Rally for medical marijuana in Fort Worth draws about 500
A rally in Fort Worth for medical marijuana dubbed the Cowtown Medical Cannabis Rally drew about 500 attendees according DFW NORML, the non-profit organization which put on the event.
Held at Trinity Park, several patients, veterans, and activists spoke about their personal experiences and the need for a medical marijuana program in Texas.
Executive Director of DFW NORML, Shaun McAlister, stated that it’s all about bringing awareness to what patients are enduring.
“We need a compassionate medical marijuana program, and this rally shows that we care about the patients in Texas and helping save lives,” McAlister says.
He says that there is a lack of good information for both doctors and patients, and for those who are suffering, he doesn’t want them to have to resort to the black market to obtain their medicine.
“We’re losing too many patients, they’re either dying or moving away, and that’s not the kind of attitude that is going to keep people referring to us as ‘the great state of Texas’,” he stated.
The aim is to make discussion of medical marijuana less taboo so that patients and doctors can more openly discuss the possibilities of what medical cannabis can do for people.
The Texas legislature is set to take up several cannabis related bills this session, including a whole plant medical marijuana bill.
To see all of the speeches, visit the DFW NORML YouTube Page.