Over 100 rally for marijuana reform in Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi participated in the Global Marijuana March on Saturday and drew over 100 participants.
Organized by the Corpus Christi chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, the group aimed to raise awareness about the need to reform marijuana laws in Texas.
Kyle Hoelscher, the executive director of the non-profit group, says that the city was very accommodating, and that “this was our first major event and we had no problems, even though we have a giant carnival in town right now.”
Hoelscher, who is a local attorney, stated “I see it every day through my office, when we could just change the law easily and simply like so many other states have done and have a better society, more money and keep people out of the jails.”
People at the rally wanted to raise awareness for both the need to stop criminalizing marijuana, and how people can benefit from medical marijuana.
“If we go out and show people that there is public support in places where there’s typically not, places like Corpus Christi, then we’ll get people who will change their mind and who will start opening their mind to the possibilities” Hoelscher stated.
The march in Corpus Christi was one of five similar marches across the state slated for the first weekend in May.
By: Stephen Carter
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