Join Us for Our First Inaugural Meeting
Saturday, March 15th, 2014
Opening Reception: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Meeting: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
King Street Patriots
7232 Wynwood Ln.
Houston, TX 77008
Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition invites you to our inaugural meeting on March 15. Speakers will discuss topics including:
- medical marijuana
- prohibition’s effects on teenagers and families
- federal, state, and local spending and its effectiveness
- examples of legislation to regulate medical and recreational marijuana
We invite politicians, candidates, judges, Republican party members, and members of the community at-large to join us in listening to speakers with decades of experience in each of their diverse professions.
Learn more about the speakers below and RSVP to our Facebook page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Event is free of charge, though we encourage you to sign up for an annual membership to support this and other events.
Featured Speakers Include:
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) / Former DHS
Terry Nelson has served as a US Border Patrol Agent, US Customs Agent, and Department of Homeland Security officer during a career lasting over three decades. He knows personally the culture within federal law enforcement, that of no “visible progress and only limited discussion about the lack of progress.” His assignments have put him in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Though Nelson has won awards for his service in the war on drugs, he feels that the overall approach we are taking is a dead end.
Judge John Delaney
Mediator / Senior District Judge
Judge John Delaney served in the 272nd District Court in Brazos County, Texas, for sixteen years and from 2001 to present as a Senior District Judge on child abuse and neglect cases. These years on the bench have produced 565 jury trials and thousands of bench trials. Delaney has managed a solo mediation and arbitration practice since 2001 in which he has helped to resolve hundreds of cases from child custody to professional negligence. From 2008 on, Delaney has been a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, recognizing that arresting for small amounts of marijuana comes with expenses for police hours in processing the arrest, court time, jury time, jail space, and other limited resources.
Dr. Richard Evans
Texas Cancer Center
Richard A. Evans, M.D., is a board certified surgical oncologist and founder of the Texas Cancer Center. He is the author of Making the RIght Choice: Treatment Options in Cancer Surgery and has been treating cancer patients since the 1978. Evans would recommend medical marijuana in the treatment of nausea from chemotherapy and loss of appetite to his cancer patients if it were to be come legal. He has testified in public hearings at the Capitol in support of medical marijuana legislation.
RAMP Founder and Executive Director
Ann Lee has been a leader and activist in the Republican Party since 1970. Her first campaign activity came in 1964 in support of Barry Goldwater. In 1983, Lee co-founded the group Women for Reagan. She has participated as a state delegate to almost every Texas GOP Convention for the past 25 years and served as a delegate to the National Federation of Republican Women 15 times. Lee’s personal experience led her to a change of mind on the issue of marijuana policy to the point that she founded RAMP in 2012.