Thousands of marijuana activists expected to march on Dallas City Hall
Following the success of a major rally held earlier this year, marijuana activists plan to march on Dallas City Hall this coming Saturday.
Organized the DFW NORML, a local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, the group expects thousands to turn out. Earlier this year the group saw around 2,000 people march on the Tarrant County Courthouse in downtown Fort Worth.
A recent press release states, “working in conjunction with the city of Dallas Special Events Office and the Dallas Police Department, this will be an historic event for marijuana law reform in the Lone Star State where marijuana consumers and non-toking lovers of liberty alike will peacefully assemble, protest and march for a new approach to criminal marijuana prohibition.”
Speakers include Texas farmers, medical marijuana patients, attorneys, candidates for office, veterans, activists, and nine-year-old Alexis Bortell.
Bortell is a young girl from Texas who suffers from ‘generalized epilepsy’ which essentially is a diagnosis for seizures of unknown origin. Cannabis has been shown to be effective in reducing seizure activity and many have flocked to states where medical marijuana is available for children in order to seek treatment.
The event begins at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 and will take place at Dallas City Hall, located at 1500 Marilla St, Dallas, Texas 75201.
Around 3:30 p.m. the march will begin at city hall where activists will march to Dealey Plaza.
Merchandise will be available for purchase from DFW NORML as well as local businesses supporting the event. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase and restroom facilities will be provided as well.
“Join us as we take back our hemp heritage at this peaceful protest and together we’ll continue ending cannabis prohibition one Texan at a time. Isn’t it high time YOU got involved? Do your part and contact your local TV, radio, print or web news outlet and urge them to cover the #Dallas420March.”
Find more information at the group’s event page on Facebook.