The Brains Of Marijuana Users Are Different, Especially If They Start Young

While the U.S. is only now starting to explore modern medical uses of marijuana, for centuries, women around the world have harnessed the magical green leaves.

TEXAS:  If you’re confused about what marijuana use really does to people who use it, you’re not alone. For years, the scientific research on health effects of the drug have been all over the map. Earlier this year, one study suggested that even casual marijuana use could cause changes to the brain. Another found that marijuana use was also Read the full article…

Cannabis industry: Enforcing contracts

Judges can, and in cannabis cases often do, void contracts for violating federal policy.

TEXAS:  One of the many problems created by the conflict between federal and state marijuana law is uncertainty in the enforceability of certain contracts.  Judges can, and in cannabis cases often do, void contracts for violating federal policy. Attendees at the Marijuana Investment Conference in Houston voiced their concerns about the possibility of federal law Read the full article…

Woman Ousted By Church For Medicinal Marijuana Use

Texas woman says her pastor sent a letter calling on her to stop using marijuana and then the congregation revoked her membership.

TEXAS:  A Beaumont, Texas woman says she has been cast out of her church for her use of medicinal marijuana. Faith Bodle said she uses cannabis extract, an oil derived from marijuana, to treat illnesses like degenerative spine disease, congestive heart failure and arthritis. Bodle said fellow church members at Beaumont Seventh Day Adventist Church Read the full article…

Panhandle Politicians Separated By Pot Policies

“It’s a failure, just as prohibition was a failure, and we ought to treat marijuana just like alcohol,”

TEXAS: In the race for State Senate District 31, which covers 37 counties from the Texas Panhandle to the Permian Basin, Republican Sen. Kel Seliger and Libertarian Steven Gibson of Midland fall on the same side of many issues. Traditionally conservative emphasis on keeping taxes low, maintaining the second amendment and securing the Texas-Mexico border all Read the full article…

Marijuana Investors, Suppliers Gather For Investment Conference

"We feel there is a very close parallel between the typical Houston high net worth oil and gas investor and the cannabis investor," said organizer Doug Leighton. "Very high risks, but very high reward."

TEXAS:  Marijuana is illegal in Texas, but that didn’t stop suppliers and investors of the legal marijuana trade from coming together at the Westin Hotel in Memorial City. More than 100 people attended the two-day Marijuana Investment Conference on Oct. 5-6, the first of its kind in Texas. “We feel there is a very close Read the full article…

First Time Marijuana Offenders May Now Avoid Jail In Houston

We are targeting the people we believe are self-correcting and will be ‘scared straight’ by being handcuffed and transported,” Anderson said. “Our goal is to keep these individuals from entering the revolving door of the criminal justice system.”

TEXAS:  An announcement today revealed a plan by the Harris County district attorney to change how marijuana possession charges for small amounts are handled. Houston-based Devon Anderson stated today at a press conference that beginning Monday, non-violent first offenders carrying less than 2 ounces of marijuana will be able to escape prosecution by performing eight Read the full article…

The Marijuana Biz Comes To Houston This Weekend

But, a few years from now, we may be discussing 2016 as the year marijuana dominated national- and state-level debates.

TEXAS:  Got a good pot product you want to pitch? Well, you’re in luck. The Marijuana Investment Conference will be happening this weekend, and it will take place right in our fair city. That’s right — the Bayou City is about to be home to quite a few weed deals, and unlike what’s been happening under the Read the full article…

Texas Marijuana Hoax: ‘To Permit Medicinal and Recreational’ Pot Resolution Totally Fake

“Medical & Recreational Marijuana legalization in Texas will be signed this week, set for 2015! Say What!?”

TEXAS:  An article saying Texas has approved the usage of medicinal and recreational marijuana is fake. It was posted on NewsBuzzDaily, one of many fake news websites that publish articles to trick people into sharing them. It reads: “Texas Governor Rick Perry will be signing a new bill into law, legalizing medicinal and recreational use Read the full article…

Austin City Council To Consider Resolution Regarding Medical Marijuana

Austin City Council will consider a resolution supporting medical marijuana in Texas.

TEXAS:  This week the Austin City Council will consider a resolution supporting medical marijuana in Texas. Two council members are sponsoring the resolution, and an Austin mother says she’ll be watching this item closely. Shaded from the hot Texas sun, 9-year-old Lance enjoys a popsicle with his twin sister. The peaceful scene doesn’t show his Read the full article…

Skyrocketing Tax Revenues from Pot in Colorado–Will Texas Take Note?

Austin City Council will consider a resolution supporting medical marijuana in Texas.

TEXAS: Will the booming taxes being collected in Colorado from marijuana be enough to turn the heads of Texas lawmakers in favor of legalization, or at least lessening the penalties on pot and allowing for taxation?   Retail marijuana sales in Colorado brought in $1.4 million in January, and that number jumped to nearly $1.9 million Read the full article…