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!
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.
PACT Empowerment Meeting – July 16th, 2016 – Find the event details HERE.
PACT Empowerment Meeting – September 24th, 2016 – Find the event details HERE.
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.Recap 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.
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.
PACT Family Day – July 2015 Education 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.HB 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.
PACT Empowerment Meeting – December 6th, 2014 – Meet Team Alexis!
PACT Empowerment Meeting – November 8th, 2014
Baker Institute – November 13th, 2014 – Speaking on “Is Texas Ready for Medical Marijuana?” View the event HERE.
PACT Empowerment Meeting – May 31st, 2014
PACT Empowerment Meeting – April 24th, 2014
PACT Empowerment Meeting – February, 22nd, 2014
PACT Empowerment Meeting – January 23rd, 2014