Official Press Release for the 2015 Global Marijuana March of North Texas
Posted on: April 28, 2015
Global Marijuana March to be held in Fort Worth on May 2
The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (DFW NORML) will be hosting its annual Global Marijuana March in downtown Fort Worth on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Attendance is free.
Kicking off the day will be a lineup of speakers at Fort Worth’s Hyde Park (201 W. 9th Street Fort Worth, Texas 76102) featuring military veterans, patients, parents, educators, attorneys, farmers, and activists. There will also be live music, opportunities to win prizes and a variety of vendor booths to explore.
In 2014, more than 2,000 activists and concerned citizens peacefully descended on the Tarrant County Courthouse without issue while the Fort Worth Police Department helped clear the route along the way.
VIDEO FROM 2014:
The family friendly festival style event officially begins at 12:00 p.m. with speakers and music. Then at 4:20 p.m., thousands of people are expected to march through the streets of Fort Worth to the Tarrant County Courthouse where a rally will be held on its steps. Upon returning to Hyde Park by 5:30 p.m., attendees will enjoy additional speakers, a fundraising auction and more live music performances from local entertainers. All festivities at Hyde Park will conclude by 8 p.m., followed by an after party at Mambo’s Tapas Cantina (1010 Houston St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102) until 10:30 p.m.
DFW NORML has been holding the annual March since 2006 and is inviting everyone from across the state to join thousands of fellow Texans on this historic day in 2015 to raise awareness for the need to reform cannabis laws in Texas. 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.
Visit www.DFWNORML.org, RSVP on the official Facebook event page here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
Isn’t it high time YOU got involved?
About DFW NORML:
Founded in 2005, 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.
Help spread the word about the 2015 Global Marijuana March by sending this press release to your local TV, Radio, Print and Web media outlets. Versions are available in both PDF and DOC file formats.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
12:00pm – Gates and vendor booths open. Music from Idol Job begins.
12:40pm – 1:10pm – Speakers.
1:10pm – 1:50pm – Music from Thieves of Sunrise.
1:50pm – 2:20pm – Speakers.
2:20pm – 3:00pm – Music from Dead Vinyl.
3:00pm – 3:20pm – Speakers.
3:20pm – 4:00pm – Music from Bomb Quixote.
4:00pm – 4:20pm – Speakers.
4:20pm – March to the Courthouse begins, with speakers.
5:30pm – March concludes and returns to Hyde Park.
5:30pm – 6:15pm – Music by Black Dutch Sioux.
6:15pm – 7pm – Fundraising auction with glass, vaporizers and more!
7:00pm – 7:45pm – Music by Sally Majestic.
8:00pm – All activities at Hyde Park end and the official after-party on the rooftop patio at Mambo’s Tapas Cantina begins. 18+ welcome.
10:00pm – The afterparty ends and all #GMMDFW festivities are concluded.
The 2015 Global Marijuana March of North Texas is Proudly Sponsored by the Following Businesses, Organizations and Individuals:
– DFW Norml
– Event design, production and promotions by iamshaun.com
– Mambo’s Tapas Cantina
– Rocky Palmquist
– 710 Vapors
– Hass Productions
– Blackbox Presents
– Awready Artist Merch
– Medinas Hamburgers and Tacos
– Waco NORML
– UTA NORML
– Mother Earther
– Burelson Photo Company and Freedom Fighter Johnny
– Lit Fuse Glass
– Tarrant County Libertarian Party
– DFW Medical Marijuana Bridge Brigade
Remember that the march itself starts at 4:20pm but the event begins at 12:00pm with speakers, music and vendor booths to explore. Please stay with the crowd and come prepared to make some noise!
Our Route from Hyde Park to the Courthouse:
1. North on Throckmorton.
2. Turn right (East) on Weatherford St. and continue until reaching the courthouse.
Our Route from the Courthouse back to Hyde Park:
1. South on Main St. for 3 blocks.
2. Turn right (West) on 3rd.
3. Turn left (South) on Houston St.
4. Turn right (West) on 9th St. and continue until reaching Hyde Park.
PARKING GARAGES AND LOTS
There are plenty of parking lots and garages near Hyde Park. Here’s a list of them: http://www.fortworthparking.com/Places/Downtown/hyde-park/130