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Amanda Ruane was hurting. She needed something.

“You know, the depression was so heavy. I can’t even describe it,” Ruane recalled from her home in McKinney. For her, what worked was CBD oil, the new health craze in North Texas that is drawing questions on whether it’s legal.

Ruane swears by the oil, saying people like her can improve their lives with CBD because it can relieve depression, calm anxiety and reduce the severity of epileptic seizures.

These are good people who need this. And my life has changed because of it.Amanda Ruane

Ruane said she assumed CBD oil was legal in Texas because stores selling the product were opening up all across the state.

“They sell it just out in the open, right down the road here,” Ruane said.

Amanda Ruane said CBD has changed her life and that there would be an “uproar” if laws were changed to make it harder to obtain.
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But in neighboring Tarrant County, prosecutors say possession of some CBD products can land a person in jail on felony drug charges.

“It’s illegal. And until the legislature changes that, it’s going to continue to be illegal,” said Larry Moore, criminal division chief for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office.

CBD oil is derived from hemp, a plant that’s part of the cannabis family. But it does not produce a high because it contains little or no THC, the intoxicant in marijuana, which is also part of the cannabis group.

Not all Texas prosecutors agree on what to do about CBD. Some told NBC 5 Investigates they will “not” aggressively pursue CBD-only cases, while others said they are still deciding how to deal with the oil.

The Texas Attorney General’s Office, meanwhile, has not issued a legal opinion on how state law relates to CBD.

“I would say it’s very muddy,” said Texas Rep. Stephanie Klick (R-Dist. 91), at Tarrant County Republican who is working on a bill to clarify things.

Klick has already authored the state’s “compassionate use” law, creating three licensed dispensaries where patients….

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A key committee in New Hampshire’s House of Representatives has given approval to legislation that would legalize marijuana for those 21 and older.

House Bill 481 was passed last week by the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee in a 10 to 9 vote. The measure now moves towards a vote by the full House of Representatives. Passage in the House would send the bill to the Senate; passage in the Senate would send it to Governor Chris Sununu who would have the option of signing it into law, allowing it to become law without his signature or vetoing it.

Under the proposed law, those 21 and older would be allowed to possess up to an ounce of marijuana for personal use. They could also grow up to six marijuana plants (up to 12 per household).

In addition, the legislation would establish a licensed and regulated system of marijuana businesses. Anyone 21 and older – even those who live outside or New Hampshire – would be allowed to purchase from marijuana retail outlets. Marijuana would be taxed at $30 per ounce for dried bud. A cannabis control commission would be established to oversee regulations and licensing for the legal marijuana

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After passing the historic Cannabis Act last June, cannabis officially became legal for adults across Canada on October 17, 2018. But while the law allows all adults to purchase, possess and consume cannabis, it doesn’t initially legalize all cannabis products. For the first year of legalization, the Cannabis Act only permits the sale and use of botanical products like flower. “Additional cannabis products,” like edibles, extracts and topicals, though widely available on the unlicensed market, are slated for approval later this year. Now, Canadian officials are trying to figure out exactly what those rules should be. And in Toronto, a proposal has emerged to ban all cannabis-infused candy and flavored vapes.

Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Wants to Ban “Youth-Friendly” Cannabis Products

Despite some key differences between provinces, like the months-long delay on brick-and-mortar dispensaries in Ontario, legal weed is well underway across Canada. Yet anticipation is already building for changes to the law that will permit concentrates, edibles and other cannabis products. Public health officials, however, are still trying to figure out what the edibles market should actually look like. And if you ask Toronto Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen De Villa, it shouldn’t look anything like cute

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In 2012, Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana. Since then, more states have followed. To date, 33 states have legalized the recreational or medicinal use of marijuana. Canada legalized recreational use nation-wide in October 2018.

As these legal markets emerge, investments are pouring in (by one estimate, consumer spending on marijuana will reach $23.4 billion in 2022), including two high-profile investments from Corona-maker Constellation Brands STZ, +0.55% and Marlboro-maker Altria MO, -0.81%

These investments from Big Alcohol and Big Tobacco might suggest the cannabis industry will come to be dominated by a few large producers and retailers. And certainly, some price-sensitive consumers will prefer the type of cheap, generic cannabis that large-scale producers specialize in.

– Read the entire article at Market Watch.

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***CBD retailers do not sell or dispense cannabis/marijuana products.***

Greenwave Naturals in Austin

GreenWave Naturals

4408 S Congress Ave

Austin, TX 78745

(512) 494-4457

Monday – Friday 10 – 7 
Saturday 10 – 5 
Sunday 12 – 5 

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GreenWave Naturals in Austin, TX

GreenWave Naturals CBD store provides premium IN-HOUSE manufactured Full Spectrum Oils, Isolate Tinctures, Vape Cartridges, Topical Cream, Edibles, and Bath Bombs made from USA grown organic hemp flower.

Terpene Isolates and Cannabis Terpene Profiles are also available. 

Product Offerings

  • 300 & 900mg CBD Isolate Tinctures: Spearmint, Blueberry, Strawberry Lemonade, Orange Cream, Pineapple, Watermelon
  • 500, 1000, & 2000mg Full Spectrum Oils Natural Flavored and Terpene Infused
  • 100mg Vape Sticks
  • 500mg Vape Cartridges
  • 50mg CBD Gummies
  • 300mg Nano CBD Pain Cream
  • 30mg Nano CBD Bath Bomb

William Riley
William Riley
18:49 05 Jan 19
Zac, the owner, is very knowledgable and helpful, and spent far more time explaining the health benefits of CBD than he did trying to sell me something. After about 3 weeks of twice daily drops, I’ve really noticed a difference. I’m killing it on the treadmill and bike now, and my ankles and knee feel great!read more
Harold Nelson
Harold Nelson
18:31 29 Nov 18
Zack was very helpful and knowledgeable about his products. So far I am very happy with my purchase.
Kesha Adams
Kesha Adams
13:06 16 Mar 19
They are very informative, helpful & professional at Greenwave. They directed us to the End cat tincture drops. The cbd oil has helped our elderly cat so much. The cbd tincture cat drops have give her pain relief and a little more vitality back.read more
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daniel jones
16:39 17 Mar 19
Zac has been helpful and very accommodating. Love having him in the neighborhood!
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In a very strange story coming out of Houston, Texas, a man’s attempt to discreetly smoke some weed turned into an unexpected discovery of a neglected tiger. The event raises all sorts of questions. But so far, there do not seem to be very many answers.

