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Health Has Little to Do With Drug Laws
" outcomes determined drug laws instead of cultural norms, marijuana would be legal. Unlike alcohol, marijuana has never been..."

July 24, 2006 Postmarks

Weed Watch
U.S. House of Reps once again votes down measure that would prevent Department of Justice from spending tax money to raid, arrest, and prosecute sick people using medi-pot
" raid, arrest, and prosecute ill people using medical marijuana in compliance with state law. The so-called Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment..."

July 7, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
Rowdy West Coast Raid; and Poll Indicates Populace is Mellowing About Pot
"...laws allowing registered patients to grow, possess, and use marijuana for medicinal purposes. And Silva said that his operation..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Feds say dispensaries are illegal drug fronts; advocates say medical patients are under attack
"...San Francisco arrested 15 people in connection with a marijuana and ecstasy distribution ring that officials say was run..."

July 1, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch: Senate Mulls Med-Mari Defense
Bill would allow medical use claims in drug cases; mandatory sentencing slagged
"...Jeffords, I-Vt., last week introduced legislation that would allow medical-marijuana patients to raise the issue of medical necessity as..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Readers respond to Zero Tolerance, the Longhorn Pipeline, and Being John Malkovich.
"...had sold or given away almost an ounce of marijuana...."

Nov. 19, 1999 Column

Bittersweet Ending
Notes From the Republican Revolution
"...start on coverage, at 8pm. -- Lee Nichols Medical Marijuana Pitches a Shutout..."

Nov. 6, 1998 News Feature

Rep. John Bucy III on the 86th Texas Legislature
“We’ve got to do everything we can to keep attention on Medicaid expansion”
"...make some prison reform progress when it comes to marijuana. I’m not sure exactly what that means. I don’t..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Reefer Roundup: 10/21/11
Your drug war news
"...Poll reveals that 50% of Americans now support legalizing marijuana. This is a record high number since the question..."

Oct. 21, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: Let's Roll
California voters will decide pot question on November ballot
"...November to decide whether to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana sales to adults over the age of 21...."

April 2, 2010 News Column by Jordan Smith

Hemp, Hemp, Hemp, Hemp
"...difference between a tall hemp stalk and a short marijuana bush. Prior to the passage of the Marijuana Tax..."

March 16, 2007 Postmarks

Reefer Madness
The election roundup
"...reformers were handed a more mixed bag: Three statewide marijuana-law reform initiatives tanked at the polls, while local initiatives..."

Nov. 17, 2006 News Column by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
The feds are again using citizens' dollars to campaign against citizens' drug law reform initiatives.
"...also taxpayer-supported – ballot initiatives that seek to reform marijuana-related laws...."

Sept. 8, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch: Meddling Federal Lawmakers Share Blame in Senseless Medi-Pot Death
Barr and co. prevented D.C. voters from enacting law
"...a 10-day sentence for simple possession of a single marijuana cigarette; it was his first criminal offense. Although it..."

Sept. 30, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Rocha Case: New Drug Evidence Raises Questions About County Lab
First test showed no drugs in suspect; second contradicted
"...that a subsequent toxicology screen revealed the 18-year-old had marijuana in his system the night he was shot by..."

July 22, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...well-researched, and most enlightening story, this one on medical marijuana ["The Supremes Take a Hit," News, Dec. 10]...."

Dec. 24, 2004 Column

Medi-Mari at Supreme Court
Patients challenge federal right to prohibit medical marijuana use under state law
"...Lawyers for two seriously ill medical marijuana patients argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov...."

Dec. 3, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Undeterred by the courts, the feds continue California grower raids
"...Administration to continue their high-profile busts of California medical marijuana growers. In mid-August, federal law-enforcers busted two more California..."

Sept. 17, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

News Top Tens
"...contain trace amounts of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and theoretically should be illegal under the Controlled Substances..."

Jan. 2, 2004 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Medical marijuana advocates claimed a major victory Oct. 14, after the..."

Oct. 17, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Weed Watch
"...that has reintroduced legislation to end federal prosecution of medical-marijuana patients in states that have legalized that practice. The..."

May 30, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
The draconian R.A.V.E. Act sneaks back into Congress, but reform advocates are pushing drug bills across the nation -- including in Texas
"...measures, reformers have upped the ante and now have medical-marijuana, decriminalization, or industrial-hemp legislation pending in 13 states, including..."

March 14, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

About AIDS
"...penalties for possession of up to three ounces of marijuana and would provide state regulation of pot, similar to..."

Aug. 23, 2002 Column by Sandy Bartlett

Hemp Hemp No Way
The DEA bans hemp-derived food products.
"...Controlled Substances Act doesn't differentiate between commercial hemp and marijuana, and lists any pot product containing tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC,..."

Oct. 19, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Are We Ready for Legal Weed?
Ambitions inch higher as the Lege finds common ground on cannabis
"...his usual forcefield blocking anything that expands access to marijuana from the Senate floor...."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Here is a List of the Best CBD Edibles for Sale in 2020
The best CBD edibles and CBD gummies for sale today
"...the cannabis plant. There are two species of cannabis: marijuana and hemp; CBD is found in both. CBD is..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Events Post

Luv Doc: Deranged Incredulity
Buzzing hard on 20mg of Blue Bell-soaked THC
"...My humble and admittedly moderately researched opinion is this:..."

Sept. 7, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

The Hightower Report
Willie's Reserve
"...With marijuana prohibition finally ending in states and cities across the..."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

The 'People's Court'
Pro-pot candidate enters JP race
"...– on a variety of issues, including racial profiling, marijuana legalization, and gay marriage...."

Feb. 7, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: Betting on Beto
O'Rourke defeats drug warrior Reyes
" for drug policy reform, and even for legalizing marijuana, is no detriment to electoral success – in fact..."

June 5, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

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