Look for DFW NORML in the 2015 Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival

For the 2nd year in a row, DFW NORML will have a float in the Dallas St. Paddy’s Day Parade hosted by the Greenville Avenue Area Business Association. Look for our volunteers, the #420TruthCar and #BlazeTheTahoe in Group #5, float #47. The parade starts at Greenville @ Blackwell and ends at Greenville @ Yale/SMU Blvd.

Be sure to stop by the DFW NORML info / merch table located in front of San Francisco Rose (3024 Greenville Ave. Dallas, Texas) to say hello to our volunteers, make a donation to the cause or become a member.

Photos from last year: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.707048442678939.1073741859.231492753567846&type=3

Media inquiries – email shaun@dfwnorml.org.

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DFW NORML Announces April 2015 Meeting at River Legacy Park in Arlington

Join DFW NORML and friends on Saturday April 25th at River Legacy Park (Elm Grove Pavilion) in Arlington for our April meeting. Free to attend and open to the public. We’ll discuss current legislation, upcoming events an volunteer opportunities as well as special announcements and more. Mark your calendars, invite your friends and make a commitment to the cause.

RSVP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1512425095685916/.

More announcements to come.

The Global Marijuana March Returns to Fort Worth on May 2

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For the 3rd year in a row, DFW NORML and Mambo’s Tapas Cantina proudly present the Global Marijuana March of North Texas, featuring speakers, live music, vendor booths, prizes and a march for marijuana to the historic Tarrant County Courthouse.

Whether you support medical marijuana, industrial hemp, recreational cannabis for responsible adults or the religious use of marijuana, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) supports your rights to freedom and fairness.

Last year this event drew nearly 5,000 attendees with zero arrests made by the Fort Worth Police Department and almost no media coverage at all. This year we’re expecting an even larger crowd to attend and we need your help promoting the event online as well as making the phones ring at your favorite media outlets (TV, radio, web, print) to demand they give this event the coverage it deserves.

Stay tuned for updates including the schedule of events, speakers, bands, sponsors and more. Isn’t it high time YOU got involved? Send an invite right now to 10 friends and help us grow this event to be our biggest public demonstration by Texans against cannabis prohibition ever.

RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1551027391808312/

The 2015 Global Marijuana March of North Texas is Proudly Sponsored by the Following Businesses, Organizations and Individuals:

– DFW Norml
– Mambo’s Tapas Cantina
– Rocky Palmquist
– 710 Vapors
– Hass Productions
– Blackbox
– Event design, production and promotions by iamshaun.com.
– DFW Medical Marijuana Bridge Brigade

NORML’s Paul Armentano Debunks the Latest Smear Campaign Against Marijuana

Paul Armentano, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) joins Thom Hartmann. A new study claims that smoking will make you go crazy – as in psychotic crazy. But what does the majority of scientific research say? And could smoking marijuana actually improve your mental health?

From the Big Picture RT.

Real Time with Bill Maher: Weed the People (HBO)

In his editorial New Rule, Bill Maher calls on President Obama to legalize marijuana and pardon non-violent drug offenders.

Published on Feb 20, 2015

Citizen Lobby Day for Marijuana Policy Reform with DFW NORML

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“Grassroots Action for Legislative Reform”

Texans of all political persuasions agree: It’s time for marijuana law reform!

Citizen Lobby Day is a participatory event where we, the people, fully engage our legislators and their staff at the Texas Capitol. We will focus on both our Civil Penalties bill which reduces penalties associated with the possession personal amounts of marijuana (≤ 1 oz.) and our medical marijuana bill which will bring safe and legal access to seriously ill patients.

FREE REGISTRATION HERE: http://texasmarijuanapolicy.org/lobby-day-event-february-18/

Please be sure to dress professionally. (You can consider the standard to be how you would dress for a job interview.)

We will break up into lobby teams and collectively we will visit with every legislative office in the Capitol!

All materials will be provided and we’ll start our day with training for those who have never visited with their legislators.

Our broad coalition and united efforts will bring about more responsible marijuana policies in the Lone Star State. Will you join us for Lobby Day? Register today!

Agenda:
10am – Registration/Check-in
11am – Training
12pm – Lunch
1pm – Lobby Action!

NEED A RIDE TO AUSTIN?
DFW NORML plans to bus between 50-100 people from DFW to Austin to participate in this lobby day so we will be chartering buses. Since it’ll cost about $1700 per bus, we are asking a $25 donation per ticket to help offset the costs of making this happen. If you’d like to ride on one of our buses, please register asap here: http://dfwnorml.myshopify.com/products/round-trip-bus-ticket-to-austin

NORML Red Fundraiser Party at Red Goose Saloon

DFW NORML is hosting a fundraiser at the Red Goose Saloon (306 Houston St, Fort Worth, Texas 76102) on Valentines Day (2/14) and you are invited to come out, wear some red and support the cause with speakers, live music, prizes, drink specials and more. Doors open at 8pm and the last band goes on at midnight.

RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/767482603329821

Our goal for this event is to raise $3,000 to ensure we are able to rent two buses to send 100 Texans to Austin on February 18th for our Citizen Lobby Day.. So cover is $5 for DFW NORML members and $10 for non-members. Not yet a member? Join DFW NORML at http://www.dfwnorml.myshopify.com/ today!

