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7 Texas cities participate in Global Marijuana March

Texans rallying on the Tarrant County Courthouse steps during the 2016 Global Marijuana March in Fort Worth.
Texans rallying on the Tarrant County Courthouse steps during the 2016 Global Marijuana March in Fort Worth.

Around 1,600 people took part in the Global Marijuana March throughout 7 cities, a sharp downturn from 2015.

About 6,000 Texans took part in the world-wide event last year from a combined 5 cities.

Fort Worth saw the largest drop in participation, going from about 3,200 to around 800.

Houston followed with reports from 100 to 200 people in attendance this year. Previously they had pulled between 1,000 and 2,000 participants.

San Antonio was down slightly as well, with about 150 to 200 participating this year, compared to 300 in 2015.

El Paso saw a small decrease as well, going from 85 or so to 60.

Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018
Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018

There was one city which doubled their attendance from the past year. Corpus Christi had about 200 people in attendance, up from about 100 last year.

Two new cities joined this year, participating in the Global Marijuana March for the first time.

Both Amarillo and Lubbock drew 100 and 20 people respectively.

The Global Marijuana March has seen hundreds of thousands of people participate in over 829 different cities in 72 countries worldwide since 1999.

Eyes have now turned towards Austin where a march through downtown and a rally on the state’s capitol building steps will take place this weekend. It is expected to draw Texans from all over to put pressure on state law makers and show that activists are gearing up for the 2017 legislative session.

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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