Top Priorities

  • Hold regional advocacy-training events throughout the state to empower and refine marijuana activists, with a focus on messaging and political engagement.
  • Publish a General Election Voter Guide. We’re working with our coalition partners (especially Texas NORML) to survey candidates for the state House and Senate. The candidates’ answers will be published on the coalition’s web site, which will be promoted via the various coalition partners’ email lists.
  • Work to amend the Compassionate Use Program via legislation during the 86th Legislative Session. Specifically, we’d like to add qualifying conditions (such as cancer, AIDS, PTSD, chronic pain, and multiple sclerosis), expand the legal strains of marijuana to include higher levels of THC, correct the flawed “prescription” language, and allow for independent, third-party testing of cannabis.
  • Advocate for a policy that reduces penalties for low-level marijuana possession. This means no arrest, no jail time, and no criminal record, which automatically eliminates many of the collateral sanctions currently associated with an arrest/conviction for marijuana possession.
  • Continue organizing in key legislative districts, for the purpose of building grassroots and legislative support for sensible marijuana law reform in Texas.

 

 

Grassroots Action for Legislative Reform