Dallas Marijuana March 2015 Official Event Info

Posted on: October 10, 2015

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The Dallas Marijuana March returns on Saturday 10/17 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm with an after party to follow. This is a 1st Amendment Event and we are working directly with the Dallas Police Department to ensure a safe, fun march for all.

Want to help promote the Dallas Marijuana March? Make posts using our official hashtag #DallasMJMarch2015 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Invite your friends, co-workers, teachers, snapchat friends, family members and anyone you know that believes Texas is ready for sensible marijuana policy.

RSVP on Facebook at our official Dallas Marijuana March event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1686687104883988/

THE OFFICIAL SCHEDULE:
– 3:00pm – Attendees and speakers begin assembling at JFK Memorial Plaza.

– 3:30pm – Speakers begin at JFK Memorial Plaza and continue until the march begins.

– 4:20pm – March begins from JFK Memorial Plaza to Dealey Plaza. Note: This year we’re inviting medical cannabis patients, medical professionals, caregivers and parents of patients to march at the FRONT of our crowd of thousands of Texans.

– 4:50pm – The entire march arrives as a group and peacefully assembles at Dealey Plaza for one hour of speakers.

– 5:50pm – Speakers at Dealey Plaza conclude and the march back JFK Memorial Plaza begins.

– 6:20pm – Arrive back at JFK Memorial Plaza for official conclusion of the Dallas Marijuana March.

– 7:30pm – 11:00pm – After party and fundraiser at Double Wide Bar (NOT Bryan St. Tavern as previously announced). Double Wide is located at 3510 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226. 18+ welcome. RSVP on the official after party event page for more details and developments: https://www.facebook.com/events/1692163087669071.

WATCH THIS CLIP FROM THE 2014 DALLAS MARIJUANA MARCH

2015 DALLAS MARIJUANA MARCH SPEAKERS:
– Charlo Greene, Former TV journalist, internationally known cannabis activist, entrepreneur and media expert. CEO of Alaska Cannabis Club. Founder of GoGreene.org.

– Jax Finkel is Executive Director for Texas NORML, the Austin Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), having also served as Volunteer Coordinator, Political / Legislative Director and Deputy. She has been involved in cannabis law reform since 2005 and has been an official Board Member since 2006.

– Shaun McAlister, executive director of DFW NORML and chief event organizer of the Dallas Marijuana March. Independent business owner specializing in video production, graphic / web design, photography and branding.

– Drayah Sallis, Founding Chapter Chair for WOMEN GROW – DALLAS: Women Grow was created to connect, educate, inspire and empower the next generation of cannabis industry leaders by creating programs, community and events for aspiring and current business executives. Ms. Sallis is also the Executive Director of UrbanCann Exchange, where her outreach efforts include advocating for the lost community of Senior Care and Cannabis; Minority’s and the affects Cannabis has in the community as a Stigmatism and the Legal aftermath in their families.

– Larry Talley, disabled and retired US Navy Veteran, DFW NORML board member, speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and the Drug Police Forum of Texas and cannabis patient out of time.

– Christy Zartler, Deputy director of MAMMA, Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism.

– Keith H, BSN. Cardiovascular nurse, public health advocate, holistic health and wellness enthusiast, Brother of a cancer survivor and son of Vietnam veteran, avid researcher of cannabis science and the endocannabinoid system, aka your body’s natural anti aging and “stress recovery” system, and creator of Cannabis Compendium, LLC., designed to empower patients and healthcare providers with knowledge and easy-to-use tools or “apps” geared towards maximizing harm reduction (or safe use) and proper cannabis strain selection.

– Adam Hess, a father of three young children, has been a disabled medical marijuana advocate, as well as an active member with DFW NORML since 2012. Shortly after joining the organization, his oldest son Bruce, more commonly known as #Brucezilla was diagnosed with a massive tumor on the left side of his brain causing seizures and many other behavioral and physical difficulties. Knowing medicinal marijuana could successfully treat his son’s illness, but not being able to utilize it for fear of legal repercussions against his family, he has dedicated his life to changing Texas’ marijuana laws so that our parents too can have access to a safer and more effective treatment for their children.

