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Citizens to Gather at Texas State Capitol on Wednesday to Lobby for Marijuana Policy Reform

Supporters will urge their elected officials to support legislation to reduce marijuana possession penalties and improve access to medical marijuana

AUSTIN, Tx. —Marijuana policy reform supporters from around the state will gather Wednesday at the Texas State Capitol for a citizen lobby day in support of a pair of marijuana-related bills.

Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy is organizing the event to help Texas residents meet with their elected officials to discuss the importance of the legislation. Specifically, participants will be urging their lawmakers to support HB 81 and SB 170, which would remove criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana, and SB 269, a medical marijuana bill that would make the Compassionate Care Act more inclusive and improve patient access.

Representatives of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy will be available for interviews at 12 p.m. CT in the John H. Reagan State Office Building. Full details of the event are available at https://www.texasmarijuanapolicy.org/lobby-day-event-february-8/.

“Texans overwhelmingly support reforming marijuana laws, and their lawmakers need to hear from them,” said Heather Fazio, a spokesperson for Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy. “Hundreds of citizens will visit their elected representatives to discuss why they support a more sensible approach to marijuana policy in Texas.”

WHAT: Texas citizen lobby day in support of marijuana policy reform legislation

WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, media availability at 12 p.m. CT

WHERE: Texas State Capitol, John. H. Reagan State Office Building, 1400 Congress Ave., Austin

WHO: Heather Fazio, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy
Citizens from around Texas

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Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy is a broad coalition of organizations, activists, and community leaders dedicated to realizing effective, efficient, and evidence-based marijuana policies in Texas. For more information, visit http://www.TexasMarijuanaPolicy.org

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a 30 year old 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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  1. Jay
    February 8, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Really hope this hits home with our capital and we have forward movement , I was in a medical state, and it really helped me have a better life with my UC/ Crohn’s .
    But sadly family had to move for better job.