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Beaumont marijuana group prepares for big meeting


Set to soon be the next official non-profit marijuana group in Texas, Southeast Texas NORML is inviting their first big speaker to the next meeting in Beaumont.

Dean Becker, who is with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), will headline the upcoming monthly meeting. Becker is also a contributing expert with Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and is a board member of Drug Policy Forum of Texas, the National African American Forum and End Mass Incarceration, Houston, as well as radio host and producer for nine programs per week for Drug Truth Network.

Their monthly meeting will be held Thursday, October 2 at The Logon Cafe beginning at 6:00 p.m., located at 3805 Calder Avenue.

Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018
Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018

Corey Mendes, who is deputy director of the group, talked about what attendees could expect at the meeting.

“With the legislative session in Texas just around the corner the October will be our most important meeting to date. We will be focusing on preparing our supporters with the right information going into the polls such as the 2015 Texas Legislation Education Package from Texas NORML and encouraging supporters to contact their reps and voice their opinion,” he stated. “We are also discussing a couple events we will be hosting or attending including our Public Pumpkin Carving Party at Klein park, Movie Night on the Lawn, adopt a street or hiway and participating in Get Out and Vote hosted by a local political organization. We are also developing a college sub chapter at Lamar University. November we are looking to another Marijuana Debate on campus. There is a LOT to do before January so our main goal is to let people know we’re here through street team involvement and getting them to a meeting or event to properly educate them on what they can do to change Texas laws.”

For more information, visit their event page.

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Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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