Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Texas

This Texas Law Unintentionally Caused Cannabis Arrests To Drop In The State

Hemp legalization caused confusion among police and prosecutors, who have instead adopted a 'Smart on Crime' approach.

Texas Punishing People, Small Businesses For Their Hemp Screw-up

A smokable hemp ban damages farmers and retailers amid a global pandemic, so why is Texas proceeding with a potentially unconstitutional act?

House Speaker Admits Marijuana Could Save Texas Economy, But Won’t Pursue It

"It certainly could be a help. It could augment the shortfall. But I don't believe it's anywhere near a singular solution," said GOP Speaker Dennis Bonnen.

This New Device Can Differentiate Between Hemp And Marijuana

Hemp and marijuana look similar, which is not great for police and hemp industry workers. This new device can help.

Why Marijuana Prosecutions Are Declining Across The Country

Though marijuana-related arrests have risen in recent years, those cases aren't being prosecuted at the same rate.

No, Drug-Sniffing Dogs Can’t Distinguish Between Marijuana And Hemp

Human technology and drug-sniffing canines have hamstrung prosecutors' ability to pursue marijuana convictions.

Texas Police Won’t Arrest Low-Level Marijuana Cases, Against Governor’s Wishes

Texas lawmakers created a sticky mess by legalizing hemp,. Prosecutors and law enforcement won't pursue low-level marijuana cases.

Texas (Yes, Texas!) Will Have A Medical Marijuana Program — Sort Of

In a stunning turn of events, the Texas Senate unanimously approved the expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program to include more qualifying conditions and make the process easier for patients.
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