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September 2018 Archives

Marijuana arrests on the rise despite increased legalization

In Texas, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I substance and generally not recognized as having value for medical reasons. However, a growing number of states allow this substance to be used for recreational and/or medicinal purposes. Despite a growing national trend toward allowing cannabis to be legally purchased, grown and used under certain circumstances, the number of marijuana-related arrests is on the rise. According to a report by the FBI, there is now one marijuana arrest nearly every 50 seconds in the United States.

Increase of senior citizens using marijuana

By and large, marijuana has become far more accepted across the United States in recent years. Although it is still illegal in the state of Texas, there are still plenty of people here who use it regularly. In fact, one study found that a demographic increasingly using the substance is seniors. 

Marijuana breathalyzer test invented by company

Drivers in Texas and around the country are facing an increasing number of DWI citations for allegedly operating their vehicles under the influence of marijuana. Now, a company has announced that it has created a breathalyzer device that can measure the levels of THC in a driver's breath. THC is the main effective compound contained in marijuana. The company's CEO said that it created a portable device that meets forensic standards and said that it could be used by law enforcement to potentially detect intoxication.

Home raid reveals 200 pounds of marijuana

Authorities in Texas took a 29-year-old man into custody after 200 pounds of marijuana were found in his home. Authorities also said that they found a handgun, packaging materials and a scale during a search of the man's residence. He was officially charged with possession of marijuana between 50 and 2,000 pounds.

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