Category: Medical Marijuana

Time for marijuana policy reform in Texas

Phillip Martin is deputy director for Progress Texas. Zoe Russell is assistant executive director of Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition. Our groups are two of over 25 coalition members of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy. Read our take on the 2015 Texas Legislative Session and our plans for 2017. Marijuana policy reform can improve public safety, […]

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In a hasty vote, Texas lawmakers show their (lack of) appetite for marijuana research

On a bill that passed the House of Representatives by a margin of 135 to 8 to study “the benefits of providing integrated care to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder,” few Texas Republicans would accept the premise of including marijuana as part of the study’s scope. A stream of Texas veterans has been pounding the […]

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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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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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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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Pennsylvania Senate overwhelmingly approves medical marijuana bill; unclear path through House

The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act (Senate Bill 1182) would permit Pennsylvanian doctors to prescribe extracted oil, edible products, ointments and vaporization to patients with certain debilitating medical conditions. Introduced by Republican State Senator Michael Folmer, the bill passed in the Senate last week 43-7, and awaits consideration in the Republican led House. Unfortunately […]

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Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas Says Leave Marijuana Policy to the States

Republican Senator Pat Roberts took on his challenger, independent Greg Orman, in a rowdy debate at the Kansas State Fair on Saturday, September 6. The 78-year-old Senator is running to maintain his seat for a fourth term in a three-way race, with the Democratic candidate attempting to drop his name from the ballot. In the […]

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Ann Lee speaks to the 2014 Texas Regional NORML Conference

Ann and Bob Lee, founders of RAMP, attended the 2014 Texas Regional NORML Conference in Fort Worth where Ann Lee spoke. Listen to her comments about how marijuana became illegal in the 30’s, her childhood in the Jim Crow era in Louisiana, and where the government has gone off track on regulation of personal choices. […]

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