DFW NORML Blog

May 2012 Meeting Recap

Posted on: May 28, 2012

Thank you to everyone who joined us this weekend for our meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington. This was our last meeting at that location for awhile, so make sure you take note of the new location of our June meeting at Eddie Deen CrossRoads in Arlington. There have consistently been 50 to […]

Veterans Park Smoke-Out on June 16

Posted on: May 25, 2012

It’s time for another DFW NORML picnic at Veterans but this time, we’re doing things just a little different – renting a smoker! The event is free, and a $5 donation buys you a plate with all the BBQ you can eat. This money helps our chapter throw events, purchase merchandise and spread the good […]

Cinco de Mota 2012 Recap

Posted on: May 25, 2012

Every year when May comes along in Texas, people start to get excited. May has so many things correlated with it; prom, graduation, end of school, beginning of our long hot summer and everyone’s favorite Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo is observed in America as a day of Mexican pride & heritage and more […]

Liberty Speaker Series Recap

Posted on: May 21, 2012

Three unique and articulate perspectives on freedom and justice converged on May 18, 2012 at the Liberty Speaker Series event in Fort Worth. DFW NORML Executive Director Shaun McAlister joined Dr. Alan Bean of Friends of Justice and Suzy Wills of Drug Policy Forum of Texas to discuss the failure of prohibition at the Tarrant […]

Texas Politics and Participation

Posted on: May 21, 2012

The Texas House of Representatives has been an institution of government, in its current form, for over 130 years. Our Constitution is among the longest and most restrictive in the nation. One key point to note is that the Texas Constitution does not contain a “Necessary and Proper” clause, meaning residents and government bodies only […]

MS Patient Gets Reduced Sentence for Possession of Marijuana

Posted on: May 14, 2012

DECATUR, TX. — A Lubbock man received a Deferred Adjudication term of one day today in Wise County, Texas. The Bridgeport Police Department arrested Adam Federspiel, 34, on October 23, 2011 during a routine traffic stop, and booked him into the Wise County jail for possessing less than 2 ounces of marijuana. He was released […]

Monthly Meeting – May 26, 2012

Posted on: May 1, 2012

Looking to get involved in changing the laws about marijuana? Join us on May 26 for our monthly meeting! These meetings our your opportunity to get to know our NORML family, ask questions, bring ideas & legalization to Texas. The agenda is still being developed so check back for updates. Speakers: – Shaun McAlister – […]

New Online Store Powered by Shopify

Posted on: April 30, 2012

Introducing our new Shopify store! Not only can you check out all of our awesome merchandise but you can also donate to us and pay using PayPal or Google Checkout. Head on over to dfwnorml.myshopify.com and check it out. We’ve got new men & women’s style hemp t-shirts, BIC lighters & wristbands. Support Texas Marijuana […]

420 Party Recap and Photos

Posted on: April 30, 2012

How did you celebrate 4/20? Were you part of the crowd of over 200 people who people turned out at Froggy’s Boathouse in Fort Worth to spend it with DFW NORML? If you were, then you know Pearl Street Riot, Pistol Packin’ Mama, The Vatican Press, The Effinays and Shaka had the music going all […]

Drug Trafficking from Arlington, Texas to St. Croix

Posted on: April 30, 2012

The press celebrated another injustice recently in the war on drugs. Federal authorities have been applauded for shutting down “a drug trafficking operation that mailed large quantities of marijuana from several Arlington post offices to St. Croix.” When I saw the first few lines in the story about a drug trafficking operation, I ignorantly assumed […]

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