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DFW NORML Wants To Party This Weekend

Jeff Prince
Ah, that sweet, sensual, aromatic time in February is here. And I ain’t talking Valentine’s Day roses. It’s DFW NORML‘s weekend to spread awareness in Tarrant County about the group’s mission to en...


Strickland: “I didn’t choose this work — this work chose me.” Lee Chastain

Protesting the Drug War

Pot law reformers include a mom who lost a child to drug violence.
ERIC GRIFFEY
The leaders of DFW NORML, a group that works for reform of marijuana laws, are used to being stereotyped. Some folks figured that their recent conference, for instance, would be filled with Cheech and Chong types. Others might ...



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Buying American

The U.S. marijuana business is so sophisticated that there’s even a college for pot growers.
JEFF PRINCE
The bar is well stocked at J.R.’s house, nestled quietly in a well-to-do neighborhood not far from downtown Fort Worth. Booze is in short supply — three dusty wine bottles sit forlornly on a shelf. This bar’s bounty is gr...


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Pot Moms Say Don’t Harsh Our Mellow

Jeff Prince
It’s no secret that some moms self-medicate. Many of them would have self-destructed and smothered their offspring over the decades if not for the various types of traditional “mother’s little helpers” &...



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Historic Bomar Apartments
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Modern ruined, thick and wordy isn’t just a one-evening exhibit of mixed-media work by Frank Artsmarter. It’s also a showcase for its venue, a newly renovated vacant apartment on the South Side.


Free Willie: Arrest Spurs Teapot Party

Jeff Prince
Texas singer songwriter Willie Nelson could face felony charges and up to two years in prison after a weekend marijuana arrest. The bust didn’t sap Willie of his humor. “He said he feels great; he lost six ounces,&#...



Gateway to Violence

Legalizing pot could reduce the murderous power of drug cartels.
DAN MCGRAW
In the late ’90s, for a national magazine story on the issue of somehow making marijuana legal, I interviewed then-drug czar Gen. Barry McCaffrey. Of course, McCaffrey swatted away any notion that pot should be legal. It was ...


The Real Deal on Fake Dope

A synthetic substitute for marijuana is drawing raves and warnings.
DAN MCGRAW AND SUSAN COSTA
It’s 3:40 p.m., and Paschal High School is letting out. The kids scatter, heading home to study or play sports or chill out. But some of the school’s brightest and most promising students make a shorter trip. They cross Eas...



V for Victory

Laurie Barker James
The Vault Mediterranean restaurant has been “coming soon” to the Tower Building in downtown Fort Worth for months. When I learned that the owner was French restaurateur Jean Michel Sakouhi and that the chef was Gabr...


Orange Crush

Jimmy Fowler
A while back, Thanh Thanh Vietnamese Cuisine relocated across East Arkansas Lane from one strip mall to another. They carpeted the new, spacious locale (an old chain drug store), hung a chandelier from the low ceiling, and did ...