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Thousands expected at Fort Worth Global Marijuana March

A scene from 2015 in Fort Worth as thousands marched through downtown in support of changing marijuana laws in Texas.
A scene from 2015 in Fort Worth as thousands marched through downtown in support of changing marijuana laws in Texas.

The Global Marijuana March returns to Fort Worth this month with a lineup of speakers, bands, and a rally at the Tarrant County Courthouse.

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.

Around 3,000 turned out for the march in 2015, and this year DFW NORML, the non-profit which organizes the event, has permitted for 5,000 attendees.

Over the last decade, an average of 72,000 people have been arrested each year in Texas alone for marijuana. The Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex is home to over 6 million Texans alone.

This marks the fourth year of the Global Marijuana March in Fort Worth, and it is expected to be much like previous years.

The event kicks off at noon with speakers and live music at Hyde Park in downtown Fort Worth until 2:30 pm at which point the march to the courthouse will begin. At 4 pm the march back to the park will begin and the event is scheduled to conclude at 5 pm.

Speakers include licensed healthcare professionals, military veterans from the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, a Statistics Professor at TCC, a writer for Huffington Post, a Mayoral Candidate for the city of Whitewright, numerous Texas medical patients who need medical marijuana and more.

The event is free to attend and family friendly. Restrooms will be provided onsite.

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a 30 year old 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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1 Comment

  1. SK Shanet
    May 13, 2016 at 3:47 am

    Thank you for pushing this law through. I am a retired AF Veteran and sure could benefit from the medicinal properties in MJ.