The Global Marijuana March is Coming to Amarillo
Amarillo will be participating in the world-wide Global Marijuana March the first Saturday in May.
Since 1999 hundreds of thousands of people have participated in over 829 different cities in 72 countries in the Global Marijuana March, an annual rally held at different locations across the planet. It refers to cannabis-related events that occur on the first Saturday in May, or thereabouts, and may include marches, meetings, rallies, raves, concerts, festivals and information tables.
This marks the first time Amarillo will take part in this show of solidarity, and the march is being put on by Amarillo Cannabis Culture NORML.
The group’s executive director, Shane Cox says that they will have a diverse group of speakers, including medical users, doctors, lawyers, and supporters.
“We believe this will fuel the fire that ends prohibition,” Cox says. “It’s important for supporters to see that they are not on their own. Doing these marches, rallies, and protest gives them a chance to join in.”
He also says that, “On the other hand. Those who are against cannabis, see the support for it is growing as well.”
Over the last decade, an average of 72,000 people per year have been arrested in Texas alone for marijuana.
The event will take place on Saturday, May 7 at City Hall in Amarillo, and will begin at 3 pm.
Organizers are urging people to “keep it legal” saying that “your voices can’t be heard in jail.”
To see all of the marches taking place in Texas that day, click here.