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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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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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Exploring the Relationship Between Christianity and Marijuana Prohibition

Join us to explore Christianity and marijuana prohibition. Cannabis is thousands of years old and one of the world’s earliest agricultural crops. Cannabis was used medicinally for its properties as a stress reliever, antiemetic, antibiotic, anti-depressive, anti-inflammatory, and other uses across China, India, Africa, and greater distances with trade. The most controversial use of marijuana […]

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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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Ted Cruz Criticizes Obama’s Marijuana Policy, But Abandons Federalism in the Process

Texas Senator Ted Cruz gave a speech to the Texas Public Policy Foundation on January 10 in which he stated that, of all the “bad stuff” the nation has endured throughout Obama’s tenure, “one of the most dangerous is the consistent pattern of lawlessness from this President and this Administration.” Using the Dream Act, Obamacare, […]

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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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