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Three Republican Representatives Co-Author Key Marijuana Legislation in Texas

April 16, 2015 Austin, TX – Three Republican lawmakers, Representatives David Simpson (R-Longview), Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford), and Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), signed on to co-author House Bill 507, filed by Representative Joe Moody (D-El Paso), alongside another 33 Democratic co-authors and 2 Democratic authors. House Bill 507 would change 0-1 ounce of marijuana possession from a […]

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First comprehensive medical marijuana bills filed in Texas House and Senate

Texas State Representative Marisa Márquez and Texas State Senator José Menéndez introduce a bill to legalize medical marijuana.

March 13, 2015 Austin, TX – Two Texas lawmakers, Senator José Menéndez (D-San Antonio) and Representative Marisa Márquez (D-El Paso), each authored a bill to establish the legal possession, use, cultivation, and distribution of marijuana for medical purposes. House Bill 3785 and the to-be-numbered Senate Bill would allow patients with cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder, HIV/AIDS, […]

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East Texas Republican Introduces Bill Abolishing Marijuana Prohibition

Texas State Representative David Simpson

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

John Baucum, political director of Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP) working the RAMP booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

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

Ann and Bob Lee, co-founders of Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP)

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

Texas House of Representatives

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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Nebraska and Oklahoma sue Colorado over violation of federal law with amendment 64. What does this mean for the Constitution and Federalism?

Supreme Court of the United States

The Case The states of Nebraska and Oklahoma sued their neighboring state of Colorado, December 18, in the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging Colorado’s Amendment 64 under Article 6 of the Constitution based on the federal preemption of Colorado’s “recreational marijuana” law. The case is being presented to the Supreme Court. The court has not decided […]

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

Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition RAMP

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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