Category: lobbying

NORML Legislative Fly-In Social Media Campaign

Summary: NORML’s Legislative Fly-in is scheduled for May 20th & 21st. For those not able to attend I have put together a list of marijuana-related bills currently pending in Congress as well as the names and Twitter accounts associated with members of specific committees that we plan to target during our social media campaign. By using social media, we will be able to add another layer to our lobbying efforts and will also provide each and every one of our members a chance to have their voice heard on these […]

2015 NORML Legislative Fly-In

Please join NORML on May 20/21 in Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress for passage of cannabis law reform legislation pending before it. You’ve probably seen by now the historically important bill to reform medical cannabis laws introduced in the U.S. Senate. There has never been a more exciting and receptive time to be a cannabis law reform activist in America with this political backdrop: 35 states have passed medical cannabis-related legislation (in 23 of these states patients have functional access to the medicine and legal protections) 17 states have decriminalized […]

This is What Grassroots Marijuana Law Reform Looks Like; Join Us

Marijuana laws are changing across the nation. They are changing because stakeholders are becoming actively involved in their own liberation by joining groups like NORML, forming NORML chapters, and making their voices heard. NORML has always relied on the efforts of our regional affiliates – people like you – to personally spread the NORML message to local and state lawmakers. On Saturday, members of one such regional NORML affiliate, the northern Virginia chapter of NORML, presented an articulate, persuasive, and coordinated message to their elected officials: ‘It’s time to stop […]

Medical Marijuana: Students and Seniors Lobby Congress

Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the Silver Tour will convene a medical marijuana training session and lobby day in Washington D.C. to encourage Congress and the Obama Administration to allow states greater autonomy to create their own cannabis policies without political pressure from the federal government. Lobby training session is scheduled for Sunday, June 16, with legislative lobbying all day Monday, June 17. For more information about the schedule, speakers and activities, please visit here. Joining SSDP is the senior citizen medical cannabis educational project The Silver Tour, which […]

The High Times Interview: NORML’s Head ‘Head’

By Rick Cusick, Associate Publisher, High Times Magazine
Allen St. Pierre was born in Belfast, ME to an upper-middle-class blue-collar commercial fishing family. He had an almost cinematic upbringing on scenic Cape Cod, where his family continues to own a variety of water-born businesses. To this day, he says, “my father doesn’t know where the front-door […]