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Dallas experiences Chronica 2013

chronica 2013 ornamentAccording to UrbanDictionary.com, Chronica is “A celebration that coincides with Chanukah wherein marijuana is smoked nightly for 7 days in a row,” so just as naturally Veterans Day or Independence Day, Dallas-Fort Worth’s marijuana supporters gathered to pay their homage to the herb. Saturday evening, following their monthly meeting, DFW NORML, once again, held itself up to its “high” standards of event-hosting and hosted its annual Chronica celebration, at Club Dada in Deep Ellum.

The event’s (estimated) 400-500 attendees, (including jolly ol’ St. Chronic and his Modified Mod-Elves,) were invited to enjoy vodka meatballs, chicken burgers, and other tasty treats from Meaty Cut Barbeque, while jamming out to music by The Effinays, Loyal Sally, The Boxer’s Brain, Sally Majestic, and several other local music acts who are also 420 legalization supporters. If all of that wasn’t exciting enough, there was also glass blowing by Glassblowers Anonymous and live art demonstrations by Todd Bott, to accompany the vendors outside, in the patio area.

To top it all off, many guests went home with smiling faces after winning donated raffle items from some of DFW NORML’s greatly appreciated sponsors. These sponsors include: Hempy’s Emporium Ghostlight Concerts, Right Round Productions, Attorneys Busch Ruotolo & Simpson, LLP, Glassblowers Anonymous, Tarrant County Libertarian Party, iamshaun.com, Hass Productions, Stealth Products, Magic-Flight Launch Box, Modified Models, New Graffiti Arts, Grow Your Own, Habits SmokeShop, Filter’s Smoke Shop, Meaty Cut BBQ, LakeNormanBill.com, J$MONEY Productions, Legalize Pot Belly Pigs Co, Groovy Goods, and Doobi.us.

Another successful fundraiser by DFW NORML and the metroplex is “buzzing” in revere! When the smoke cleared, expenses were paid for and the donations counted, #Chronica2013 raised over $2,000 for DFW NORML! We are extremely grateful for these donations because they will enable us to increase community outreach in the 2014, by making it possible to advertise events with various media outlets, such as 89.3 KNON, the Fort Worth Weekly and Dallas Observer. This money will also help us fund our 2014-2015 Texas Cannabis Lobbying Effort, which you can read more about here.

DFW NORML would like to thank these sponsors and its volunteers for their donations and hard work. The chapter would also like to thank the amazingly talented Panic Volcanic, Dielex Kemposed, LooseTemper, -topic and DJ Mike B for their truly dope musical contributions. We hope to have all of you back on a DFW NORML stage very soon! Please remember to check them out on Facebook and support artists that support marijuana law reform. In fact, you should head on over to this page and read about the #Chronica2013 CD we put out to feature some of the 420-friendly acts here in DFW. Click here for pictures of the event.

Here’s to working together to change marijuana laws in Texas in 2014 and the excitement of imagining what we, as a chapter, can accomplish in the coming year!

By: Trish Gallo

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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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