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advertising CBD massages and therapies. And much of the sudden spike in popularity is thanks to a Texas law last year that legalized hemp, the plant from which CBD is derived. “You go anywhere now, and you find something that says ‘CBD’ on it,” said Kerver, who’s now in talks with Austin distributors interested in carrying her CBD product line, called 1937 Apothecary. But buyer beware, experts warn. Anyone can sell CBD in Texas. Many of the products are advertised as natural alternatives to prescription medications and make unfounded claims to treat conditions like chron-
contains only traces of the psychoactive compounds and is richer in CBD. In June, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill legalizing hemp and A hemp plant inside of the Custom Bo- bringing state tanical Dispensary in Austin. Stores policy in line selling CBD products are popping up with federal across Texas. Marjorie Kamys Cotera law. for The Texas Tribune Confusion on the part of law enic pain, depression, anxiety, insomnia, diabetes forcement has led to the and psychosis. But none of wrongful arrests of some these claims are recognized in possession of CBD or by the U.S. Food and Drug hemp even after the Texas law went into effect. Still, Administration. And because of lax label- the policy change is an iming and licensing regula- portant step on the way to tions, unsuspecting con- allowing Texans to partake sumers may not actually without fear of reprisal, know what they’re buying. according to Lisa Pittman, “Unless you really know a lawyer on the Texas Dethat it’s something reputa- partment of Agriculture’s ble, I would say to be wary industrial hemp advisory because you don’t really council. Sarah Kerver is the owner know that it is even CBD,” of Custom Botanical DisKerver said. pensary in Austin. Booming business Marjorie Kamys Cotera In 2018, the federal government passed a new for The Texas Tribune Because Kerver launched Farm Bill legalizing hemp and derivatives, like CBD, her line before the Texas with less than 0.3% of bill, she’s seen firsthand THC, or tetrahydrocannab- how changes in the law inol. Hemp and marijuana have led to evolving attiare both part of the canna- tudes in Texas about the bis plant family, but while products. Previously, she marijuana is rich in THC was able to sell Colorado and produces a high, hemp CBD products before the
federal government legalized hemp because of the 2014 Farm Bill, which started a pilot program for participating states to grow industrial hemp. “There’s been more media around it since Texas has come on board, definitely,” Kerver said. “Texans are becoming more educated about it and much more open to it.” Industry leaders say they can’t calculate the exact number of new CBD businesses that have opened in Texas over the past year — in part because the Texas Department of State Health Services won’t implement licensing requirements until early this year — though anecdotally, many say they’ve seen an uptick. The Austin Chamber of Commerce counted at least three CBD-related relocations or expansions since the bill passed last summer, creating about 140 new jobs in the emerging sector. But the list, which is compiled from public media announcements and deals the chamber is involved in, isn’t comprehensive. Sisters Shayda and Sydney Torabi founded Restart CBD in September 2018, just before the Farm Bill passed. Sydney Torabi said the changes in the law have made business run more smoothly. The two originally intended to operate the business
exclusively online but decided to open a brick-andmortar location in Austin after having difficulty with several online payment companies, from momand-pop merchants to giants like PayPal, that didn’t want anything to do with cannabis. “We were a business, but it wasn’t as functional as it could’ve been until the [Texas] law passed,” Sydney Torabi said. The Torabis started with a pop-up store and expanded to a permanent location last April, a month before Texas law changed. “We were operating in a gray area until the Texas bill passed,” Sydney said. “It did take away a little bit of the stigma. Like, ‘OK, now it’s legal in Texas. We can go to a CBD shop and not feel like we’re doing something bad.’