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BANDS:
NEPTUNE LOCALS 9:00PM
Alt/Rock Fusion

KITES & BOOMERANGS 10:30PM
Indie/Rock

PULLMAN STANDARD 12:00AM
Rock/ Alternative/ Pop from Hollywod California

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ABOUT DFW NORML:

The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of NORML – the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, is a grassroots, educational non-profit organization dedicated to fighting cannabis prohibition in the Lone Star State.

We support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes, responsible adult use, and the production of industrial hemp.

As a registered Texas non-profit organization, all of the money we raise goes toward furthering the cause of legalization. Our chapter has over one thousand members and counting, making us one of the largest in the country. We hold free, monthly meetings that are open to the public as well as marches, conferences, classes and live music fundraisers every month.

Isn’t it high time YOU got involved?

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ABOUT CITIZEN LOBBY DAY:

” Grassroots Action for Legislative Reform ”

Texans of all political persuasions agree: It’s time for marijuana law reform!

Citizen Lobby Day is a participatory event where we, the people, fully engage our legislators and their staff at the Texas Capitol. We will focus on both our Civil Penalties bill which reduces penalties associated with the possession personal amounts of marijuana (≤ 1 oz.) and our medical marijuana bill which will bring safe and legal access to seriously ill patients.

FREE REGISTRATION HERE: http://texasmarijuanapolicy.org/lobby-day-event-february-18/

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COWTOWN MEDICAL CANNABIS RALLY IN FORT WORTH AT TRINITY PARK PAVILION 3 ON FEBRUARY 7TH STARTING AT NOON

COWTOWN MEDICAL CANNABIS RALLY IN FORT WORTH AT TRINITY PARK PAVILION 3 ON FEBRUARY 7TH STARTING AT NOON

DFW NORML Rallies To Raise Awareness and Encourage Research For Medical Marijuana
Free Admission – Open To The Public – All Ages Welcome

Feb. 4, 2015 – Fort Worth, Texas – The Dallas / Fort Worth chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (DFW NORML) is rallying at Fort Worth’s Trinity Park and inviting medical professionals, veterans, patients, and parents to speak out about the urgent need for medical marijuana in the Lone Star State. This event is free to attend, family friendly and being held Saturday February 7th, 2015 from 12:00pm – 4:20 pm at Trinity Park, Pavilion 3 – Fort Worth, TX.

In October 2014, Texas Children’s Hospital of Houston announced their official participation in the first worldwide clinical trial for Epidiolex® in children with Dravet Syndrome. As advocates for medical marijuana in Texas, we are rallying in support of any clinical research that could benefit Texas patients through safe, legal access to whole-plant medical cannabis.

In January 2015, Executive Director of DFW NORML Shaun McAlister told the Dallas Observer, “I’m glad that we’re now talking about medical marijuana with some actual sincerity in Texas, because this entire state is just tragically behind the rest of the country.” He also stated that, “On the other hand, I’m really nervous about a CBD-only push because CBD-only legislation represents a very shallow understanding of what cannabis actually is and what it can do. What I’m afraid of with these CBD bills is they’re going to create a medical system that’s extremely limited and that is only going to help a tiny percentage of people. We need a compassionate medical marijuana program, and this rally shows that we care about the patients in Texas and helping save lives. We’re losing too many patients, they’re either dying or moving away. And that’s not the kind of attitude that is going to keep people referring to us as ‘the great state of Texas.”

There are two major goals for the Cowtown Medical Cannabis Rally, which is slated to include food, live music, vendors, and speakers. First, we hope to help make the discussion of medical marijuana less taboo in Texas, so that our patients and doctors can more openly discuss whether or not this natural, non-toxic, therapeutic herb may be right for them. Second, we aim to educate all Texans but especially the medical community and media about the inevitable pitfalls of CBD-only legislation and how Texas needs to get it right the first time by adopting a whole plant medical marijuana program in 2015.

Isn’t it high time YOU got involved?

Find out more about the #CowtownMMJRally at:
www.dfwnorml.org/cowtown-medical-cannabis-rally-at-newby-park-in-fort-worth-texas

Facebook Event Link: www.facebook.com/events/892911834115972

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Medical Marijuana Bridge Brigade – 2/4 at i30 & Bridgewood

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Join us for our 4th DFW Medical Marijuana Bridge Brigade on Wednesday 2/4 from 4-6pm at i30 and Bridgewoood near the Channel 11 news station. Bring a flag, a sign and a friend. Please remember that we must leave the bridge cleaner than we found it so that we can continue to do this kind of thing!

Sponsored by DFW Norml and #TeamAlexis.

RSVP on Facebook for up-to-the-minute announcements: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573535472884272/

VIDEO FROM LAST WEEK

Medical Marijuana Bridge Brigade – 1/27 at 360 and Abram St.

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Join us for our 3rd Medical Marijuana Bridge Brigade on Tuesday 1/27 starting at 4pm at the intersection of Abram St. and State Highway 360 in Arlington. Bring a sign, flag and a friend. Proudly supported by DFW NORML and the DFW Medical Marijuana Bridge Brigade.

RSVP on Facebook for the latest developments on this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1537003939905017/