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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

Friday, September 28 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Yes, We Cannabis

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Is this the session Texas finally goes to pot? Or are there still too many lawmakers who don’t mari-wanna?

Watch the Tribune’s “Out of Options” documentary on medical cannabis oil.

Moderators
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Alex Samuels

Community Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Samuels is a community reporter for The Texas Tribune. She joined the Tribune as a newsletters fellow in 2016 and later worked as a reporting fellow during the 85th Texas legislative session. Samuels previously worked as a collegiate and breaking news correspondent for USA Today College... Read More →

Speakers
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Morris Denton

CEO of Compassionate Cultivation
Denton has served as CEO of Compassionate Cultivation, the first licensed medical cannabis company in Texas, since 2017. Previously, he worked as an executive in various industries, specializing in technology, consumer goods and marketing. Denton also served as general manager and... Read More →
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Heather Fazio

Coalition Coordinator for Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy
Fazio has worked at the Marijuana Policy Project since 2014, where she launched the advocacy coalition Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy. She previously served as executive director of Texans for Accountable Government, where she specialized in civil liberties and marijuana... Read More →
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Eddie Lucio III

State Representative, D-Brownsville
Lucio, D-Brownsville, has represented House District 38 since 2007. He is chairman of the House Rules & Resolutions Committee and a member of the House Natural Resources and Government Transparency & Operation committees. Lucio is the author of House Bill 2107, which aimed to legalize... Read More →
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Stephanie Klick

State Representative, R-Fort Worth
Klick, R-Fort Worth, has represented House District 91 since 2013. She is a member of the House Human Services and Public Health committees. Klick is a registered nurse and works as a case manager and health consultant for long-term care facilities and legal firms. She played a central... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Capital Factory, Voltron Space 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701