Marijuana Reform Advocates To Gather In Amarillo On Saturday


Local marijuana policy reform advocates will gather Saturday for an advocacy training event at the Amarillo Southwest Library in Amarillo. Details of the event are available at

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The event, hosted by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, is the sixth in a series of events being held around the state as part of an effort to inject the marijuana policy debate into 2016 state legislative races. An additional regional event is scheduled in Lubbock on January 10.

"Marijuana prohibition has been a miserable failure, and we want to give concerned Texans the tools to help enact sensible marijuana policy reform," said Heather Fazio, a spokesperson for Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy. "Our communities should not be using their limited law enforcement resources to criminalize adults for using a substance that is safer than alcohol.

"We expect marijuana policy to be a hot topic in the next legislative session," Fazio said. "We want to make sure citizens and the lawmakers they elect are prepared to address it."

The event begins at 12:30 p.m. CT, and representatives from Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy will be available for interviews at 3 p.m. CT.

WHAT: Regional gathering of marijuana policy reform advocates who will be working to inject the marijuana policy debate into 2016 state legislative races

WHEN: Saturday, January 9, 12:30 p.m. CT; media availability at 3 p.m. CT

WHERE: Amarillo Southwest Library, 6801 SW 45th Ave., Amarillo

WHO: Representatives from Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy

Local volunteer advocates

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Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy is a broad coalition of organizations, activists, and community leaders dedicated to realizing effective, efficient, and evidence-based marijuana policies in Texas. For more information, visit