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Veteran Lobby Day for Medical Cannabis

Veteran Lobby Day

Medical Cannabis
With our lawmakers meeting for only 140 days every two years, we have a lot of work to do in a short period of time. Your participation is critical to changing laws relating to marijuana in Texas.

Veteran’s Lobby Day is a participatory event where veterans and their loved ones will engage our legislators and their staff. We will focus on our medical marijuana bill, which will bring safe and legal access to seriously ill patients.

DATE: Wednesday, February 22nd
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The Sam Houston Building on NE corner of Texas State Capitol grounds – Room 210
DRESS: Professional, please wear any service related items that you feel are appropriate

Please register so we can ensure adequate space and materials for all participants. All materials will be provided and we’ll start our day with training for those who have never visited with their legislators. You do not need to make any appointments with your legislators as we will be visiting their offices in groups.
To participate in #OperationTrapped before the big lobby day, check out the details HERE.
Many veterans in Texas want a safer alternative to harmful prescription medicine, which can lead to addiction to narcotics and an alarming number of overdose deaths every year. If you are like the thousands of Texas veterans who take cannabis to relieve the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic pain, or other service-related injuries, you are treated like a criminal in Texas. That is wrong, and your voice should be heard.

PARKING: Available at the Austin City Hall Parking Garage (City Hall address is 301 W. 2nd St) or the Texas Capitol Visitors Parking Garage (1201 San Jacinto Blvd). There will be street parking but please note that some of these meters will only accept coin. More parking information here.
Follow the Facebook Event Page for live updates.
Please support the important work we are doing in Texas by supporting our lobbying efforts, making a donation or becoming a Texas NORML member.

4 Responses to “Veteran Lobby Day for Medical Cannabis”

  1. Jax

    Reaux & Steed Insurance Agency supports 100% Decriminalization & Legalization of Marijuana therefore we son of support the current marijuana bills before the Texas State Legislature. We would like to see a bill that first completely decriminalizes and secondly legalizes marijuana.

    This research paper on the ACLU website clearly shows that racial discrimination exists related to arrests for marijuana possession especially in the state of Texas.

    That’s why Reaux & Steed are gathering resources and planning a Worlwide march to Decriminalize & Legalize Marijuana to tentatively take place in Austin, TX the week of SXSW March 10 – March 19. You can find more information on the Reaux & Steed Facebook page.

    Sincerely,
    Michelle Reaux

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