Are You Seeing a Real Tiger or Are You Just Really Stoned?

The whole bizarre thing began when an unidentified man decided to smoke weed in an abandoned home located in southeast Houston.

Apparently he was looking for a private place to toke. And, at least initially, he thought he’d found an ideal location. But all that changed once he actually got inside the building.

That’s when he discovered that the home wasn’t abandoned.  Instead, he found a tiger in the building.

According to local news sources, the man quickly reported the tiger to the Houston Police Department. It appears that authorities did not initially believe the report.

“We questioned them as to whether they were under the effects of the drugs or they actually saw a tiger,” HPD’s Major Offenders, Livestock Animal Cruelty Unit Sergeant Jason Alderete told the media. “They saw a tiger in this building, this vacant house that’s obviously been abandoned

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After a failed attempt to pass a law expanding medical marijuana access in 2017, Texas state representative Eddie Lucio III has proposed a fresh attempt at growing access to cannabis to Texans with qualifying medical conditions.

The Democrat from Brownsville introduced House Bill 1365 on Tuesday, which would expand 2015’s Compassionate Use Act (limited to low-THC cannabis for patients with intractable epilepsy) to include people with cancer, autism, other forms of epilepsy, and PTSD. The proposal would also open the kinds of cannabis permissible for use to include vaporization, oils, salves, and lotion. Smoking cannabis would still be illegal should the bill pass.

Not everyone was thrilled about the bill’s introduction. “In our efforts to keep the peace, deputy sheriffs routinely encounter persons who appear highly intoxicated on marijuana or marijuana-edible products,” Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner of Sheriff’s Association of Texas wrote to KXAN in a statement indicating his group’s lack of support for the bill. “These individuals are generally a danger to themselves, and when driving, they are clearly a danger to others.”

But KXAN also interviewed four-time cancer survivor Mike Thompson, who has become a medical cannabis advocate after spending years on harmful painkillers to mitigate the

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Here’s some good news about the labor market: The cannabis industry is creating jobs at a rapid pace, a new study from employment site Glassdoor finds.

The industry has more than 1,500 open jobs, a jump of 76 percent from a year earlier. The median salary is $58,511 annually, almost 11 percent higher than the U.S. median. More than half the jobs are for professional and technical workers, such as accountants and marketing experts.
The upshot: Cannabis businesses are creating new jobs for a wide range of professionals.

– Read the entire article at CBS News.

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Texas Marijuana Legalization in 2019

The mention of medical or recreational was blatantly missing from the ballots this November, although the topic was not killed with silence as planned. Representatives in the Texas Gov have already filed 10 bills to correct this for Texas Marijuana Legalization in 2019.

Texas Marijuana Related Bills Filed for 2019 include:

HB 63 (Rep. Joe Moody) – Related to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marijuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia; creating a criminal offense.

SB 90 (Sen. Jose Menendez) – Related to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and testing facilities; authorizing fees.

HB 186 (Rep. Terry Canales) – Related to the determination of the weight of marijuana and other cannabinols for the purpose of the prosecution and punishment of the offense of possession of those substances.

HB 122 (Rep. Gina Hinojosa) – Related to the medical use of marijuana; providing an affirmative defense to prosecution for possession of marihuana.

SB 116 (Sen. Jose Menendez) – Related to industrial hemp; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

SJR 7 (Sen. Jose Rodriguez) – Proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use.

SJR 8 (Sen. Jose Rodriguez)– Proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis.

SB 156 (Sen. Jose Rodriguez) – Related to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marijuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia; creating a criminal offense.

HJR 21 (Rep. Ron Reynolds) – Proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use.

HB 209 (Rep. Ron Reynolds) – Related to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and testing facilities; authorizing fees.

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Although attitudes across the country appear to be changing and certain states have even decriminalized the behavior, marijuana possession arrests are still common in Texas and across the nation.

According to a recent study conducted by the American Civil Liberties Union, Texas actually has one of the highest arrest rates for marijuana possession in the country. In 2010, Texas was second in the nation in terms of the total number of people arrested for possessing marijuana. In total, over 74,000 people were arrested for marijuana possession in Texas that year.

In addition to the high arrest rate across Texas, the study also revealed a racial disparity among those who were charged with possession. In Texas, the study found that blacks were arrested twice as frequently as whites for marijuana possession. Although black people make up only around 12 percent of the population in Texas, the report found that they accounted for over 25 percent of the individuals who faced marijuana possession charges in 2010.

Despite this disparity, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has reported that there is no disparity among the number of black and white people who use marijuana across the country.

Fight marijuana possession charges in Texas

In Texas, the ACLU reported that over $250,000,000 was spent on marijuana possession charges in 2010 – including each step of the process from the arrest to individuals who were incarcerated.

When someone faces charges of marijuana possession in Texas, it is critical to be aware of the potential penalties, which can be quite severe.

Under Texas law, individuals who are found in possession of two ounces or less of marijuana face misdemeanor charges that could lead to up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.

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