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.
On July 27, two Texas men were taken into custody after state troopers allegedly found marijuana and liquid THC in their vehicle. The drugs were reportedly found after a trooper conducted a traffic stop.
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.
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.
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 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.
On June 5, authorities took a Texas man into custody after he was accused of picking up a package full of fentanyl from the post office. According to the authorities, the package contained about 102 grams of the drug.
Dozens of alleged members of the Texas Mexican Mafia were recently arrested, according to the United States Department of Justice. A total of 37 people were indicted by a federal grand jury on several charges, including conspiracy, firearms crimes and narcotics offenses.
Under the Texas Controlled Substances Act, it is illegal to knowingly transport or deliver illegal drugs. However, in order to be convicted of drug trafficking or drug distribution, people must knowingly transport them. If they prove that they had no knowledge that they were doing so, they may not be convicted.
It has been reported that police issued arrest warrants for three University of North Texas students. Two of the students were accused of promoting prostitution while the third student was accused of being in possession of drugs.