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…

Texas State Representative Pushes For Medical Marijuana Debate

The bill provides for an "affirmative defense." That means if someone is busted for marijuana possession and they have a debilitating disease or illness and they can prove their doctors suggested marijuana might help them, a judge "could" dismiss the charges.

TEXAS: Texas State Rep. Elliott Naishtat hopes the seventh time will be a charm. He’s tried in at least six previous legislative sessions to get a bill through the legislature which would allow the use of medical marijuana. Naishtat said he’s not trying to legalize pot or even legalize medical marijuana, just provide an option Read the full article…

Texans Attitudes On Legal Marijuana Shifting With Country

“People in general understand arresting someone for the use of marijuana is more likely to waste taxpayer dollars and law enforcement's time than to deter use,” Yañez-Correa said. “That's why you see libertarians, members of the tea party and Democrats all saying the same thing on this issue.”

TEXAS:  Whether it’s for economic, medical or personal liberty reasons, more and more Texans are taking the position that marijuana should be legal. About half of Texans — 49 percent — support legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, and 77 percent support legalizing medical marijuana, according to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll released this Read the full article…

Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis Backs Medical Marijuana, Would Consider Decriminalization

I personally believe that medical marijuana should be allowed for. I don’t know where the state is on that, as a population. Certainly as governor I think it’s important to be deferential to whether the state of Texas feels that it’s ready for that.

TEXAS: Our newspaper’s editorial board sat down today to interview Wendy Davis and her opponent in the Democratic primary for governor, Reynaldo “Ray” Madrigal. It was my chance to ask her marijuana questions that her staff (and likely GOP opponent Greg Abbott’s staff) had been ducking me on. Let’s get right to this transcript of her answers: Read the full article…

Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis Backs Medical Marijuana, Would Consider Decriminalization

I personally believe that medical marijuana should be allowed for. I don’t know where the state is on that, as a population. Certainly as governor I think it’s important to be deferential to whether the state of Texas feels that it’s ready for that.

TEXAS: Our newspaper’s editorial board sat down today to interview Wendy Davis and her opponent in the Democratic primary for governor, Reynaldo “Ray” Madrigal. It was my chance to ask her marijuana questions that her staff (and likely GOP opponent Greg Abbott’s staff) had been ducking me on. Let’s get right to this transcript of her answers: Read the full article…