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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW) – A global march for marijuana rights takes place tomorrow – and one of the largest rallies in the Southwest United States will be in downtown Fort Worth.

Organizers are expecting about 5,000 people to converge in downtown Fort Worth at noon Saturday to call for changes in marijuana laws.

Shaun McAlister, the Executive Director of the DFW chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, says too many people are being treated as criminals for possessing marijuana.

“People have had their kids taken away, drivers license, student aid  – all of these things you stand to lose, especially in Texas, if you are caught with a little bit of weed. It’s absurd.” said McAlister.

McAlister points out that NORML is not about advocating the use of marijuana. Instead, the organization is aiming to decriminalize it.

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