Trump and Marijuana Laws in Harris County

March 16th, 2017 by admin in Drug Crime, Marijuana Possession

President Donald J. Trump stunned many political observers and pundits by winning the presidential election in 2016. He has promised that his administration will depart radically from the administration of President Barack H. Obama in virtually every way: President Trump has announced, for instance, plans to roll back or repeal President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, […]

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What Ultimately Happens to the Drugs Confiscated by Police?

February 16th, 2017 by admin in Drug Crime, Marijuana Possession

Every day there are dozens of people arrested for drug crimes in Houston and throughout Texas. Most of these charges relate to simple possession of illegal drugs allegedly found on the defendant. So what happens when the police actually confiscate something they believe to be illegal narcotics? Using Drugs as Evidence First and foremost, the […]

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Marijuana Laws in Texas

August 29th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Marijuana Possession

Although legalization of marijuana has gained ground in a number of states and cities, it remains very much illegal in Houston, Galveston, and the rest of Texas. Last year a Texas House of Representatives committee endorsed a bill to legalize “recreational use” of marijuana, but the full House never passed the measure. It is therefore safe to […]

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Decriminalizing Marijuana May Become Reality in Texas

May 14th, 2015 by Tad Nelson in Drug Crime, Marijuana Possession

State representative Joe Moody (D-El Paso) authored HB 507, a bill that would essentially decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. The bill would specifically remove the threat of arrest, jail time, and a criminal record for possession if you possess up to one ounce of marijuana. Instead, the penalty for such a small possession […]

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Marijuana Possession Laws and Penalties in Texas

May 5th, 2015 by Tad Nelson in Drug Crime, Marijuana Possession

The legal landscape for the possession and use of marijuana has changed considerably in the last 10 years. In fact, 23 states and the District of Columbia currently have laws on the books that legalize marijuana for a varying number of reasons, according to Governing Magazine. Of those 23, 4 states — Alaska, Oregon, Colorado […]

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