Lubbock in ‘solidarity’ for Global Marijuana March
Lubbock will be getting its first taste of the Global Marijuana March the first Saturday of 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.
The first event of its kind in Lubbock is being organized by Hub City NORML, and the non-profit organization says that the area is an important site for a march.
“Each and every city involved in the Global Marijuana March is important for reasons related to solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the planet,” says Jake Syma, the group’s communications director. “Lubbock is not a friendly stadium for a NORML chapter to play in, nor for our patients to medicate in, nor for our consumers to recreate in.”
He adds, “Our citizens really need to see something like this in the thick of our mayoral race, and our area politicians need to see this with an eye toward the upcoming Texas legislative session.”
Over the last decade, an average of 72,000 people each year have been arrested in Texas alone for marijuana.
The march will start at the northeast corner of 18th and Ave Q near the Whataburger and across from the Lubbock ISD system office on Saturday, May 7 at 1 pm and will end at the Lubbock County Courthouse.
To see all of the marches taking place in Texas that day, click here.