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Veterans told Texas legislature too conservative for medical marijuana

Texas Veteran Lobby Day 4-22-15

About 50 veterans lobbied Texas legislators on Wednesday for medical marijuana, and despite a lot of support, they were told that the legislature is too conservative to act on any such legislation right now.

Tristan Tucker, a retired Navy veteran, organized the group which held a press conference before speaking with the staffs of several representatives in the House.

“We had a good response from most of the staff, they were really welcoming to our veterans and families. I think that the overall tone is apprehension regarding marijuana in Austin – they’ll talk about it but they’re not going to do anything about it” Tucker stated.

He says that it was often repeated that “the house is really conservative right now” in response to if anything would be done concerning currently legislation pertain to medical marijuana, which has been scheduled for a hearing on Tuesday, April 28.

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

Overall though, Tucker said that the group advanced the message and made a presence at the capitol.

“Getting veterans together and having that message heard is always positive to the movement. It’s good working with a group of people that are really eager to get some work done, to take advice, to put out an honest an empathetic message and really, to do it professionally.”

By: Stephen Carter

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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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