Marijuana supporters lobby at the Capitol
Published on 2/19/15
The highly conservative state of Texas may not have been the first to suggest medical marijuana, but it looks like the Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy has made progress in the state. On Wednesday over 250 people will be lobbying in discussion with legislators about marijuana law reform. The current bill up for discussion is a medical marijuana bill allowing serious patients access to legal marijuana to combat their illnesses.
"There are over 24 states, if you include Washington D.C., that have medical marijuana programs," said Jax Finkel, deputy director for Texas NORMAL. "That accounts for 47 percent of Americans, and we don't think that Texans should be second class citizens based on the cartography of where we live. So we want to have medical marijuana available for patients they don't have the time to wait so we hope that our legislators will be bold and make something happen this session."