– Loretta Labrada, Director of Finance for DFW NORML and former soccer mom turned marijuana activist.

– David Sloane, criminal defense attorney and Public Information Officer of DFW NORML at SloaneLaw.com.

– Caroline Turner and Marshall Williams, President and Vice President of Denton NORML.

– Barbara Humphries, breast cancer survivor and Patient Outreach Coordinator of DFW NORML.

– Brook Bailey, Tarrant County Libertarian Party Chair, DFW NORML member and general lover of liberty.

– Megan Schugart, an Intuitive Healer by trade and a firm believer in holistic medicine. These beliefs are why she proudly takes such an active roll in DFW NORML as a board member and Volunteer Coordinator.

– Destiny Young, an activist for over 10 years, has worked closely in the subject of miseducation and outreach on the subjects of health, the environment and cannabis legalization. Spoke at the Houston Global Marijuana March, the San Antonio Global Marijuana March as Secretary and led 600 in this year’s Texas Marijuana March in Austin as Membership Director during the 2015 legislative session.

– Stephen Carter, creator of the Texas Cannabis Report – www.txcann.com.

– Emily Lee, one of DFW NORML’s youngest members at 17 years old. She is a high school senior and the daughter of Parker County Libertarian Party chairman Robert Lee.

– Jeremiah Looney, born in Denison,Tx in 1982 before joining the US Army in 2002, at the age of 19. He then completed two deployments in Iraq, before being medically separated from military service in 2007.

– Aaron Gutnecht, statistics professor at TCC and board member at DFW NORML.

– Charles Hensley, DFW NORML member and medical cannabis patient for diabetes who recently lost his mother, another DFW NORML member, to Ovarian Cancer.

– Jesse G, a new DFW NORML member and medical cannabis patient for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL).

– Shane Cox is the Executive Director for Amarillo Cannabis Culture NORML in Amarillo, Texas. He has had a passion for the legalization of cannabis for the past 20 years. After spending over a year looking for a group that shared his passion for reform and legalization, he started his own group in January of 2015.

– Rene & Rosa Martinez, advocates and members of DFW Norml. Rene and Rosa are very passionate about legalization for medicinal, industrial, and recreational consumption of cannabis for all. Having relatives that lost the battle to cancer,due to the lack of access to this medicine, has ignited an intense fire to fight until legalization has come to fruition for the people of Texas. In their pursuit they have geared their efforts and focus on bringing awareness to the Hispanic community and break the barriers of communication and ignorance to their community and culture.

– Shalla Beauford, DFW NORML member and volunteer. She is a patient who has been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, bi-polar with manic tendencies. She suffers from chronic pain due to degenerative disk disease, spinal stenosis, she has 5 ruptured disks, 3 punctured disks, which all can be treated and controlled with safe, legal access to medical cannabis. This is her first time speaking publicly.

– Stephanie Marie Briant-Bonner, a 27 year old stay at home mother and marijuana activist from Arlington. She is also a passionate supporter of 2016 Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders and serves as a volunteer campaign member. She will be speaking about Bernie and how he can make our country a better place not only for marijuana supporters but for future generations. #feelthebern

– More speakers to be announced in the comping weeks including attorneys, veterans, mothers, patients, activists and community leaders.

Isn’t it high time YOU got involved?

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DFW NORML’s Executive Director Shaun McAlister shares important information about the 2015 Dallas Marijuana March in this short interview taken at our recent car wash fundraiser.

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DFW NORML has just released the official 2015 Dallas Marijuana March t-shirt design! Order yours before Monday 10/12 to ensure delivery (within the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex) by Friday 10/16 so you can wear your shirt on Saturday 10/17 at the #DallasMJMarch2015!

Please note that there will NOT be vendor booths at the march this year. So either get your shirt online or during the march after party while supplies last.

One sided green print on black t-shirt. Design by DFW NORML volunteer Adam Lamblin.

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Want to make a donation to DFW NORML, the grassroots nonprofit organization behind the Dallas Marijuana March? Even as little as $5 helps us reach more Texans with the truth about cannabis so please donate today at http://dfwnorml.myshopify.com/products/donation.