Texas Marijuana Policy — Advocacy Training Events — 2016

In preparation for the 2017 legislative session, we’re hosting a series of regional advocacy training events. And we’re coming to a city near you!

The work we do now will serve to put us in an excellent position to pass meaningful policy reform next year, when the Texas Legislature convenes. We want to see criminal penalties for low-level possession replaced with a simple civil citation to eliminate the risk of arrest, jail time, and a permanent criminal record. Additionally, making the Compassionate Use Program more inclusive is a high priority. Currently, too many patients are left behind!

IMG 5326 (RSD M. Gilbert at MPP SA Training Photo - MPP 10-03-15)

The following events will train advocates on messaging strategy, how the legislative process works, and how citizens can be involved in lobbying efforts. Each event will also feature a guest speaker from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, one of our best allies.

Register today!

Dates and locations:

Amarillo – Saturday, Sept. 17
Public Library, Downtown Branch
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Lubbock – Sunday, Sept. 18
Public Library, Groves Branch
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Tyler – Saturday, Sept. 24
Tyler Chamber of Commerce
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DFW – Sunday, Sept. 25
Pantego Lions Club
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Harlingen – Saturday, Oct. 1
Cultural Arts Center
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Corpus Christi – Sunday, Oct. 2
Oso Recreation Center
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Houston – Saturday, Oct. 8
Sosa Community Center
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San Antonio – Sunday, Oct. 9
Public Library, Bizan Branch
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El Paso – Saturday, Oct. 22
El Paso Public Library, Main Branch
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All events will be free and open to the public but will require online registration as seating will be limited. I look forward to seeing you this fall!

We are looking for patients, medical professionals, clergy, law enforcement, and other influential community members who are interested in meeting with their state legislators in each area. Email us if you’re interested.

To support our work and offset costs, please consider donating today!