Texas medical marijuana dispensary applications update from DPS ☞ KHOU – Houston

“AUSTIN, Texas — More than 130 applications have been received by the Texas Department of Public Safety from those looking to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Texas.
A bill to expand Texas’ medical marijuana program was passed by the state House of Representatives in April before it died in the Senate. While DPS said there are no current plans to expand usage laws, all 132 applications have been paid.”

Australia’s Illegal Tobacco Trade Is Booming ☞ VICE

“The Australian Border Force’s annual report published last week found the number and value of tobacco seizures has surged alongside a surge in firebombings and shootings that are suspected to be linked to Australia’s underground tobacco trade.”