Blog Category: Political

These DFW NORML Members are also Veterans!

Smoking Out Prohibition at the Dallas Veteran Affairs Hospital

Posted on: August 5, 2013

On August 3, 2013, the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws hosted a veteran appreciation bar-b-que, lovingly named “Smoke Out Prohibition – For the Vets.” The intention of having a luncheon for the long-term care veterans that live at the Dallas Veteran Affairs hospital was to, first and […]

Videos from the Texas Regional NORML Conference

Posted on: July 13, 2013

Watch the video presentations from DFW NORML’s Texas Regional NORML Conference here! Check back next week for more! Keith Stroup – NORML – Introductions Judge Jim Gray – Libertarian Party & Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Russ Belville – – Debunking Goldilocks: The New Drug War Rhetoric Joy Strickland – Mothers Against Teen Violence Erik […]

Remembering the Texas Regional NORML Conference

Posted on: June 13, 2013

The Texas Regional NORML Conference went down this past weekend in the beautiful city of Fort Worth, TX. The 3-day event – full of information, networking, inspiration, and entertainment – was hosted by DFW NORML. Attendees of the conference included leadership from NORML and various Texas area NORML chapters, such as: Texas NORML, Houston NORML, […]

Recap, Photos and Video of the Fort Worth Global Marijuana March

Posted on: May 6, 2013

On May 4, 2013, a sense of hope and freedom filled the air as marijuana supporters gathered at Hyde Park in Fort Worth, Texas to participate in DFW NORML’s annual Global Marijuana March. The energy could be felt from the very beginning, as volunteers and vendors gathered early outside of the Mambo’s Tapa’s Cantina to […]

Contact Your Rep About HB 594 Today!

Posted on: May 3, 2013

Texas Lawmakers Hear Testimony in Favor of Medical Marijuana Necessity Defense Legislation Earlier this week the Public Health Committee heard HB 594 (affirmative defense for patients and protections for Medical Professionals). The testimony lasted over 2 hours. Watch it here. Any House Bills not voted out of Committee by Monday, May 6th will DIE in […]

HB 184 Takes a Step Forward

Posted on: April 26, 2013

From Dear Freedom Fighters, We are excited to report that House Bill 184 (the “Decrim Bill”), which would reduce the penalty for possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, has been voted out of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee with a vote of 6-3! Click here to view the history of the bill. The […]

A Recap of Our NORML St. Paddies Day Parade and Snoop Concert

Posted on: March 18, 2013

On March 16th, 2013 somewhere around 100,000 people took to the streets of Dallas for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. DFW NORML had hoped to participate in the parade by including our 420 Truth Car, Hydro the Original NORML Boat and Blaze, our new special events SUV, surrounded by members and supporters. Our goal was […]

A NORML St. Paddies Day Protest

Posted on: March 14, 2013

We come in peace, but we’re pissed. As we had previously announced, DFW NORML planned to participate in the Dallas St. Patrick’s Day festivities by entering our 420 Truth Car & Hydro the NORML Boat in the parade. The goal? Raise awareness about marijuana prohibition in a unique, positive way to help further the discussion […]

House Bill 184’s Hearing is Today

Posted on: March 12, 2013

Legislation that seeks to significantly reduce marijuana possession penalties is once again pending before state lawmakers. State Rep. Harold Dutton (D-Houston) has introduced legislation, House Bill 184, to amend minor marijuana possession penalties to a fine-only, Class C misdemeanor. The measure has been referred to the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee. The committee will hear the […]

DFW NORML Action Alert: HB 184 Needs Your Support!

Posted on: February 14, 2013

Last Tuesday in the Texas legislature, an important piece of legislation – HB 184 – was introduced and referred to the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee of your Texas House of Representatives. Once in committee, committee members either do nothing (the bill dies) or they refer the bill for consideration by the full house. HB 184 seeks […]

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