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The Real Cost Of Human Trafficking According to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s websitre, Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. It is the exploitation of men, women, and children for forced labor or sex by a third-party for profit or gain. Texas is on the forefront of combating this hideous crime. In 2016 — in one of his first major initiatives — Attorney General Paxton formed the Human Trafficking and Transnational/Organized Crime Section (HTTOC), tasked with combating human trafficking across our state. According to the Texas Attorney General there were 234,000 victims of human trafficking in the Lone Star State at any given time. Of that, seventy nine thousand victims of youth and minor sex trafficking at any given time. furthermore, there are twenty five million people enslaved worldwide. Here are the AG’s Cititation for Statistics. ^Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Force Marriage, International Labour Organization, Walk Free Foundation, and the International Organization for Migration (2017) ^^Busch-Armendariz, N.B., Nale, N.L. Kammer-Kerwick, M., Kellison, B., M.I.M., Cook Heffon, L., Nehme, J. (2016). Human Trafficking by the Numbers:
The Initial Benchmark of Prevalence and Economic Impact for Texas. Austin, TX: Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, the University of Texas at Austin. Texas has made some signifigant inroads against this modern day scourge. State of Texas coordinated with the federal government and California Attorney General’s Office to facilitate the permanent worldwide shutdown of Backpage. com, the largest purveyor of escort ads in the United States Pled Backpage.com guilty to Trafficking of Persons and Engaging in Organized Crime, and pled Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer guilty to Money Laundering Developed and produced a powerful training video — designed to mobilize all Texans to “Be the One” in the fight against human trafficking Trained more than 25,000 people in person across the state of Texas on human trafficking Assisted in numerous prosecutions of human trafficking cases resulting in multiple felony convictions and 441 years of prison time for traffickers in Texas. Over the next fews weeks we at the Lone Star Shopper Shopping News intend to interview various law enforcement officials in East Texas about Human traffick-
ing. Meanwhile, what can the residents of East Texas do about this very real problem? If the situation is an emergency or you believe someone is in immediate danger, call 911 and alert the authorities. Tell them you think it may be human trafficking, so that it can be routed to the proper investigators. Be sure to share all actionable information you have — including descriptions of cars and people, when and where you saw the conduct, and take a picture if you can safely do so. After contacting law enforcement, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-8883737-888. You can also text “Help” or “Info” to 233733. Additionally, you can reach the hotline by email: Report@PolarisProject.org. Pay close attention to the people in your neighborhood and community. Report behaviors that might be evidence of human trafficking. Call as soon as possible after you make the observations. The fresher the information, the more likely law enforcement can take action. We hope to continue this column next week. Until then. Thank you for reading the Lone Star Shopper, Shopping News. And remember, As always, I’M PULLIN FOR YA!
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Dear Dave, I’m trying very hard to get out of debt. I have my beginner emergency fund in place, and I’m living on a monthly budget. Is it okay to include a little wallet cash in my budget at this point, just in case? Andrew Dear Andrew, It’s probably not going to throw you off too much in terms of getting out of debt if you budget $20 or so, just to have some cash in your wallet. I wouldn’t recommend much more than that, though. The idea of having $50, $100, or $200 in walking around money is pretty self-defeating when you’re supposedly saving, budgeting, and working hard to get out of debt. What really matters is the amount of pocket money you allow yourself to have. Think of it as a safety valve. Sometimes things come up in the course of day-to-day life that are just necessary, unexpected ex-
penses—but not emergencies. Just designate a small amount of cash for it as part of your regular, monthly budget, and stick to that amount! —Dave Emergency fund first, then investing Dear Dave, Do you think I should stop making contributions to my 401(k) for a year, so I can save up an emergency fund? I’m 28, and debt-free, but I don’t have anything saved for emergencies. Bryan Dear Bryan, If you’re debt-free and making decent money at your job, it shouldn’t take a whole year to set aside an emergency fund. Just make it a priority in your monthly budget. And yes, my advice to you is temporarily stop making contributions to your 401(k) until you have a fully-funded emergency fund of three to six months of expenses. I recommend people stop investing, or wait
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How to Help Your Teens that will help them get Reach Their Goals in big 2020 ready for that step. By Anthony ONeal
