Blog Category: Educational

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DFW NORML’s Cannabis Lobbyist Training & June Meeting in Dallas

Posted on: June 23, 2016

DFW NORML returns to the White Rock Hills Branch Library on 6/25/16 for our June Meeting. Please note that we will NOT be meeting at J. Erik Jonsson Central Library as previously announced. On the agenda this month, we will hear from one of DFW NORML’s founding members: Elisabeth Rodriguez, as she discusses best practices […]

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Watch Tumbling Weeds, a Short Film About Texas Marijuana Activism

Posted on: October 15, 2015

Tumbling Weeds is the story of marijuana activists in the state of Texas, specifically focusing on the Dallas / Fort Worth chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (DFW NORML). The short film follows Shaun McAlister, Executive Director of DFW NORML and activists from around the state such as State Representatives […]

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Texas governor says he’ll sign medical marijuana bill

Posted on: June 1, 2015

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced that he will sign medical marijuana legislation on Monday. Sourced from the Texas Cannabis Report: http://txcann.com/2015/05/31/texas-governor-says-hell-sign-medical-marijuana-bill. Abbott issued a news advisory Sunday announcing a Monday bill signing ceremony with the authors of Senate Bill 339 — Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, and Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth. The bill would legalize […]

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Buds and Brunch with Charlo Greene on Sunday May 31

Posted on: May 29, 2015

DFW NORML is excited to announce a new speaker series entitled Buds and Brunch, where notable marijuana activists from around the country will come and speak to our group! Join us at the House Sports Bar & Grill on Sunday 5/31 from 11am – 2pm for our debut event with Charlo Greene! She’ll be giving […]

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Watch the Texas Medical Marijuana Hearings for HB 3785 and 837

Posted on: May 1, 2015

Watch the Texas Committee on Public Health hearing for House Bill 3785 and House Bill 837 at the following link. Be sure to skip ahead to 5 hours and 4 minutes or you’ll be watching for a while! http://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=37&clip_id=10993 Then read about all about the hearing over at the Texas Cannabis Report here: http://txcann.com/2015/04/28/texans-hear-tearful-testimony-on-behalf-of-medical-marijuana-bill/

Marijuana Related Bills in the 2015 Texas Legislature

Posted on: March 30, 2015

This page lists each of the cannabis related bills in the 2015 Texas Legislature as well as the committees the bills have been referred to, names and phone numbers of committee members. —– Note: HB stands for House Bill and SB stands for Senate Bill. Marijuana Prohibition: HB 2165 – (Rep. David Simpson) repealing marijuana […]

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How to Signup to Volunteer Using DFW NORML’s GivePulse Page

Posted on: March 30, 2015

As of March 2015 DFW NORML is now using a GivePulse page for recruiting volunteers and keeping track of their hours. You can signup to volunteer for DFW NORML here, and in the video below our, our Executive Director Shaun McAlister explains how to signup to volunteer using this new tool.

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A Video Message from Executive Director Shaun McAlister Calling for Your Support of HB2165

Posted on: March 5, 2015

Calling all members, supporters and sponsors of DFW NORML and marijuana law reform in the Lone Star State! We are hereby calling upon you to spend 5 minutes to help us repeal marijuana prohibition! Do I have your attention? As many of you have undoubtedly heard by now, a bill was recently introduced by a […]

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Why is Oregon Marijuana Legalization Important for Texas?

Posted on: March 5, 2015

DFW NORML’s Executive Director Shaun McAlister was invited to speak at the inaugural meeting of the newly formed Portland NORML chapter on the importance of Oregon getting legalization right and how the implementation of their laws impacts our own. Watch the full 20 minute speech here, courtesy of 420Radio.org and TheWeedBlog.com.

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Citizen Lobby Day for Marijuana Policy Reform with DFW NORML

Posted on: February 9, 2015

“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 […]

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