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East Texas Republican Introduces Bill Abolishing Marijuana Prohibition

Austin, TX – March 2, 2015 – Texas State Representative David Simpson (R-7) introduced a bill Monday that would strike all language pertaining to marijuana from Texas Statutes, thus abolishing marijuana prohibition in the state. Representative Simpson’s HB 2165 harkens back to a time when government did not intervene in the control of marijuana. And […]

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RAMP Goes to Austin

Don Hooper I don’t remember when my mind began to change on the marijuana issue; but, I am confident that the Lee family (Ann Lee and Bob Lee) had something to do with it. I was extremely sad to learn of Bob’s recent passing. When my father passed away last year, Ann trimmed the obituary […]

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Conservative Political Action Conference Approves Pro-Marijuana Sponsors in 2015

February 27, 2015 – National Harbor, MD – Support for marijuana legalization continues to grow among Americans and earn bi-partisan support across the political spectrum. Just this week, new legalization laws went into effect in the red state of Alaska and the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., making it legal for adults 21 and older to […]

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Honoring RAMP Co-Founder Robert Crayford Lee

Today is a sad day for Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition. Our co-founder Robert Crayford Lee, 90, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas surrounded by his family. Please keep RAMP Executive Director Ann Lee and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this time. Bob lived a great life and was […]

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RAMP Statement on the Filing of the Texas Compassionate Use Act

Houston, TX – Today in Texas, Senator Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) filed SB 339 and Representative Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth) filed HB 892, both relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis. RAMP has the utmost respect for Representative Klick’s and Senator Eltife’s advocacy for patients with epilepsy to have access to safe medical marijuana when […]

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RAMP Political Director Interviewed in Dallas Morning News about the GOP and Pot

Reporter Rodger Jones questions RAMP Political Director John Baucum about how Republicans feel about marijuana. They discuss Rick Perry, law enforcement, and the possibilities of a bill passing in Texas. Read the full interview here.

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RAMP responds to Congressional Republicans trying to block DC’s Initiative 71

Houston, TX – Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP) responds to the efforts of certain Republican Congressmen to block implementation of the overwhelmingly passed Initiative 71 legalizing recreational marijuana for adults in the District of Columbia. “It is telling that Congressional Republicans would make a deal with Democrats to increase government spending only if that deal […]

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Houston Doctors Discuss Medical Cannabis at RAMP Event

Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition and Young Americans for Liberty at University of Houston hosted a forum about medical marijuana, with presentations by two medical doctors and a panel discussion for questions. Please enjoy video from the event, held at U of H on November 19, 2014. About the Speakers: Dr. Elias Jackson is the co-founder […]

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Doctors launching Houston biotech to study cannabis efficacy will host Q&A session on Nov. 19

(Houston, TX) – Two founding doctors in a new Houston biotech firm will participate in a medical marijuana Q&A session at the University of Houston on November 19. Dr. Elias Jackson, co-founder and president of Vyripharm Biopharmaceuticals, and Dr. David J. Yang, former Chief of Radiotheranostic at the Department of Cancer Systems Imaging at the […]

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Message from President of Newly-Formed North Carolina RAMP, Major (R) David Hargitt Sr.

Guest Post by Major (R) David Hargitt Sr., President of North Carolina RAMP I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Dave Hargitt, I am the founding President and Board Chairman of North Carolina Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition. Other than the three years I attended Purdue University, a year in Korea, and two years at […]

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