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Penalties for marijuana reflect its dangerous potential

Many advocates of marijuana have scoffed at the notion that it is a so-called gateway drug which will inevitably lead to the use and abuse of harder drugs. While its legalization for medical purposes has proven beneficial in some states, the evidence remains that it is linked to increased likelihood of heroin and cocaine use.

Do you understand the marijuana possession laws in Texas?

Many people do not realize how much the state of Texas frowns upon the possession of marijuana. Even possessing small amounts of the substance may result in severe legal penalties that can affect you for the many years. Although some states have legalized the medical and recreational use of marijuana, Texas is not one of them and currently decriminalizes the use, sale or possession of the substance. 

Doak Walker Award recipient facing criminal drug, weapons charges

An NFL rookie is facing misdemeanor charges following an incident that occurred at the University of Texas on July 16. D'Onta Foreman, a running back with the Houston Texans, was one of at least seven men who were arrested after police responded to a call near a residence hall at 12:24 a.m. Law enforcement officials took the third-round draft pick into custody after arriving at the scene, where a marijuana odor was reportedly emanating from three cars that were parked in the area.

Officers seize more drugs disguised as produce

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working on the Texas border with Mexico caught another shipment of marijuana in Laredo posing as vegetables. A physical inspection of a trailer crossing the Laredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge along with imaging and the help of a K-9 team resulted in the discovery of 5,754 packages of marijuana that weighed in at close to 2 tons. Fake bundles that appeared to be lettuce concealed the drugs.

Texas legislature drags feet on marijuana reform

Texas lawmakers have disappointed constituents who are in favor of medical marijuana and marijuana decriminalization. Reformists' hopes of granting people with medical conditions access to legal medicine and focusing law enforcement on serious crime fizzled when lawmakers took no action on bills that had been introduced in the most recent session.

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