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Marijuana Classification: Washington, et al. v. Jeff Sessions

It is well-known that Attorney General Jeff Sessions questionably linked the current opioid crisis to marijuana use (“The DEA said that a huge percentage of heroin addiction starts with prescriptions,” Sessions stated, “That may be an exaggerated number; they had it as high as 80%. We think that a lot

Heroin and Opioids In Denton 2017

In 1976, Texas adopted the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) guidelines, to get detailed, reliable crime statistics. In addition to UCR, there are several additional statistics that police departments must report—family violence, sexual assault, hate crimes, and the like. Of interest here, however, is the mandatory requirement from the Texas Health

Burglary With Intent to Steal Drugs

There have been some major changes to the laws concerning the possession, sale, and manufacture of controlled substances this year. One major change concerns what level of offense a person can be charged with for breaking into a car or commercial building. Under certain circumstances, explained below, what used to

Can You Film A Cop in Texas?

Videos of police are prevalent in the news of late, whether it be video related to investigations (officer body-camera video of police allegedly planting evidence in Baltimore when investigating a drug case), traffic stops (Philando Castile video), or during apprehensions (Walter Scott video). In the latter two instances, video was

Changes to the Law on Sealing Records (2017)

I posted this to my website under Expunctions/Nondisclosures earlier today. I want to re-post it here, for a couple of reasons. First, it’s a great reminder that the law is organic—it moves forward, backwards, etc. all the time. Secondly, it’s a good reminder to all lawyers (especially newer lawyers) that

“Don’t Take the Brown Acid”: on festivals testing drugs

In what has become a well-known quote from the 1969 Woodstock festival, an announcement was made from the stage that:   “the brown acid that is circulating…is not specifically too good. It is suggested that you do stay away from that. Of course it’s your own trip, so be my


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