Last Friday, Kim Ogg, the Democratic candidate for Harris County District Attorney, was the guest of honor at a gathering of the Houston chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, a pro-pot legalization group. Just let that sink in for a moment. A major party candidate v ... More >>
Got a good pot product you want to pitch? Well, you're in luck. The Marijuana Investment Conference will be happening this weekend, and it will take place right in our fair city. That's right -- the Bayou City is about to be home to quite a few weed deals, and unlike what's been happening under the ... More >>
Sitting cross-legged on the floor in her apartment outside of Houston, Faith's mother looks over at the toddler repeatedly as she talks. There are no physical indicators that signal the start of a seizure, but Faith's mother can tell one is on its way. Everything about raising Faith involves watchi ... More >>
This year, the race for Harris County District Attorney, who heads the largest prosecutor's office in Texas and one of the largest in the country, is mostly about drugs. That much was clear in a debate this weekend hosted by Fox 26 between incumbent Republican Devon Anderson and Democratic challen ... More >>
Prosecutors have dropped the first-degree felony charges against Jacob Lavoro, the Round Rock teenager who faced life in prison for running a small-time edibles operation. Lavoro's case made national headlines in May after Round Rock police caught the 19 year old with about a pound and a half of m ... More >>
Opinions on pot are changing in the Lone Star State.
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 >>
Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Singer-Songwriter Robin Kirby entered ... More >>
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 >>
Fake weed's final freewheeling days
Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide.
Tuesday just happens to be the 59th birthday of Rocks Off's personal hero, role model and by all accounts someone who smokes even more weed than we do, Thomas Earl Petty. Speaking of, it's also Snoop Dogg's birthday, which means 10/20 deserves to be a NORML holiday even more than 4/20 does. But unt ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Fitzgerald's Hits the Dirty 30
An ex-cop from East Texas decides to switch sides
Touring bands sound off on Houston
RIP, Gatemouth Brown
A cop learns the pain of piercing
The government says Clayton Jones shouldn't smoke marijuana. He says it's the only thing that keeps him from blowing his brains out.
Dean Becker, "420 Drug War News"
The Press Music Awards Showcase brings a category-five storm of tunes
Rain, rage and ruin at an Easter 420 festival
Alex Lozano trumpets a 420 soiree and the return of the Westheimer Street Festival to its old home
Undercover cops infiltrate a pro-pot event, but don't weed out much from the crowd
Steven Van Zandt is dedicated to garage rock
How a citizen's donation to NORML got routed to the DEA
South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards
The Last Concert Cafe has glimpses from its unique history
Drug advocates jam for legalization
Does Houston's biggest drug-prevention program keep kids clean or just make cops feel good?
When it comes to alternatives to the drug war, some warriors would rather you not hear about it