Though Marijuana possession is illegal federally and statewide in Texas, Harris County (which includes Houston and the surrounding area) is making moves to decriminalize low-level possession of marijuana. Officials have said throwing people in jail for small amounts of Marijuana “has no tangible public safety benefits”; further, Harris County has spent an average of $20 million per year over the last 10 years on misdemeanor marijuana possession cases, stretching already strai
If one thing can be said of the Trump administration’s view on cannabis, it’s that it’s become more confusing than ever. As we indicated at the very end of our recent post on Jeff Sessions, the cannabis industry is really just starting to get itself together when it comes to wielding influence at a national level in the way other industries do. Indeed – Jeff Sessions’ prior comments on marijuana use may very well have accelerated the creation of one such influencer from withi
A recent NY Times article gave insight into the older generation of medical marijuana users. The Hebrew Home in the Bronx, one of many retirement homes in New York City, has been allowing residents to use medical marijuana to relieve symptoms of various ailments for years. With the help of cannabis obtained via Etain (one of the five licensed companies operating MMJ dispensaries in New York) patients are alleviating a multitude of symptoms including pain, fatigue, nausea, and
Amidst all the other hoopla over the President’s cabinet picks, there has arguably not been a more clearly defined “moment of truth” for the cannabis industry than the confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as President Trump’s new Attorney General. Which, for the cannabis industry, means there’s a new sheriff in town. President Trump indicated a softening position barely a week before the election, telling the Washington Post, "In terms of marijuana and legalization, I
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If you were among the 111 million Americans watching Superbowl LI, you came away with two inescapable conclusions: He may have said it during a baseball game, but Yogi Berra’s “It ain’t over til it’s over” is still true as ever; and T-Mobile was all in when it came to in-game ads, chalking up as much as even Anheuser-Busch in total airtime. That second point bears some attention - at least in part - because one of their commercials was bristling with innuendo. And no, we’re n
Marijuana mogul Seibo Shen is accustomed to fighting - but it is usually on the Jiu Jitsu mat, where the undefeated 40-year old prefers to engage completely baked. "You know that movie 'Drunken Master'?" he said, nodding to the cult film about a martial arts master whose secret weapon is inebriation. Continue reading on LA Times.
Two new bills to reform federal marijuana laws were just introduced in Congress, and MassRoots has an exclusive first look at the proposals. Both sponsored by Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA), H.R. 714 and H.R. 715 would reschedule cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Continue reading on MassRoots.