An advocate of individual liberty and personal responsibility, Heather Fazio has worked toward limited government since 2009. She served as Executive Director of Texans for Accountable Government from 2011-2014 and has served as an advisory board member of Texas NORML since 2012. Heather served as Texas Political Director of the Marijuana Policy Project from 2014-2018. Now, she utilizes her passion for grassroots activism and coalition building as Director of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, an advocacy-focused coalition. With support from allied organizations, Heather has hosted dozens of advocacy training events across the state, organized educational exhibits and lobby days at the Capitol, analyzed legislation and lobbied lawmakers directly, and engaged the media to ensure positive statewide coverage. She has been featured or quoted in reports by Fox New, Forbes, Politico, Newsweek, Reason Magazine, the Texas Tribune, and every major news outlet in Texas In 2018, Heather established the annual Texas Marijuana Policy Conference. TMPC20 was hosted virtually in November 2020, and is available for viewing on-demand. Thanks to many years of groundwork, Texas is now in a position to enact meaningful marijuana law reform, including statewide decriminalization, expanded access to the Compassionate Use Program, and a legal market for adult use. Watch Heather’s interview with Fox News about Texas cannabis policy, including the legalization of hemp, marijuana law enforcement, and advocacy efforts to decriminalize state wide.