It appears likely that during its 2015 session the Texas legislature will consider one or more bills that would permit legal use of cannabis (marijuana) in the treatment of approved medical conditions. For many years, a majority of Texans have supported some form of legal access to medical marijuana. Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia have medical marijuana programs, but they differ widely on such matters as the range of conditions qualifying for treatment, the ease of obtaining permits for use, and the right to grow one’s own medical marijuana. This discussion of the therapeutic promise and legislative possibility for medical marijuana in Texas will feature an experienced legal grower and dispensary operator from New Mexico, a physician, a Baker Institute drug policy expert, a veteran Texas legislator, and current user and non-user advocates and activists.
There is no charge for this event. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 7.
Terri Davis Carriker
Advocate for Families of Children With Epilepsy
Amy Lou Fawell
President, Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana For Autism (MAMMA)
Director of Patient Outreach, Texas Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
Founder, Patient Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics
William Martin, Ph.D.
Director, Drug Policy Program, Baker Institute
Leslie Grady McAhren
Executive Director and Director of Research, CG Corrigan
The Honorable Elliott Naishtat
Texas State Representative, District 49
Katharine A. Neill, Ph.D.
Alfred C. Glassell III Postdoctoral Fellow in Drug Policy, Baker Institute
Coordinator, Movement Building Team, Drug Policy Alliance
Neeraj Shah, M.D.
Physician, Seton Medical Center