Activists Plan Initiative To Decriminalize Psychedelic Drugs In Oakland

Another major U.S. city could see an initiative to decriminalize psychedelics on the ballot, as activists prepare to launch a campaign to broadly overhaul drug laws in Oakland, California. According to an Meetup post, a coalition of advocacy groups is hosting a series of educational rallies over the next few months designed build support for…

Cannabis decrim heads to governor’s desk in New Mexico (Newsletter: March...

Marijuana equity activists protest Boehner SXSW speech; Mexican lawmakers start cannabis talks; Anti-legalization congressman slams DEA Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human: Your support makes…

New Mexico Lawmakers Send Marijuana Decriminalization Bill To Governor

New Mexico is likely to become the next state to decriminalize marijuana, with legislation to do so on its way to the desk of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D). With just hours left in the legislative session, lawmakers gave final approval to bill to remove criminal penalties for cannabis possession early on Saturday morning. The…

David Sloane Stands Against Texas Police Chiefs on Cannabis

ABC’s Dallas affiliate WFAA channel 8, recently quoted David Sloane after he offered his stirring support for a bill that would decriminalize marijuana across the state before the Texas House of Representatives. The author of the story Kevin Reece was reporting on the decision by the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) to release a report…

When Groping is Illegal

Groping charges are controversial in Texas, with many arguing that the law does not go far enough in criminalizing this behavior. In fact, legislation has recently been introduced that specifically focuses on groping. The bill would define groping as “indecent sexual assault,” and make it a class A misdemeanor. Houston sexual assault attorney Ned Barnett…

How to Appeal Your Criminal Case

What you need to know about the criminal appeals process in Texas Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org First, you should know that you have a legal right to appeal your case. This means that you can ask a higher court to review a lower court’s decision which went against you and to decide if that decision…