy patients
"...the brink of death with the aid of medicinal marijuana, a stunned and eager Graham considered moving her family..."

Dec. 1, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Reefer Madness: Drug Czar or Drugged Czar?
Walters appears to be winning the war on fantasy
"...on the spot (twice) by folks from the D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project. First, Aaron Hous­ton, MPP's director of government..."

Sept. 26, 2008 News Column by Jordan Smith

A Good Day for Intolerance
Voters say no to gays, marijuana, immigrants, and so on
"...Alaska and Oregon where voters rejected bids to legalize marijuana for adult use (Alaska) and to expand existing medical..."

Nov. 5, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Nobody Wants to Stop Voters From Approving Prop A
Pro-legalization and pro-freedom folks see eye to eye on the May 7 ballot
"...has two parts: "to (1) eliminate enforcement of low-­level marijuana offenses and (2) ban the use of 'no knock'..."

April 29, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

City Hall Moves a Little Bit Closer to Decriminalization
Pot, or not?
"...allowable under state law" in most low-level possession of marijuana (POM) cases...."

Jan. 31, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Reefer Breakthrough: What Happens Next?
"...referendum to legalize, tax, and regulate recreational use of marijuana by adults, officially became law. Under I-502, smoking pot..."

Dec. 21, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: Medi-Pot States Free to Inhale
It's official: The feds are backing off
"...feds would end their raids and prosecutions of medical marijuana patients, the promise has finally been put on paper..."

Oct. 30, 2009 News Column by Jordan Smith

He Should Have Smoked Pot Rather Than Drinking
"...legality of it. As for being "strung out" on marijuana, that is far less likely than people becoming "strung..."

June 15, 2007 Postmarks

Naked City
While passage of HB 254 may signal movement toward smart-on-crime proposals in Texas, federal narcos continue their goofy-on-drugs approach to drug control
"...lower criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana on April 14 successfully passed out of the House..."

April 22, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

A Med-Mari Challenge to HHS
Advocates petition the feds to change their tune on medical marijuana
"...On Oct. 4 medical marijuana advocates with Americans for Safe Access filed a petition..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Drug czar John Walters bemoans the scourge of Canadian marijuana
"...and apparently, in his esteemed opinion, greatest threat: Canadian marijuana. Walters, head of the White House Office of National..."

Sept. 10, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

CBD Oil for Dogs Reviewed
Buyers guide to the best CBD for dogs in 2021
"...Both hemp and marijuana come from the cannabis family, so people often make..."

Oct. 15, 2020 Events Post

Super (Reefer) Bowl I
Pot-state teams battle in game, pot advocates battle on billboards
"...On Jan. 28, the Marijuana Policy Project, which provided financial backing for the successful..."

Jan. 31, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

APD Pot-Hunters Are Data-Mining at AE
Are you using 'too much' energy? Inquiring drug cops want to know.
"...a "conspiracy" to grow and sell large quantities of marijuana cultivated inside several Austin properties he owns. Colby denies..."

Nov. 16, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
UT students pass initiative calling for equalization of penalties associated with pot and alcohol use, plus other weed news
"...campaign designed to highlight the relative risks associated with marijuana and alcohol use. Alcohol, they argue, is by far..."

March 17, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch: Czar Stumps to Save Oregon
John Walters turns up the heat against medical marijuana initiative
" an attempt to squash the state's second medical marijuana-related ballot measure, which seeks to augment the medi-pot law..."

Oct. 1, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
The anti-terror act used to bust Northwest dope-trade ring
"...$3 million to Canada as part of a cross-border marijuana operation. Moving more than $10,000 from the country without..."

Aug. 13, 2004 News Feature

Naked City
Sentencing reform (or not), medical marijuana, and short-term memory loss in Nevada
"...up mandatory minimum sentences for folks convicted of selling marijuana to minors – a measure that rebuffs recent challenges..."

July 2, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Medical marijuana backers score another victory in the appellate courts.
"...Medical marijuana supporters claimed a major legal victory on Dec. 16,..."

Dec. 26, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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