Blog Category: Educational

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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Texas Legislature to Consider Decriminalization Bill – HB507

Posted on: January 23, 2015

The current Texas legislative session is an important one for marijuana activists! House Bill 507, a decriminalization bill introduced in December by Joe Moody (D-El Paso), will be debated during this Texas legislative session. You can read the entire bill here: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/84R/billtext/pdf/HB00507I.pdf HB507 calls for the decriminalization of possession of marijuana in amounts less than […]

How to Talk to Your Representatives About Marijuana in Texas

Posted on: January 23, 2015

In Texas, the only way to pass laws is through the state legislature. If you want to legalize marijuana, you have to contact your elected officials and ask them to support marijuana law reform. Here are a few ways you can do that effectively. Who Represents Me? Along with our U.S. Congressman and Senators, every […]

DFW NORML Presents Another North Activist Training Day on January 17th in Fort Worth, Texas

Posted on: January 16, 2015

The NORML Women’s Alliance and DFW NORML invite you to join us for another Activist Training Day on Saturday January 17th from 2-4pm! The 2015 Texas Legislative Session begins in January, and we are going to help you get ready to influence marijuana law legislation. We will cover the following topics: – How a marijuana […]

Support Texas House Bill 507 to Decriminalize Marijuana

Posted on: December 21, 2014

On December 15th, Texas State Representative Joe Moody (D–El Paso) introduced a bill that would reduce state penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. The decriminalization bill, HB 507 can be read in its entirety here:

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