Monday, August 19, 2019

On Building A More NORML Nation

August 19, 2019


NORML's mission is straightforward: To end criminal cannabis prohibition and to assure that responsible adults have legal access to high-quality marijuana that is safe, convenient, and affordable.

Since its founding in 1970, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to the practice of arresting marijuana consumers. As a nonprofit public interest advocacy group, NORML represents the interests of the tens of millions of Americans who consume marijuana responsibly, with over 165 chapters across the United States and internationally.

For nearly 50 years, NORML led the successful efforts to reform local, state, and federal marijuana laws -- as well as to change public opinion. Today, NORML continues to lead this fight through our legal, lobbying, and public education efforts. Among other activities, NORML serves as an informational resource to the public and the national media on all topics specific to cannabis, marijuana policy, and the law; lobbies local, state, and federal legislators in support of reform legislation; publishes a regular newsletter; hosts an annual conference; places op-eds and letters to the editor in newspapers throughout the country, publishes timely and important reports and white papers, and serves as the umbrella group for a national network of citizen-activists committed to ending prohibition and legalizing marijuana.

We rely on our NORML Legal Committee (NLC), composed of over 500 top-notch criminal defense attorneys, to inform us of current trends in law enforcement and important judicial decisions, to provide NORML with copies of relevant briefs and other legal documents, and to make themselves available to provide expert legal assistance in important cases. If you or someone you know is ever in need of an attorney for a marijuana related charge or advice, be sure to visit our "Find a Lawyer" section.

Our sister organization, the NORML Foundation, sponsors public advertising campaigns to better educate the public about marijuana and alternatives to current marijuana policy; provides legal support and other resources to assist victims of the current laws; and undertakes relevant research.

With all of that said, we can't do all of this without your help! Please consider making a one-time contribution or sign up to be a sustaining supporter to advance our efforts. Our work is supported by thousands of people just like you, with an average contribution of just $28 dollars, and for that we cannot be more thankful.

Thanks for joining with us to end marijuana prohibition, once and for all.
The NORML Team

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1 comment:

  1. So, let me get this straight. In today's world, the norm is to get high on medicinal marijuana, right? Its no longer normal to be totally drug free? Hmmm...things sure to change, right? There was a time when the best thing to drink was coffee, and it was quite ok to stay home and be with the family. Now, the entire family is stressed to the point of needing medicinal marijuana just to survivie. You just never know what a day will bring, right?