Texas NORML and Austin EMS Association raised awareness around the issue of cannabis disqualification for first responders sending thousands of letters asking the Austin City Council to remove this question. ATCEMS agreed to remove the question! This action would not have happened if not for the support from the NORML community in Austin. Thank you!!
Texas NORML’s Fall Social
Wednesday, November 17th at 8:30pm CT
At the Flamingo Cantina (515 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701)
Join Texas NORML for our Quarterly Social! We will hear from speakers, discuss upcoming and current events, enjoy the tunes of the Mau Mau Chaplains and each other’s company. Come on out and get involved so we can change the laws here in Texas and make some new friends while doing it. (DETAILS.)
Doors will open at 8:30pm and there will be $5 cover. 18yo+ event. Agenda TBA.
The original ATX First responder action: With over 400 open Austin EMS, Fire, and Police positions open, it is a disservice to our community to discriminate against prospective hires based on their legal use of cannabis products. Currently, the City of Austin will not hire first responders who have used THC legally or through prescription in the last three years. First responders who have PTSD and a legal prescription to THC should be allowed to work for the City of Austin! PTSD is a condition that is currently covered by Texas’ medical cannabis program.
Contact Austin officials to support public safety having the ability to use THC off duty for PTSD and have the City remove all questions about THC in the entrance questionnaire and psychological evaluation.