Author Archives: John Baucum

RAMP welcomes Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announcement of 1st Chance Intervention Program for possession of marijuana under two ounces

The six-month pilot program will be coordinated with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the Houston Police Department. RAMP supports a reduction in criminal convictions for small amounts of marijuana possession. (Houston, TX) – District Attorney Devon Anderson announced today the implementation of a pilot intervention program. The program will allow first-time offenders caught with […]

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Harris County DA and HCRP Chairman Ignore Marijuana Policy Discussion

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson and Harris County Republican Party Chairman Jared Woodfill participated on a Channel 11 news panel to discuss President Obama’s remarks that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol or tobacco. Also appearing on the panel was Ernest Patterson, Program Director at Memorial Herman Prevention […]

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Iraq War Veteran Makes First Legal Marijuana Purchase in Colorado

History was made on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 when U.S Marine and Iraq war veteran Sean Azzariti made the first legal purchase of recreational marijuana in Colorado. Azzariti suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, which is not a qualifying condition for marijuana under the state’s medical marijuana laws. He has been an activist for access to […]

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Everything is Bigger in Texas, Even Support for Ending Marijuana Prohibition

A recent survey by Public Policy Polling has found that Texans are fed up with marijuana prohibition. The data is clear, a majority of Texans support changing the state’s marijuana laws. It is not a question of if, but when marijuana will become legal in Texas and who will be the leaders of that movement. […]

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First Republican Co-Sponsors Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill

Pennsylvania State Representative Jim Cox (R) has joined the growing list of co-sponsors in support of a bill to allow safe access to medical marijuana. House Bill 1181 titled “Governor Raymond P. Shafer Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act” would authorize medical marijuana dispensaries and allow patients to grow up to six marijuana plants and possess […]

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