Blog Category: Educational

VIDEO: A Brief History of Cannabis Prohibition in Texas, by Lone Star Leaf

Posted on: April 27, 2017

Lone Star Leaf presents a brief history of Cannabis prohibition with Jax Finkel, Executive Director of Texas NORML. Filmed as part of a documentary series designed to educate and empower Texans to end cannabis prohibition in the Lone Star State. Created by Shaun McAlister, produced by Eric Espinoza and Jessica Pallett. Filmed on location at […]

April Meeting in Dallas Featuring Army Medic Amanda Berard

Posted on: April 26, 2017

DFW NORML’s fourth meeting of 2017 is scheduled for 4/29/17 at the Cherry Apothecary located at 222 W Jefferson Blvd #C, Dallas, Texas 75208 (free parking in back). Introducing military veteran Amanda Berard as the keynote speaker for DFW NORML’s April meeting on 4/29 from 4-6pm in Dallas. Amanda is a former Army Medic, working […]

Dallas City Council Approves Cite and Release for Marijuana

Posted on: April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017 – DALLAS, TX – Today members of Dallas City Council voted 10-5 in favor of a Cite and Release program for marijuana possession that will be implemented this October. From CBS11, “The City of Dallas says with this program they hope to reduce jail time for nonviolent offenses, to cut down the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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