Stephen Paulsen is a journalist and native Houstonian. He writes about crime, food, drugs, urban planning and extremists of all kinds. He covers local news for Houston Press and cannabis policy for Leafly.
2 months ago | Breaking News
On Thursday, Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memorandum, ending an understanding between federal authorities and states with legal marijuana. The move raised fears of an impending crackdown and further cements Sessions’s reputation as an anti-pot...
3 months ago | Current Events
Under the Compassionate Use Act, Texas’s new medical marijuana program, the Texas Department of Public Safety is licensing three companies to provide low-THC cannabis-based medicines to people with untreatable epilepsy. Compassionate Cultivation i...
4 months ago | Breaking News
Texas will soon have its first working grow facilities for cannabis. Compassionate Cultivation, one of the companies licensed to grow and produce medicine under Texas’s limited medical marijuana program, said in a news release Wednesday it would s...
4 months ago | Houston 101
Wipe away those tears of frustration and get your green bins ready, because curbside recycling is returning to Houston. The City of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department announced Tuesday that the city would start picking up recycling again ...
4 months ago | Courts
Almost 200 people in the Houston area face extra-harsh charges for crimes committed during or right after Hurricane Harvey, according to records from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. Another 338 Houstonians were arrested or cited for ...
4 months ago | Bayou City
A deputy shot and killed a man Monday after a motorcycle chase and a struggle in Kingwood. At around 1:30 p.m., police said, a Montgomery County Precinct 4 deputy stationed near Humble ran the license plate of a passing motorcyclist. The license p...