Upcoming Events – February through May 2016
Operation Trapped – Statewide ~ NOW – Many veterans in Texas want a safer alternative to harmful prescription medicine, which can lead to addiction to narcotics and an alarming number of overdose deaths every year. If you are like the thousands of Texas veterans who take cannabis to relieve the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic pain, or other service-related injuries, you are treated like a criminal in Texas. That is wrong, and your voice should be heard. Texas NORML and Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy want to send a message to state lawmakers that it’s time for a better option, and you can help. We have launched a one-year project to collect a single used prescription bottle from every state veteran who wants a safer alternative. Learn how to participate in Operation Trapped HERE.Feb 2016 ~ Launch date for the Marijuana Policy Voter Guide – Election Edition. Find out about the Voter Guide HERE. 2/16-26/16 ~ Early Primary Voting – Learn more about when and where to vote here.
2/20/16 – Statewide Veteran Conference Call – NOON – We will be holding a statewide conference call to discuss Operation Trapped and update Texas Veterans on our strategy. The conference call will be able to hold up to 1000 participants. To participate: dial in #: (641) 715-3580 / access code: 844-552. Follow the event page HERE.
2/23/16 – NORML Veteran and Patient Alliance – Fort Hood Meeting ~ 5pm – Texas NORML is sponsoring a meeting of veterans and patients in the Fort Hood community who are interested in advocating for a medical marijuana program in Texas. This is a family friendly event. Join us to learn about our plans for the 2017 Texas legislative session. Follow the event page HERE.
2/27/16 ~ AIM Fest – Austin ~ 2pm till Midnight – The Austin Instrumental Music Festival provides an atmosphere and culture catered to instrumental music enthusiasts. This is cultivated by musicians, artists and local businesses who are forward thinking and embrace counter culture. Texas NORML has been invited to table at this event. You can learn more about AIM Fest here. The event page is here.2/27&28/16 – Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo – Fort Worth – SWCC Expo will provide an electric environment for industry members, entrepreneurs, local leaders, companies, job seekers and curious individuals to come learn about the industry. More than 300 exhibitors are expected at the two-day event that includes interactive workshops, leading industry guest speakers, business-to-business networking and more. Thousands of attendees from across the Southwest are expected to attend. Texas NORML is a proud sponsor of this event. When checking out, use the discount code TXNORML to get 50% off your passes.3/1/16 ~ Primary Election Day – Learn more about when and where to vote here.3/2/16 – March Open Meeting – Austin ~ 8pm – We hope you’ll join us for the FREE open monthly meeting taking place the FIRST Wednesday of EVERY month, at 8 pm at Flamingo Cantina, 515 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701. Our guest speaker will be Nishi Whiteley, an educator and writer. She will be educating us on the Endocannabinoid System. We will also have patient stories, a recap of the Primary Election results, current events and more! Follow updates via the event page HERE.
3/26/16 – 3rd Annual Puff N Putt Spring Fling – Willie Nelson’s Golf Course – Texas NORML is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Puff-N-Putt Spring Fling. Come and enjoy a day of golf, live music, disc golf, vendors, food, glass blowing and a great day at the legendary Willie Nelson’s Cut-N-Putt Golf Course located in Spicewood, Texas on Saturday, March 26th, 2016. This event is to raise funds for Texas NORML’s mission to gain safe access to cannabis for adults with a focus on supporting Texas Veterans and our fight in the war to re-legalize cannabis. Find out all the details for the event HERE. Purchase your tickets HERE.
4/6/16 – April Open Monthly Meeting – Austin ~ 8pm – We hope you’ll join us for the FREE open monthly meeting taking place the FIRST Wednesday of EVERY month, at 8 pm at Flamingo Cantina, 515 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701. We’ll have a list of upcoming events that Texas NORML will be involved in, updates on some of our events this past month as well as the latest news from around Texas and the US about cannabis law reform. Following the meeting there will be free live Reggae music brought to you by the always amazing Mau Mau Chaplains! Follow the event page for updates HERE.
4/30/16 ~ Austin Muscle Walk in honor of Vincent Lopez – 7:30am in Pfluggerville – Team Hope through Cannabis (THC) is participating in the MDA Muscle Walk, which raises funds for Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy, the condition that took Vincent Lopez, Texas NORML Director of Patient Outreach and Founder of Patient Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics. Participation is free. Join us as we raise awareness, connect with our community and walk the 2-mile course in his honor. Register with our team at the link on this event page. Details will be posted as the event nears so follow the event page here.5/04/16 – May Open Meeting – Austin ~ 8pm – We hope you’ll join us for the FREE open monthly meeting taking place the FIRST Wednesday of EVERY month, at 8 pm at Flamingo Cantina, 515 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701. We’ll have a list of upcoming events that Texas NORML will be involved in, updates on some of our events this past month as well as the latest news from around Texas and the US about cannabis law reform. Following the meeting there will be free live Reggae music brought to you by the always amazing Mau Mau Chaplains! Follow the event page for updates HERE.
5/14/16 – 9th Annual Texas Marijuana March at the Capitol – Austin ~ TBD – SAVE THE DATE! Come participate with Texas NORML in Austin, Texas as we march to the Texas Capitol Building in support of cannabis law reform. Help us bring attention to the failed Drug War and the failed drug policy of prohibition! More Details to come. Follow the event page for updates HERE.