Patient Outreach

Patient Outreach

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Patient Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics (PACT)

Texas NORML is dedicated to ensuring safe access to whole plant medical cannabis for patients. Director of Patient Outreach, Vincent Lopez, founded the Patient Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics, an organization that is a patient support & empowerment group with the objective of expanding the level of patient outreach, encouraging patient empowerment, the correct knowledge, etiquette, manner, and discipline, required in changing cannabis laws in Texas!

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PACT holds Empowerment Meetings where patients get together to discuss their conditions, cannabis, the legislative process and to prepare their testimony for hearings. PACT also plans Patient Lobby Days during legislative session where patients, parents, nurses, physicians, & caregivers of sick and suffering Texans come together in order to advocate, educate, and lobby for medical cannabis legislation only; with the objective is of “making our presence known” to our state representatives.

Upcoming Events:

PACT Empowerment Meeting – July 16th, 2016 – Find the event details HERE.

PACT Empowerment Meeting – September 24th, 2016 – Find the event details HERE.

Reoccurring Events:

Veterans and Patients Alliance Meeting in the Fort Hood ~ This event will be held quarterly. Stay tuned to our event page to find out where the next meeting will be.Norml Pins_rx_sampleRecap of Past Events:

In Memory of Vincent Lopez – 2016 Austin Muscle Walk with Texas NORML and Team Hope through Cannabis (THC) – April 30th, 2016 – Texas NORML participated in the 2016 Muscular Dystophy Association “Muscle Walk” in honor and memory of our friend and fellow activist, Vincent Lopez. Vincent was an inspiring and passionate advocate for patients’ rights and the NORML mission before Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy took him from us far too soon on 10/19/15. We were honored to have 26 people come out to support  Vincent and the MDWalk. We were also able to raise $250 tht was put directly to researching BMD. We will continue Vincent’s fight for legislative change until patients have legal and safe access to cannabis, if they choose to include it in their treatment plan. 13094218_1170941849593111_363195884144563079_n13076730_1170941959593100_7195131838917293838_n13094183_1170942232926406_835384603122096847_n13100946_10207953329484032_4058330887931044852_n

Drug Impact Conference – July 27-30, 2015 ~ Texas NORML was invited to be the keynote speaker at this continued education conference for law enforcement, probation and correctional officers. Texas NORML Director of Patient Outreach was one of our 4 speakers at the event.

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PACT Family Day – July 2015 11701226_10152926932667651_432726905920704798_nEducation Exhibit – March 2015 ~ Texas NORML coordinated an educational exhibit in the hearing hallway at the Capitol Building. One of the graphics focused on patient issues.3 - Patient Graphic - for SPB Approval - smaller fileHB 3785 and SB 1839 – Medical Marijuana Press Conference – March 17th, 2015 ~ Texas NORML participated in this historic press conference discussing Medical Marijuana in Texas with out Director of Patient Outreach representing Texas patients. You can watch the full press conference here. Check out the pictures and find news coverage links here.11075279_10152686565592651_5804784871226361731_n

PACT Lobby Day III – March 25th, 201511074720_831703200198781_7475953322349127505_n

PACT Lobby Day I – January 20th, 2015 – Inaugural Lobby Day10854880_10152578709002651_4904209153915305044_o

PACT Empowerment Meeting – December 6th, 2014 – Meet Team Alexis!10856662_10152469736012651_1925802348551786104_o

PACT Empowerment Meeting – November 8th, 2014

Baker Institute – November 13th, 2014 – Speaking on “Is Texas Ready for Medical Marijuana?” View the event HERE10511478_10152421754842651_2752265233003716121_o

PACT Empowerment Meeting – September 27th, 201410650017_861857793847872_6133881078231099721_n

PACT Empowerment Meeting – June 22nd, 201411752535_10152935607142651_4229957280307956101_n

PACT Empowerment Meeting – May 31st, 2014

PACT Empowerment Meeting – April 24th, 2014 

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PACT Empowerment Meeting – February, 22nd, 2014

PACT Empowerment Meeting – January 23rd, 2014

PACT Empowerment Meeting – December 12th, 2013 – Inaugural Empowerment Meeting! 1468606_698311960202457_1143694741_n

Patient and Women Alliance Meet Up– September 2011 – With Diane Fornbacher!322466_10150283845982651_618676543_o