AMARILLO, TX – Advocacy groups in Texas are planning a festival this weekend with hopes to end the stigma on cannabis and push for legalization.
According to KVII, the “420 Burnout Festival” Is set to take place in Amarillo this Friday and Saturday.
Chasity Wedgeworth, owner of Bud and Blooms Apothecary, believes Texans focus too much on the negative aspects of cannabis, rather than its medical capabilities.”
“Cannabis is medicine and it is not just for lazy people, it is for moms, dads, and grandmas. Even some children that have specific conditions like epilepsy, things like that, are also using cannabis as medicine,” said Wedgeworth, who holds a masters degree in Cannabis Science.
The only cannabis products currently legal in Texas contain less than .03-percent of THC, hich is why the Amarillo Police Department will be present and enforcing that law at the event.
“I mean we do not want people to not feel better or not have fun for whatever purpose. That is not the point. The point is we want people to be safe,” said Sgt. Carla Burr.
The event will feature live music, local vendors, and artists. All proceeds will go to the non-profit “Veterans For Cannabis.”
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