Global Marijuana March
Last Updated on Monday, 5 May 2014 09:40
Written by theglasshousetx
Monday, 5 May 2014 09:40
Last Saturday, May 3, at least 160 cities in 35 countries participated in the Global Marijuana March (GMM), marching in support of marijuana legalization and against “the failed war on cannabis.”
The GMM was created in 1999 by New Yorker Dana Beal, and typically takes place on the first Saturday of May. Despite directly following the fanfare of 4/20 celebrations everywhere, these marches are still pretty successful and draw a hefty crowd.
What else is cool about the Global Marijuana March? The Dallas Fort Worth chapter of NORML used it to unveil the first pro marijuana billboard in North Texas. Maybe you saw it – about .1 mile west of Anglin Drive, and visible from the Westbound lanes. So on Saturday, tons of DFW citizens came to celebrate cannabis at the festival featuring live music, food, speakers, and vendors, then marched to the courthouse at 4:20 p.m.
Take some time to check out the Facebook page for the 2014 Global Marijuana March hosted by DFW NORML. Not only will you find a slew of photos from the event to get you even more psyched about legalization efforts in Texas, but you’ll also find inspiring stories posted by all kinds of supporters – from hippies to soccer moms.
If you were there on Saturday, we’d love to see your photos and hear your stories. Feel free to post them to our Facebook page and share them with our friends and followers!