Date announced for Dallas marijuana protest march
DFW NORML has announced Saturday, October 18 as the date for their second marijuana march of 2014.
After boasting a crowd of over 2,000 people who marched through downtown Fort Worth back in May to protest in front of the courthouse, the non-profit marijuana advocacy organization aims to recreate that magic, this time in Dallas.
The location has not yet been secured as the group waits for permits to clear, but the date is set. Details on where everything is happening will be released within the next few days.
They made the announcement through their event page on Facebook, stating:
Do you support medical marijuana, industrial hemp or the recreational use of marijuana by responsible adults? Are you tired of seeing your tax dollars wasted on the failed strategy of prohibition jails more of our citizens than any other country in the world? As the laws surrounding marijuana continue to change around the country, Texas continues to prosecute and jail thousands of its citizens every year simply for the possession of marijuana, something that is no longer a crime in over half of the rest of the country. Do we continue to “hope” for a “change” on a Federal level or are we willing to take to the streets in support of progress, compassion and sensibility?
Just like last time there will be speakers, booths, live music, and a protest march.
The event kicks off at 1:00 p.m., goes until 6:00 p.m., and is free to attend. Organizers are promoting this as a family friendly event and many brought their whole family in May, children included.