• Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Anonymous Tip Leads to Large Pot Bust in North Harris County

    An anonymous tip to the Harris County Sheriff's Office led deputies to a large marijuana grow operation in North Harris County on Tuesday, according to sheriff's officials. Several marijuana grow areas were discovered in a wooded area off of I-45 N and Rankin Road, near a cemetery, after investiga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Police Looking For Man In Pot Farm 'Selfie'

    Take this pot farm selfie as evidence that solo snapshots are always a bad idea. Benigno Ramirez of Michoacan, Mexico, might be regretting his recent selfie right now, considering it has landed him at the center of the investigation into last week's $10 million marijuana farm bust in Fort Bend Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    $1.7 Million Pot Field Raided in Brenham

    A 50-acre pot farm with nearly 3,450 plants and a street value of $1.75 million was raided by municipal, county and state authorities in Brenham Monday. No suspects were located in the seizure, which is the sixth "marijuana growing operation shut down in Washington County since January 2013," accor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Congress Votes to End War on Medical Marijuana

    Medical marijuana patients, rejoice. The federal government is no longer in fear of your (state-legal) reefer. Late last night, Congress voted to essentially end the federal war on medical marijuana by approving a measure that prohibits the Department of Justice -- which includes the DEA, by the wa ... More >>

  • News

    May 22, 2014

    Could Legalization of Marijuana Be in Texas's Future?

    Opinions on pot are changing in the Lone Star State.

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Cover Story: Move Over, Colorado; Nevada May Be the New Amsterdam

    High rollers. Glitzy casinos. Feathered showgirls. And now, weed. Las Vegas has long been a city of overindulgence. That little slogan, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," exists for a reason. And that reason? Debauchery. Throw a little weed to the mix and it may just push that Vegas-bred sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Fantasy Crime League: Marcell Dareus Continues Buffalo's Horrific Offseason

    On Saturday, May 3, the deadline hit for teams to exercise the fifth year option on their 2011 first round rookies. In the end, 21 of the 32 rookies of 2011 had their teams pick up their fifth year option for 2015. Among the most notable was San Francisco 49er Aldon Smith, who had to wait right up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    NFL Fantasy Crime League Update: Baltimore RB Ray Rice Indicted

    Atlantic City casino. Video footage of an NFL running back dragging an unconscious girlfriend from an elevator. Rumors of a violent scene between the two. Indeed, in this 2014 offseason's NFL Fantasy Crime League, the first crime of the season, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's assault on hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Kinky Friedman's "Legalize It" Campaign Hits Mucky Duck

    The Kinky Friedman Agriculture Commissioner campaign rolled through Houston this weekend, with the candidate playing a sold-out show at Mucky Duck Sunday night and speaking at a NORML luncheon this week. As reported in a recent Houston Press cover story, Friedman, who previously ran for governor a ... More >>

  • News

    November 21, 2013

    Even Though He Doesn't Smoke It Anymore, Marijuana Is at the Core of Kinky Friedman's Run for Public Office

    Political gadfly Kinky Friedman thinks winning the Agriculture Commissioner race is the key to legalizing marijuana in Texas.

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Feds Won't Go After Pot Smokers in Colorado & Washington (Texas Still Draconian)

    The Department of Justice is not going to move to undo new Colorado and Washington laws legalizing marijuana. The Washington Post reports: The Department also, per Reilly and Grim's report, sent a three page memo to governors of all states outlining federal priorities for enforcing marijuana laws ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    24 Arrested, 14,000 Pot Plants Seized In Three-County Illegal Growing Operation

    Two dozen people have been arrested and close to 14,000 pot plants seized in a crackdown on a three-county growing operation, federal officials announced today. Investigators raided nearly 60 properties in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties Tuesday, two-thirds of which contained active hydro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Congress Gets Tougher On K2, "Spice" & Other Synthetic Pot

    The Drug Enforcement Agency has announced that the House and Senate have reached a compromise that will make it tougher to get K2, "Spice" and other forms of synthetic marijuana. Twenty-six drugs, most of them used in creating synthetic pot, have been added to Schedule I, meaning they have been fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Steven Cox: This Close To Not Getting Busted With 30 Pounds of Weed

    Steven Cox used to be a jailer for Galveston County, but left that job for the greener pastures of working for a Dollar General store. He's back in the jail business now, but on the other side of the bars. He was arrested for possession of 30 pounds of marijuana in a case where it sounds like he al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Darlene Mayes: Shocking New Details in Oklahoma Ganja Granny Case

    If you want to make it as a writer in Hollywood, you have to hone your ideas into "elevator pitches," short descriptive bursts that can intrigue the big cigars between floors in office buildings. The case of Darlene Mayes is an easy one: Weeds meets Breaking Bad meets Golden Girls, with a Shakespea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Incredible Medibles: The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook, Part 2

    The one thing that The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook doesn't tell you is that making medibles is a smelly process. Measurements in the brand-new cookbook are accurate if disjointed -- going from ounces to grams to cups in one recipe, for example -- and the recipes are reliably good. Many of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Incredible Medibles: The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook, Part 1

    "Ancient people almost exclusively ate their cannabis, saving seeds for food, and using the resinous flowers for medicinal, recreational, and spiritual use," the introduction to the new The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook tells us in its fascinating introduction to humanity's long history of e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    TCU Football Players Are in a Drug Ring -- "Big Time" Football Hits Fort Worth

