Texas NORML is proud to have sponsored a PTSD and Medical Marijuana seminar in the Fort Hood community.
We had over 100 attendees, most of them veterans and family members of veterans. Our guest speaker, Dr. Neeraj Shah of Seton Medical Center, discussed the clinical aspects of why cannabis is effective for PTSD. Heather Fazio, Texas Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, discussed our current bills in the Texas legislature to reform marijuana laws. Jax Finkel, our Deputy Director, told attendees how they can take action to support these bills. We signed up new members, educated citizens about medical cannabis and received very positive media coverage. We would like to thank our Texas NORML board members and volunteers who helped make this event possible. Texas NORML is proud to support our veterans! Thank you for your service.
The seminar will start right after the 10 minute mark. Various documents are referenced during the event. We’ve attached the Activist Training Guide, Texas Legislative Education Packet, and VHA Directive 2011-004 below. We’ll post additional material as it becomes available.
TexasNORML Activist Training Guide – A Guide to the 2015 Legislative Session
Texas Legislative Education Packet
Dr. Neeraj B. Shah, M.D., Seton Medical Center spoke about PTSD and Medical Marijuana. His portion starts at 19 minutes.
Heather Fazio, Texas Political Director, Marijuana Policy Project spoke about Marijuana Legislation for the 2015 Texas Legislative Session. Her portion starts at 52 minutes.
Jax Finkel, Deputy Director, Texas NORML spoke about Grassroots Activism and why it is so important now. Her portion starts at 1 hour 8 minutes.
Destiny Young, Membership Director, Texas NORML spoke about why your Texas NORML Memberships are so important. Her portion starts at 1 hour 43 minutes. Become a member here – https://stage.texasnorml.org/product-category/memberships/
Tristan Tucker, Veteran, U.S. Navy spoke about PTSD Issues for Texas Veterans. His portion starts at 2 hours and 12 minutes.
Malachi Muncy, Veteran, U.S. Army spoke about Veterans’ Activism. His portion starts at 2 hours and 34 minutes.
The Question and Answer Panel starts at 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Major David E. Bass, U.S. Army, Retired – Director of Veterans Outreach, Texas NORML served as the organizer and MC of the event.
Approximately 120 people attended this event, at times it was standing room only.
We hope you will join us in the movement to reform marijuana laws in Texas. Please join Texas NORML and support our fight for justice in Texas.
Texas NORML appreciates our veterans and your service to our country!
You can find media coverage of the event here –