I don’t know about y’all, but I am ready to crush some goals this year! Maybe you don’t feel so ready, and that’s okay. Maybe you’re ready, but you’re worried your high schooler isn’t. Don’t stress. No matter where you find yourself at the beginning of the year, it’s never too late to get on track and set yourself (and your teen) up for success. The most important thing you and your teen need to do is: Have. A. Plan. Here’s how I break down the goal-setting process in a way that not only helps me plan for the whole year, but also helps me create positive change in myself that lasts way after I’ve hit my goals. • The Vision Before there can be a goal, there has to be a big-picture vision. Encourage your teen to think about what kind of person they want to become and what they want to achieve as they learn and grow in their lifetime. Thinking through these things will give your teen the why behind their goals. Their why will really keep them motivated! ¶ The Goals Goals are what we set in order to help us work toward the vision. All goals should be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-sensitive. For example, “save money for college” is vague, but “save $1,000 by graduation” is specific. It’s driven by a deadline and makes sense for your teen. • The Habits Help your teen build some smaller, consistent habits that help them achieve their goals. A habit for the example above could be setting aside a certain amount of money from each paycheck. That way, once they reach their goal, they’ve already formed a pattern that will help them stick with their smart choices over time. Boom! Now it’s time to start putting the goal-setting process into action! If you have a student in the family, chances are that college––or at least thinking about college–– is somewhere in their near future. If they’re interested in going to college (without student loans), here are a few examples of goals they could set for this year
• 9th graders should:
Get solid grades by having healthy study habits and turning assignments in on time. Research three colleges that fit with the careers that interest them. Meet with their guidance counselor at least twice (this goes for all four years of high school). • 10th graders should: Consider getting a tutor or taking a prep class for the ACT or SAT tests. Research job shadowing or internship opportunities. Research scholarships every day. • 11th graders should: Take the ACT or SAT multiple times to boost their score. Make a list (resumé) of their grades, awards, organizations, volunteer time, and clubs (colleges look at this stuff!). Spend at least an hour every day looking for scholarships. • 12th graders should: Apply to the top colleges on their list. Plan to visit their top three colleges before making a final choice. Look for scholarships every day and apply for as many as possible. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! For more in-depth tips for students and parents on what to do during each year of high school, check out the College Prep Checklists at AnthonyONeal.com/Resources. With some solid habits and goals, your teen will have a successful year–– no matter what educational or career path they choose. Major props to you for supporting them and helping them reach their full potential. Now, go kill it in 2020, you guys! • About Anthony ONeal Since 2003, Anthony has helped hundreds of thousands of students make smart decisions with their money, relationships, and education. He’s the national best-selling author of Debt Free Degree and travels the country spreading his encouraging message to help teens and young adults start their lives off right. You can follow Anthony on YouTube and Instagram @AnthonyONeal and online at anthonyoneal.com or facebook. com/aoneal.
• About Anthony ONeal Since 2003, Anthony has helped hundreds of thousands of students make smart decisions with their money, relationships, and education. He’s the national best-selling author of Debt Free Degree and travels the country spreading his encouraging message to help teens and young adults start their lives off right. You can follow Anthony on YouTube and Instagram @ AnthonyONeal and online at anthonyoneal.com or facebook. com/aoneal.
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(NAPSI)—The vastma- ceremonies in the forest, joriwhere ty of famAmerilies icans c a n have gather n o t to say comgoodpleted b y e their a n d endconof-life A beautiful forest can be t i n u e p l a n - a final resting place that to visn i n g . brings comfort to family and i t — a In fact, friends. feature over cur half of those age 45- rent cremation options plus have done no end- can’t provide. The trusts of-life planning at all, according to a recent survey conducted by Better Place Forests, the country’s first sustainable alternative to cemeteries for families that choose cremation. Better Place Forests hopes the idea of a beautiful, sustainable final resting place will encourage people to create those plans. Instead of tombstones, the company incorporates ashes into the base of beautiful trees in permanently protected forests. The company performs spreading ceremonies in the forest, where families can gather to say goodbye. Currently, there are two forests in California, in Point Arena in Mendocino County and in Santa Cruz, and the company plans to open more across the country. There is a growing trend toward greener burial options in the United States. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, nearly 54 percent of Americans are considering a green burial and 72 percent of cemeteries report an increased demand for green burials. Thousands of people have already reserved trees for themselves. “Making plans and establishing guidelines for the end of your life means that loved ones don’t have to guess about your wishes and you can give them the experience you’d like them to have when you pass,” explained Sandy Gibson, CEO of Better Place Forests. “At Better Place Forests, we talk to people every day who find peace in knowing they have created a beautiful experience for their loved ones by selecting a family tree.” Beyond providing a more beautiful final resting place, choosing a tree in one of these memorial forests means you are leaving a legacy of conservation. The company performs spreading
also actively manage the land to ensure that it’s less susceptible to forest fires. They hire forestry experts to keep the trees healthy and the forests free of invasive species. In addition, more trees are planted in areas in need for every tree a customer chooses. Thousands of trees have already been planted in forests devastated by the California wildfires. Learn
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