It’s already been an eventful 2018 for pot in Texas.
A 12-year-old girl whose family fled North Texas for greater access to medical marijuana in Colorado, and her co-complainants, were heard by a Manhattan judge in their suit against the federal government to change marijuana laws throughout the U.S.
But the folks running the 2018 DFW Marijuana March aren’t complacent.
The executive director of the DFW chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Shaun McAlister, announced the date, time and location of this year’s march Friday. It will start at Burnett Park in downtown Fort Worth for the third consecutive year and is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The DFW Marijuana March of 2018 is officially confirmed for Saturday May 12 at Burnett Park in Fort Worth! Mark your calendars! Herb’s the word. #dfwmjmarch
Posted by Shaun McAlister on Friday, February 16, 2018
“DFW NORML board members met with Fort Worth special events, Fort Worth Police Department, Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Worth Fire and like always, they expressed interest in working with us,” McAlister said during a Facebook Live video. “I can tell they want to work with us on this to ensure safety, and they want to protect our first amendment rights.”
The group pushed its march back one week from last year, when it conflicted with both Cinco de Mayo and Mayfest, but still drew at least 1,000, and probably closer to 2,000 participants, to Burnett Park.
On a day like Marijuana March day, protecting the pot advocates’ first amendment rights trumps the opportunity for the bicycle police to make small-time drug busts in the