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Is Texas Ready for Medical Marijuana?

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)

Vincent Lopez
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

Jeronimo Saldana
Coordinator, Movement Building Team, Drug Policy Alliance

Neeraj Shah, M.D.
Physician, Seton Medical Center






Wed, Nov. 12, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005
United States

Kelly International Conference Facility