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El Paso marijuana advocacy group to meet in July

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El Paso NORML will be holding their monthly meeting later this month which will feature former Texas Agriculture Commissioner candidate Rocky Palmquist.

Palmquist ran as a Libertarian Party candidate in 2014 against current commissioner Sid Miller. He traveled the state last year campaigning for office, and spoke with many marijuana focused groups about the need to legalize both cannabis and hemp.

“This is no longer just about the legalization of an herb that cures cancer, this is also about the unconstitutional war on drugs, which in reality has nothing to do with drugs and everything to do with padding the pockets of politicians,” Palmquist states.

One topic of discussion at the meeting will concern the recent CBD-only medical marijuana bill which was passed earlier this year.

The El Paso chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws was formed by Colt DeMorris in January 2014.

DeMorris, who has since served as the non-profit group’s executive director, decided to get involved after witnessing his mother suffer with cancer. He felt he had to help give El Paso a voice on the issue of reforming marijuana laws.

“No one should be forced to take synthesized chemical drugs when there are plants from nature that can help,” he states.

DeMorris’ wife Toni is also currently battling cancer, making his mission for legal medical cannabis all the more urgent.

The meeting will be held on Saturday, June 25 at Mesa Music Hall in El Paso beginning at 6:00 p.m.

For more information, visit the group’s Facebook event page.

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Jared Cates, Director of Nacogdoches NORML, contributed to this article.

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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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