Patients, Caregivers, and Medical Professionals Gathering at Texas State Capitol TOMORROW to Urge Lawmakers to Allow Hearings on Critical Medical Marijuana Legislation

For Immediate Release
Advisory for event Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. CT

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Heather Fazio
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Patients, Caregivers, and Medical Professionals Gathering at Texas State Capitol TOMORROW to Urge Lawmakers to Allow Hearings on Critical Medical Marijuana Legislation

 

At 11:30 a.m. CT, supporters of HB 2107 and SB 269 will hold a news conference on the north steps of the capitol; they will call on Public Health Chairman Four Price and Health and Human Services Chairman Charles Schwertner to schedule hearings on the bills, which would fix the Texas Compassionate Use Program and make it more inclusive

 

AUSTIN, Texas — A group of patients, caregivers, and medical professionals will hold a news conference on the north steps of the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. CT to urge lawmakers to allow hearings on critical medical marijuana legislation.

The group will call on House Public Health Committee Chairman Four Price and Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Charles Schwertner to schedule hearings on HB 2107 and SB 269, respectively.

HB 2107 and SB 269 would fix the currently unworkable and unnecessarily restrictive Texas Compassionate Use Program and make it more inclusive.

WHAT: News conference to call on Chairman Price and Chairman Schwertner to hold hearings on pending legislation that would fix Texas’s currently unworkable medical marijuana program and make it more inclusive

WHEN: Tuesday, April 25 at 11:30 a.m. CT

WHERE: North steps of the Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Avenue, Austin

WHO: Amanda Berard, nurse and veteran with PTSD

Keith Crook, registered nurse and military veteran

Amy Fawell, mother of a child with autism

Dr. Robert Marks, anesthesiology and pain management doctor

Cherie Rineker, terminal cancer patient

Additional patients, caregivers, and medical professionals

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