RYV! Medical Cannabis

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This session took place September 23, 2020 2:00 - 3:00 pm CST


In this session, CTD Deputy Executive Director Chase Bearden and issue expert Susan Hayes discussed in detail how Texas' current medical cannabis policy came to be, plus our 2021 priorities and plans for expanding access.

Run time: 34:43

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1:30 Zoom Room opens for new Zoom users to check their tech, get oriented

2:00 Tech Intro: Some accessibility notes, review of Zoom features we'll be using

2:05 Zoom Poll: Do you or a family member currently access medical cannabis?

2:10 Welcome: Who is CTD, What is Raise Your Voice!

2:15 Overivew of the issue

2:25 CTD's plan for 2021, building on our progress

2:30 Your Voice: small group conversations in breakout rooms (groups of 4-6): Why is medical cannabis a serious issue to you? How has it affected you, a friend, and/ or a family member?

2:50 Return to main room, mute yourself, and report highlight via chat

2:55 Zoom Poll: There’s still a lot of stigma around medical cannabis. Would you be willing to publicly speak about this issue?

3:00 Wrap up and next steps