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Differing Prosecution Standards Across Texas

It is the right of the citizen to travel upon public highways. However, what individuals navigating through Texas in possession of marijuana don’t know is that each county within the State of Texas holds its own standards of prosecution. Having travelled through the entire state, the Law Offices of David Sloane has noticed that the…
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Tarrant DA Offers Marijuana Arrestees New Way to Avoid Jail

As almost all major jurisdictions across Texas have moved to decriminalize marijuana, Tarrant county has lagged behind and continues to heavily prosecute small time cannabis crimes. At the latest Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association meeting, District Attorney Sharen Wilson announced policy changes that would significantly reduce the punishments for marijuana offenses. The new guidelines…
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Tarrant County Marijuana Prosecutions by the Numbers

Dallas County District Attorney, John Creuzot, joined the D.A.s of Houston’s Harris County, San Antonio’s Bexar County, and Austin’s Travis County in decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana. Dallas county will decline prosecuting misdemeanor possession of marijuana for first time offenders and subsequent offenders will be offered diversion programs. Creuzot, cited racial disparities, with African Americans…
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Cameron Pinkerton Organizes Marijuana Reform Rally in Fort Worth

The Law Offices of David Sloane have always been at the forefront of the marijuana reform movement in Texas. We have been defending those arrested for marijuana crimes in the courtroom, advocating for changes to the law in the legislature, and even rallying citizens to take to the streets and call for sensible regulations of…
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Texas House Set to Vote to Decriminalize Marijuana

On Thursday April 25, 2019 the Texas House of Representatives will debate and vote on Representative Joe Moody’s HB63 relating to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana. HB63 is a bill that would decriminalize under an ounce of marijuana reducing the penalty from a class B misdemeanor (punishable…
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Setting Aside Convictions with Judicial Clemency

For people currently on Probation with a Felony Conviction a relatively new Texas law may provide some relief via Judicial Clemency, including for some felony marijuana convictions. Judicial Clemency is the term used to describe the power of a judge to set aside a conviction under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Judicial Clemency is…
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Cameron Pinkerton Explains the Legality of CBD in Texas

Is CBD Legal in Texas? "What is the legal status of CBD?"Cameron Pinkerton, legal assistant at the Law Offices of David Sloane discusses the legality of CBD in Texas, the 2018 Farm Bill, the FDA's recent statements about CBD, and Tarrant County District Attorney Sharen Wilson, who made national headlines regarding comments she made about…
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David Sloane Stands Against Texas Police Chiefs on Cannabis

ABC’s Dallas affiliate WFAA channel 8, recently quoted David Sloane after he offered his stirring support for a bill that would decriminalize marijuana across the state before the Texas House of Representatives. The author of the story Kevin Reece was reporting on the decision by the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) to release a report…
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David Sloane Testifies in Favor of HB 63

  Several district attorneys in Texas have decided to not prosecute minor marijuana possession offenses in their respective jurisdictions. For instance, in Houston’s Harris County, if you are caught with four ounces or less of marijuana, you will have the drugs confiscated and you will have the option to take a drug class. That means…
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Texas Legislature Considers Marijuana Legalization

The Texas Legislature’s 86th regular session kicked off last week and there are already over a dozen proposed bills that would legalize or decriminalize marijuana to some extent. As more than half the states in the union have legalized cannabis for medical use and 10 states have some form of recreational marijuana, marijuana advocates in…
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