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First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Texas

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February 8 was a historic day for Texas. Compassionate Cultivation opened its doors to the public as the first medical marijuana dispensary in the state. Located right outside of Austin, the dispensary is the result of a long journey of passing bills and gaining the right licenses. Texas has been known to have a tight rein on medical marijuana laws, but this new dispensary has proven that the state is open to helping those in…
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Can the City Put a Placard on My Door Due to Habitual Criminal Activity?

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Are Dallas police able to mark your home or business to warn others that habitual crime takes place there? A newly proposed ordinance would allow it. The ordinance is part of a set of changes the Dallas Police Department is pushing to help better combat crime in problem areas. The process is called nuisance abatement, and would work something like this: If five abatable crimes – thinks like trespassing, prostitution, gambling, drug transactions, arson or…
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Do I Have to Consent to a Search of My Vehicle in Texas?

In late July, two men in Texas were arrested after police discovered 56 pounds of marijuana and 38 pounds of liquid THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the part of marijuana that gets you high) in their car. According to police, a state trooper saw the vehicle drive on an improved shoulder and stopped it for the offense. He then asked the driver to step out of the vehicle and sit in the patrol car. As the driver moved,…
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Can I be Charged With Possession of Marijuana If I’m a Passenger in a Car?

Picture this situation: You’re riding in the car with friends, going to lunch and you’re not the one driving. The driver gets pulled over and their car is searched. The police officer finds marijuana in the car and arrests all of you, even though the marijuana was not yours. You may be very confused and wondering if you could seriously be charged for being in possession of marijuana that wasn’t yours. Well, you can. In…
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