    Ladies and gentlemen, your TCU Stoned Frogs​In January 2010, TCU finally made it to a BCS bowl game when they played the Boise State Broncos. The Horned Frogs lost that game 17-10, so any feeling that they hit the "big time" had to be somewhat muted. So the next season, not only did the Horne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    How Not to Turn Yourself in for Arrest When High

    I turned myself in, for something I didn't do, 'cause I got hiiiiiiiggggh.​If you have a warrant or two for your arrest, it's a good idea to go ahead and turn yourself in. That way you get to pick when you are detained, and not the boys in blue, who might just haul you in at a very inconvenien ... More >>

  • News

    October 20, 2011

    Obama's War on Weed

    In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Dennis Hollifield: Guns, Toddlers and Showing Cops Where He Keeps His Meth

    Photos Montgomery County Police ReporterDennis Hollifield: Dazed and confused.​Dennis Eugene Hollifield of (naturally) Splendora looks like Robert Plant coming off a wild night, but he shows none of Plant's ability in Led Zeppelin's heyday to explain away the occasional guns-and-drugs episode ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Ron Paul Wants Feds' Hands Off Your Weed

    Ron Paul and Barney Frank, probably discussing Phish​It takes a big issue to get US Reps Barney Frank and Lake Jackson's Ron Paul leading the fight together, but they have found one: Weed. Paul and Frank and four other Democrats (only one of whom has a last name that's also a first name) are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Houston's NORML Chapter Pees on the DEA in Protest

    It's not likely to rank up there with the great protests of all time, but it has been documented forever. Members of the Houston chapter of NORML gathered outside the regional offices of the Drug Enforcement Agency yesterday to protest what they say is the agency's habit of killing pets while makin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Marijuana Laced Soda: Dixie Elixirs, The Anti-Red Bull​Medicinal marijuana is legal in 14 states, and it's big business. Earlier this month the New York Times reported on the financial boom from medicinal marijuana ads in Colorado, citing our sister publication in Denver and Village Voice Media's COO, Scott Tobias:

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Medical Marijuana Group Starts In Texas, We Think

    Image from disinformationIt's possible an announcement was made​Our sister blog, Toke of the Town -- the number one site for all weed-related news on the net -- reported yesterday on the founding of a new group seeking to make medical marijuana legit in Texas.Lots luck with that, fellas.There's an ... More >>

  • News

    January 7, 2010

    Weed Takes Root

    Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Dude, Where's My Air: More Fort Bend County Pot Follies

    What is it with Fort Bend County stoners these days? Why do they continue to reenact scenes from Cheech and Chong movies? Last week we brought you the tale of the unlucky East Bernard motorist whose simple pot possession charge was upgraded to felony evidence-tampering after he ate the joint he was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Edinburg Police Foiled In Attempt To Give Pot To State Prison Inmates, Apparently

    ​They do things different down in the Valley. Like, if you're a police department, you donate some marijuana to inmates at the local state prison.Oh sure, Edinburg police are saying it was all a mistake, and no way did they intend to give 25 pounds of pot to inmates by cleverly concealing it in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Assistant Principal Puts The "High" In Sharpstown High

    Sharpstown High is mostly known for a scandal awhile back about not counting dropouts, and for being the alma mater of NFL star Joseph Addai. Oh, and for that assistant principal who had a burgeoning grow-pot-at-home hobby with his wife. James Earl Street, 46, and his wife Judith, also 46, have tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008
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    July 30, 2008

    Ron Paul and Barney Frank -- Partners For Pot

    Alleged bigot and Marshall Applewhite lookalike Ron Paul is co-sponsoring a bill to virtually eliminate federal marijuana possession penalties – a bill that’s getting a lot of play from those stoners over at CNN: The bill, introduced by Democratic Rep. Barney Frank from Massachusetts, would ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008
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    March 4, 2008
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    August 10, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: We Wanna Get High, So High

    Hey all you trust-fund hippies, zonked-out hillbillies and confused stoner-rock doods: It’s time to pack up the Mystery Machine (and the bong) for Freedom Fest ’07, starring Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel and Houston’s Carolyn Wonderland.. Yes, tonight in Austin we can all share in our lov ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 2, 2007

    Chris Porter

    This Last Comic Standing star recalls the late, great Bill Hicks

  • News

    September 30, 2004

    Reefer Madness

    The government says Clayton Jones shouldn't smoke marijuana. He says it's the only thing that keeps him from blowing his brains out.

  • News

    August 5, 2004

    Pot Shots

    Raiding narcs get a hibiscus low from their horticulture shock

  • News

    May 15, 2003
  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    AbNORML Behavior

    Rain, rage and ruin at an Easter 420 festival

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    Fests of Fury

    Alex Lozano trumpets a 420 soiree and the return of the Westheimer Street Festival to its old home

  • Music

    February 13, 2003

    Various Artists

    New Jack Hippies Homegrown Collective (Guerilla Hippies Productions)

  • News

    May 16, 2002

    Doobieous Bust

    Undercover cops infiltrate a pro-pot event, but don't weed out much from the crowd

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    The Cannabis Caper

    How a citizen's donation to NORML got routed to the DEA

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Art of the Deal

    Plus: Grim Reality, Hale to the Chief, Get Some Class

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Petered Out

    Plus: Seeking High Office, Fire + Ice = Folly

  • News

    January 10, 2002

    Grassroots Campaign

    A Galveston D.A. candidate comes out for cannabis

  • Calendar

    May 3, 2001

    Roll Reversal

    Drug advocates jam for legalization

  • Dining

    September 21, 2000

    Fun with Mick and Mary Jane

    Speaking off the toque: Mickey Kapoor

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    September 3, 1998
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    July 23, 1998
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