Category: Republican Support

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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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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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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RAMP Maine is forming. Hear from the President!

Former State Representative Stavros J. Mendros is President of the newly-formed RAMP Maine. Listen to Mendros on the radio alongside Marijuana Policy Project’s David Boyer. They discuss ballot initiatives being considered by voters in South Portland and Lewiston, Maine. The initiatives would allow the legal possession of a small amount of marijuana in private spaces. […]

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Shem Kellogg, Republican running for State Representative in New Hampshire, supports repeal of marijuana prohibition

Shem Kellogg is running for State Representative to serve Atkinson and Plaistow (Rockingham 14). Shem is the chair of his Republican Town Committee. He is an elected member of his town planning board and an appointed member of his regional planning commission. He is a Son of the American Revolution and active in his community […]

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Why Republican Ron Gold, Candidate for California AG, Supports Marijuana Legalization

Ron Gold, the Republican candidate for Attorney General in California, answered several questions about marijuana legalization in an interview with RAMP. His Democratic opponent, Attorney General Kamala Harris, did not support Prop 19, the 2010 effort to legalize recreational marijuana in California that narrowly lost. Brian Brokaw, a spokesman for Harris told KCRA in August, […]

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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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Sizing up the 2016 Republican presidential contenders on their marijuana stances

We’ve taken a look across the field of the names being thrown around as Republican presidential contenders and collected their thoughts on marijuana policy. Jeb Bush Jeb Bush is the former Governor of Florida, a state whose residents are voting on a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana this November. He has recently weighed in […]

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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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