Texas Judge: Teachers Shouldn’t Be Punished for Consuming Marijuana

A Texas administrative law judge recently recommended that no disciplinary action be taken against a public school teacher who admitted eating a marijuana edible while visiting Colorado over Christmas vacation. In a January 10 decision that was published last Friday by the Austin American-Statesman, Judge William Newchurch likens the teacher’s cannabis consumption to gambling in Las Vegas. “Possession of a usable quantity of marijuana is a criminal offense in Texas—but so is gambling,” Newchurch writes. “The ALJ [administrative law judge] [...]

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