The "Journey for Justice,
Texas Style" is set to begin today in Houston (Friday, 9/22) traveling
for a week through the Lone Star State to conclude at the Governor's Mansion
in Austin on the afternoon of September 29.
Based on previous Journeys
for Justice in Florida, Wisconsin, and Ohio, the Texas event came together
at the thirteenth annual Drug Policy Foundation conference in Washington
in May. There, the Drug Policy Foundation of Texas teamed up with
the Cannabis Action Network and the November Coalition to plan the march.
The journey has two primary purposes: to call attention to the huge number
of non-violent drug offenders imprisoned in Texas and to emphasize the
continuing need to make medical marijuana available to those who need it.
The journey will make several
stops on the 180-mile route between Houston and Austin, including prison
vigils and a memorial for victims of prohibition in Hempstead. Visit
for further information.
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Issue #152, 9/22/00
A Tale of Two Drug Cultures: British Columbia Marijuana Industry Thrives While Hard Drug Harm Reduction Faces Crisis | HEA Update: RaiseYourVoice.com Updated, Campus Press Outreach Begins, Your Help Needed | Follow That Story: Bush Accedes to Police Chiefs' Call for National Commission on Criminal Justice, Gore Waffles | New Hemispheric Parliamentary Group Urged to Put Drug Legalization on Its Agenda | Islands in the Sun: Jamaica and New Zealand to Study Cannabis Reforms, Guam Court Okays Sacramental Smoking | Texas Journey for Justice Beginning Today (9/22) | Congress Again Bars Needle Exchange Funding for DC, Restricts Existing Program | Critique of Combined Meth and Club Drug Bill, by the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics | Event Calendar | Editorial: Schism of Silence
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