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Weed Watch
The latest dispatches from the front line of America's war on drugs.
"...On Dec. 4 the Marijuana Policy Project -- the advocates behind a number of..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Double Jeopardy
A long-ago marijuana conviction gets a library staffer fired and raises questions about city employment policies and the war on drugs
"...no contest (nolo contendere) in 1995 to a misdemeanor marijuana charge, and the city disqualified him from his position..."

Nov. 29, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

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Elitist Vision of South Austin
"...you to share stories and support legalization of medicinal marijuana. Marijuana plants can be beneficial in easing the pain/suffering..."

Dec. 4, 1998 Column

Best Delta 8 Gummies Reviews: Top 5 D-8 Edibles of 2021
Tested 25 Delta 8 Products on The Market, These 5 Are The Best There is.
"...Otherwise, it is considered marijuana, which is still decriminalized or fully illegal for medical..."

May 20, 2021 Events Post

APD Weed Arrests Decline, but Racial Disparities Remain
Of the 86 people jailed, 41 were Hispanic, 31 were African American, and 14 were Caucasian
"...Travis County prosecutors announced they'd no longer accept misdemeanor marijuana cases without a lab analysis determining the sample's THC..."

Sept. 20, 2019 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Hernandez Rolls Out Pot Paper
Hernandez advocates for de-prioritization of arrests for first-time minor possession of marijuana offenders
"...arrests for first-time offenders of Texas' minor possession of marijuana law, which covers possession of all amounts under 2..."

Jan. 22, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The DWI Dude Runs for A.G.
Jamie Balagia wants marijuana law reform, greater police accountability
"...as a staunch defender of those facing DWIs and marijuana charges, has mounted his campaign for A.G. on two..."

Sept. 26, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

A 'Third Way' for Pot-Law Reform?
Marijuana Policy Project says 'No' to Kennedy proposal
"...alcohol – has launched the bipartisan Smart Approaches to Marijuana as a "third way" of addressing marijuana use, an..."

Jan. 15, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Toke the Vote
Reefer Madness looks at pot ballot measures around the country
"...on measures that would legalize possession and distribution of marijuana to adults 21 and older. Although polls in Colorado..."

Nov. 2, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Hightower Report
Lobbyists' BFF; and California's Budding Union Movement
"...in a burgeoning economic sector that has enormous potential: marijuana...."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Column by Jim Hightower

Reefer Madness: The Great Capitol Hemp Heist
See what happens when you try to separate a hemp lobbyist from his inner woody hurd fibers?
"...carrying samples of industrial hemp, the non-narcotic cousin of marijuana. Droz had a variety of hemp products in his..."

Sept. 4, 2009 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: Eye for an Eye, Ounce for an Ounce
Will the Lege downgrade the punishment for pot possession this session?
"...idea that criminal penalties should be lessened for minor marijuana possession. And it is probably a safe bet that,..."

April 24, 2009 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness
North Dakota hemp farmers go to court to defend right to tell DEA to butt out of plans to grow nonnarcotic hemp plant
"...hemp plant – the cousin of that evil weed marijuana – in compliance with new state law regulating the..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

The Hightower Report
The Government's Sick War on Marijuana; and Pumping Out More Advertising
"...THE GOVERNMENT'S SICK WAR ON MARIJUANA Excuse me for a moment while I vent about..."

July 21, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

Weed Watch
Marijuana busts clog the justice system, and UT students want to "equalize" pot and alcohol penalties
"...on drugs has increasingly focused on arrests for low-level marijuana offenses. Marijuana arrests account for 82% of the increase..."

Feb. 24, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
DEA agents do their best impression of the Grinch this month by carrying out a string of medi-pot dispensary raids and by denying a group of American Indians the ability to grow and sell industrial hemp
"...in San Diego County, seizing dozens of pounds of marijuana, computer equipment, and patient files from the store front..."

Dec. 30, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Attempts at decriminalizing, or at least lessening punishment, in Texas and elsewhere
"...According to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, state and local authorities combined spend nearly $8..."

March 25, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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Our readers talk back.
"...urge all Texans to support HB 658, a medical marijuana bill authored by Democratic Rep. Elliott Naishtat and joint..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Column

Medical Pot Bill
"...urge all Texans to support HB 658, a medical marijuana bill authored by Democratic Rep. Elliott Naishtat and joint..."

Feb. 8, 2005 Postmarks

Naked City
Which contenders pass the medical marijuana test?
"...On Jan. 6, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Marijuana Policy Project issued its final report cards for each..."

Jan. 9, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Three inhaled -- but only one (a different one) supports decriminalization
"...John Edwards, and John Kerry each admitted they'd used marijuana in the past, in response to an e-mailed question..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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Our readers talk back.
"...Read Up on Medical Marijuana..."

July 4, 2003 Column

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Our readers talk back.
"...Support Medical Marijuana..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Column

Top 10 Joints
The year in drugs
"...Drug Abuse announced in December that teen use of marijuana increased in 2010. Federal drug warriors blame it on..."

Jan. 7, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Roundup 12/14/2010
News from the front line of the War on Drugs
"...increased this year – "fueled" by an increase in marijuana use...."

Dec. 14, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness
Feds remain illogically steadfast in opposition to medicinal marijuana
"...Security to address, among other things, opposition to medicinal marijuana by the Drug Enforcement Admini­stra­tion and White House Office..."

Aug. 17, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness
But DEA still refuses to admit hemp and pot are different crops
"...that they continue to believe that industrial hemp and marijuana are the same thing," he said. "So we had..."

March 16, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness
Corporate America, say hello to your new partner, NORML
"...Hubbell? Answer: The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and life insurance...."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness
Medi-Pot Hysteria Unfounded
"...Despite hysterical claims that the legalization of medicinal marijuana for use by the seriously ill would somehow kick-start..."

Nov. 24, 2006 News Column by Jordan Smith

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Our readers talk back.
"...health outcomes determined drug laws instead of cultural norms, marijuana would be legal. Unlike alcohol, marijuana has never been..."

July 28, 2006 Column

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