Cannabis Educational Exhibit – Final Day!

On it’s final day, we are proud to share the Texans for Responsible Civil PenaltiesMarijuana Policy’s Educational Exhibit at our state’s Capitol Building! TODAY is the last day to view this Exhibit in person. Do not miss the first Cannabis Educational Exhibit at the Capitol Building! You can learn more about the exhibit HERE.

61% of Texans support a bill like HB 507 or SB 1417. Make sure to voice your support today!

Take action! Contact your legislators and let them know you support reducing penalties for marijuana possession.

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Cannabis Educational Exhibit – Two Days Left!

We are proud to continue Texans for Responsible MarijuanaVeterans Display
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Policy’s Educational Exhibit at our state’s Capitol Building! You will be able to go to the Capitol to view the Exhibit through this Friday. You can learn more about the exhibit HERE.

Veterans deserve the freedom to use marijuana medicinally to treat their physical, emotional, and psychological war wounds!

Take action! Contact your legislators and let them know you support Medical Cannabis (HB 3785 and SB 1839).

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Patients Fight to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Posted: Mar 18, 2015 10:37 AM CDT
Updated: Mar 18, 2015 10:46 AM CDT
By Vanessa Freeman

Patients with cancer, seizures, and PTSD are all fighting to legalize medical marijuana in Texas, despite Governor Patrick’s opposition.

“I have gone through eight months of intense chemo, had a double mastectomy and will begin radiation soon.” Barbara Humphries is among those pushing for the legalization of medical marijuana.

“Before I started using it, I was extremely nauseated. I couldn’t eat.” Humphries says it’s helped her endure months of intense chemotherapy for stage three breast cancer. She buys it illegally.

“I’ve been looked at as a criminal.” State Rep. Marisa Marquez of El Paso wants to change that.

“This piece of legislation is a comprehensive medical marijuana bill. Texans deserve a choice when it comes to their health care.” Unlike previously filed bills, Marquez’s legislation gives patients access to the whole marijuana plant to treat everything from seizures, cancer and PTSD.

Read more here: http://www.myfoxzone.com/story/28552027/patients-fight-to-legalize-medical-marijuana

Cannabis Educational Exhibit – Continues Today!

We are proud to share the Texans for Responsible Marijuana76-Percent-of-Texans-Support-Reform76 Percent of Texans Support Reform
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Policy’s Educational Exhibit at our state’s Capitol Building! You will be able to go to the Capitol to view the Exhibit through this Friday. You can learn more about the exhibit HERE.

76% of Texans want to change our Cannabis laws. We will no longer settle for the status quo.

Take action! Contact your legislators and let them know you support Medical Cannabis (HB 3785 and SB 1839) and Decriminalization (HB 507 and SB 1417).

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Cannabis Educational Exhibit – Happening Now!

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at our state’s Capitol Building! You will be able to go to the Capitol to view the Exhibit through this Friday. You can learn more about the exhibit HERE.

With 47% of Americans able to safely access cannabis as medicine, the time has come to get the government out of the Doctor’s office!

Take action! Contact your legislators and let them know you support Medical Cannabis (HB 3785 and SB 1839) and Decriminalization (HB 507 and SB 1417).

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Cannabis Educational Exhibit – Starts Today!

Educational Exhibit at our state’s Capitol Building!

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Starting today, Texas Marijuana Policy in the Statesyou will be able to go to the Capitol and visit the Exhibit in the E2 Hallway’s South Gallery. You can learn more about the exhibit HERE.

Over half of America has already enacted cannabis law reform in their states. Texans deserve safe access to their medicine and relief from the current harsh drug laws that criminalized over 72,000 citizens in 2013.

Take action! Contact your legislators and let them know you support Medical Cannabis (HB 3785 and SB 1839) and Decriminalization (HB 507 and SB 1417).

Cannabis Educational Exhibit – Starts Tomorrow!

We are proud to announce the Texans for Responsible Marijuana Coalition Partners Graphic
Policy’s Educational Exhibit at our state’s Capitol Building! Do not miss the first Cannabis Educational Exhibit at the Capitol Building! You will be able to come and view the Exhibit March 16th-20th. You can learn more about the Exhibit HERE.

This week’s Educational Exhibit is brought to you by all of the fine organizations found on this graphic. Stay tuned for a new graphic each day this week!

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Cannabis Education Exhibit at Texas Capitol

Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy is proud to announce that TFRMP-logo-on-transparent we will have an Educational Exhibit in the E2 Hallway of the Capitol Building from March 16th-20th.

We encourage everyone to stop by the Capitol to view the Exhibit and take the opportunity to stop by your Legislator’s office. Find out who your Legislators are here – http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx

(Heather Fazio with the Marijuana Policy Project will be in the library on the second floor all week with maps to help you find your legislator’s office.

We will release a graphic digitally via social media each day of the week of the Exhibit.

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Texas State Lawmakers Introduce Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation

Measures introduced in the House and Senate on Friday would allow patients with debilitating conditions — including veterans with PTSD — to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it

AUSTIN – Texas state lawmakers introduced legislation Friday that would allow patients with cancer, seizure disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other debilitating conditions to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it.

HB 3785, introduced by Representative Marisa Márquez (D-El Paso) in the Rep. Marisa MarquezHouse, and a companion bill that will be introduced later today by Sen. José Menéndez (D-San Antonio) in the Senate, would create a program through which individuals with qualifying medical conditions would receive licenses allowing them to possess limited amounts of medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. It would also direct the Department of State Health Services to establish a tightly regulated system of licensed marijuana cultivators, processors, and dispensaries.

“The law currently does not reflect marijuana’s legitimate medical use and denies access to patients, such as veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, citizens suffering with cancer and severe aliments of the aging,” Rep. Marquez said. “By continuing to deny access to patients, we limit the rights of families to seek the best possible treatment for conditions that do not respond to other drugs or therapies. We should create paths, and not obstacles, in allowing doctors to recommend medicine that has been shown to work.”

The bills differ from previously introduced legislation that would allow access to CBD oils with little or no THC. Many patients have found that THC and other components of whole marijuana are needed in addition to CBD in order to effectively treat their conditions. Some have relocated to states with more comprehensive medical marijuana laws so that they can access whole marijuana and oils that include a more balanced ratio of CBD and THC.

“Since starting treatment with full spectrum cannabis oils [which include CBD and THC], our daughter has not had a single seizure or spasm,” said Dean Bortell, whose family relocated to Colorado so that his 9-year-old daughter, Alexis, who suffers from epilepsy, would have access to medical marijuana. “With prescription drugs, we never had a symptom-free stretch spanning more than 2 days. With cannabis oils, we’ve set a record of 11 days with no end in sight. The most important thing we have learned since arriving in Colorado and starting treatment is how vital it is to have access to the whole cannabis plant. Dosing decisions should be left to doctors and families, not lawmakers.”

Three out of four Texans (77%) think seriously ill people should have the right to use marijuana for medical purposes, according to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll released in February 2014.

“Every year, thousands of Texans are diagnosed with cancer, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, and other debilitating illnesses,” said Caitlin Dunklee, campaign director of Texans for Medical Freedom, which is supporting the legislation. “The suffering that these patients experience is devastating for them and their families. The bill being filed today would allow patients the freedom to access the medicine that can best alleviate their suffering.”

Twenty-three states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territory of Guam have passed laws that allow people with qualifying conditions to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it.

Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy is a broad coalition of organizations, activists, and community leaders dedicated to realizing effective, efficient, and evidence-based marijuana policies in Texas. For more information, visit http://www.TexasMarijuanaPolicy.org.

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