Blog Category: Political

ONGOING: Mark Davis Phone and Email Bomb for Marijuana Legalization

Posted on: February 18, 2014

Most Texans are familiar with conservative talk show host Mark Davis of the The Mark Davis Show on 660 AM The Answer – and on 2/11 Mr. Davis weighed in on the marijuana legalization debate. His full “opinion” piece can be found here: http://goo.gl/oF4YwW Here are a few quotes from Mark Davis: – “Ask any […]

Texas Democratic candidate for Governor Wendy Davis BACKS

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis in Favor of Medical Marijuana

Posted on: February 12, 2014

DALLAS, TX – In a candid interview with the Dallas Morning News, State Senator Wendy Davis came out in favor of reforming Texas’s draconian marijuana laws Tuesday afternoon. In the interview Senator Davis, who is running for Governor this November, said in no uncertain words, “I personally believe that medical marijuana should be allowed for.” […]

Convince Senator John Carona About Cannabis Phone and Email Bomb

Posted on: February 11, 2014

Six term Republican Texas Senator John Carona was recently quoted in a radio and web story by KERA saying some unsettling things about the war on drugs. According to Mr. Carona: “Drug policy in Texas and marijuana legalization is not going to happen in 2015,” he said. “All anyone needs to do is look at […]

Response to Shannon Geiger’s “Legalized pot would make life worse for Dallas’ poor”

Posted on: February 1, 2014

Response to Shannon Geiger’s “Legalized pot would make life worse for Dallas’ poor” article that was recently shared by the Dallas Morning News. It’s one thing to smoke marijuana in places like New Haven, Connecticut, Denver, Colorado or Seattle, Washington.  These places  have one thing in common.  It is no longer a criminal offense to […]

Marijuana Lobbyist Training 2014

Posted on: January 28, 2014

We had such a great response to our first lobbyist training meeting last November, that we’re doing it again! Our legislative strategy and training session is designed to teach marijuana legalization activists the basics of the Texas legislative process, and how to lobby elected officials for change. When: Sat, February 15, 2pm – 4pm Where: […]

Recap from MATV’s 2014 Texas Drug Policy Conference

Posted on: January 21, 2014

At the Mothers Against Teen Violence 2014 Texas Drug Policy Conference this weekend, speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise converged in Dallas to discuss the failed war on drugs. DFW NORML board member Larry Talley and Texas NORML Executive Director Cheyanne Weldon spoke at the conference, and NORML volunteers staffed […]

Texas Effectively Does Away with “Confidential Informants”

Posted on: January 21, 2014

Texas Effectively Does Away with “Confidential Informants” The Constitutional Right to face one’s accuser has gradually faded over the years with a number of exceptions carved away by the courts. One has been the “Confidential Informant” exception. Until now all the police had to say was they had a “confidential and reliable informant that had […]

Help DFW NORML Lobby for Change in Texas

Posted on: December 17, 2013

Ready to support DFW NORML’s fight to end cannabis prohibition by making a monthly donation? You’re in the right place! Reward our past work and give us the opportunity to put your hard earned dollar to work for Cannabis reform in Texas. By becoming A MONTHLY DONOR, you can give us a budget to plan […]

Lobbyist Training Session Recap

Posted on: November 18, 2013

This Saturday, members from Dallas/Fort Worth NORML and the NORML Women’s Alliance hosted an educational legislative strategy session at Unity Church of Fort Worth. Our lobbyist training introduced local activists to the Texas legislative process and explained how to participate to help change laws. The next legislative session is in 2015, and now is the […]

Holder Announces DOJ to Allow Legalization to Go into Effect

Posted on: August 29, 2013

BREAKING: Eric Holder Announces Department of Justice to Allow Marijuana Legalization to Go Into Effect Originally Sourced at NORML.ORG by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director During a conference call with state governors today, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the US Department of Justice would allow the marijuana legalization laws in Colorado and Washington to […]

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