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Veterans conference to be held in Houston

A veterans conference will be held later this month by a non-profit cannabis advocacy organization in Houston.

The Houston chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is hosting the event in an effort to teach people how marijuana prohibition affects military veterans and their families, medical marijuana and PTSD, and how military veterans are advocating for marijuana law reform in the Texas legislature.

Several speakers are lined up, including doctors, attorneys, veterans, and activists.

Those confirmed to be speaking include Dr. Sue Sisley, a psychiatrist and clinical researcher, William Martin, the Drug Policy Program Director at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, Richard Watkins, a retired senior prison warden and Vietnam veteran, Kim Ogg, a local criminal defense attorney and a 2014 candidate for Harris County District Attorney, Christopher Sum, Deputy Director for Houston NORML and US Army Veteran, David Bass, who performs Veterans Outreach for Texas NORML and is a retired US Army Major, Gilbert G. Garcia, a criminal defense attorney and retired US Army Captain, Romana Harrison, a US Navy veteran, and Matt Webb, a US Army veteran.

The conference will be held from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 14 at Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center where lunch will be provided.

Due to limited seating, attendees must register for the event.

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Stephen Carter

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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