NORML Women’s Alliance Celebrates 3 Year Anniversary

In January 2010, NORML launched what would become one of the most successful programs in the history of the organization. The NORML Women’s Alliance also became the first nationwide female outreach program ever created in the marijuana and drug law reform movement. This month, January 2013, marks the third anniversary of that program. The following video is a compilation showing some of the highlights and achievements of the NORML Women’s Alliance throughout the last three years.

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  1. We are developing a television series for a major network to examine the impact of our new marijuana laws in Washington. We’d like to talk to people who are on the front edge of the movement; growers; medical MJ providers; long time users and activists who can help us understand this journey, impact and concerns.
    Contact Deborah K (story producer) at give me a phone number and I’ll call you
    Thanks you for your help

  2. Senator Dawkins of Mississippi has a new Medical Marijuana bill for 2013 SB2369 Let’s get out and support her to get this done. Get the word out to everyone to contact your reps.

  3. Deborah,Is this going to be shown nationwide?We could really use everyone’s support in these states that really don’t want to give up prohibition.I think that it is going to take bombarding every politician with emails from every last one of us.There’s still some in the closet,would you please step out and tell every politician that you want this plant legal!

  4. I love the women of NORML and wish you all the very best!!!

    It is just so sad that our nations leaders (98 percent roughly) are such narrow minded fools regarding prohibition. We all have our work cut out for us when even a choom gang member doesn’t support legalization.

    Perhaps you ladies could catch the ear of the First Lady and she could in turn speak to her husband…

    Thank You very much for all you do!!,

  5. Thank God for these wonderful ladies, the united and unstoppable force. You go girls, luv ya!

  6. And another Great Women Senator Dawkins has submitted a MMJ bill for the 5th straight year in Mississippi…. Thanks Senator Dawkins.

  7. Thank you ladies, However with our victorys in Washigton and Colorado it seems that some people have just got more hatefull,”Like my boss, and my older brother.” Idaho is not a safe state right now. Our drunk republicains club at the Boise state house does not support legalaztion.

  8. I’m sure everyone understands that whatever the NORML Women’s Alliance does in the United States will have influence worldwide.

    Nearly half of $igarette sales in India consist of beedies, which are nicotine tobacco $igarettes rolled in a tendu leaf instead of paper.

    “Over 3 million Indians are employed in the manufacture of beedies,[19] a cottage industry that is typically done by women in their homes.[20]

    “Workers roll an average of 500–1000 beedies per day, handling 225–450 grams of tobacco flake.[21] Studies have shown that cotinine levels in the bodily fluids of beedi workers are elevated even among those who do not use tobacco.[21]” — Wikipedia

    Progress toward cannabis legalization will mean an end to the danger of being caught, arrested, disgraced, expelled, banished, disowned, blacklisted etc. for the crime of possessing a harm (dosage) reduction utensil– 25-mg vape tokes instead of hot burning monoxide $igarette “smoking”. Not only cannabis users but tobacco users will be free to obtain cannabinoids, nicotine or any herbal inspirant or medication without lighting up 450 mg at a time. $igarette smoking is said to be costing over 1,000,000 lives a year in India alone and a similar number in China.

    Can American women (in Seattle, Denver or anywhere) now pioneer, entrepreneurize, create an exemplary dosage regulation utensil (one-hitters, choomettes, kiserus, midwakhs, sebsis etc.) industry, toward a version of which women in India will then be free to convert their handworkerly energies, bringing about the greatest public health triumph in the history of their country?

  9. I have been an active marijuana smoker since I was about 15. I learned about Norml through a friend about 11 yrs ago and have been an active follower ever since. I am now a 31 yr old mother of two beautiful daughters ages 10 yrs and 14 months, as well as a mother to what should have been a rowdy 5yr old boy but unfortunately he was taken to soon. I’m also what society would call a failure. I’m living off the government because I’m disabled due to multiple mental diagnosis. I found a drug that helped me cope with these issues during the onset of them when I was 15, but unfortunately Marijuana is illegal, and even more unfortunate is the the rap sheet to go with it. What’s even worse, is that all of my charges combined (what I was caught with) isn’t even enough to roll a full sized joint. I know that I’m constantly risking loosing my children or even my SSI due to my using, but I’ve tried more man made medicines than I can even remember or name only to find out that that cocktail or this cocktail wasn’t working at all…worked for a week then nothing, made things worse. The rapid cycling, mood swings, medicine hopping or other side effects aren’t just effecting MY life anymore. I don’t feel that I nor my family should suffer through all of that unnecessary pain and heartache for man made chemicals, when there is a natural plant that keeps me “normal” with side effects that aren’t harmful to my family or I unless its coming from a legal stand point. I haven’t been able to accomplish much in my life and besides my family, I have hours of free time that I feel is wasted. I want to become more involved in the ending of this stupid drug war, but can’t donate because I don’t have the extra funds or help with events because I lack transportation. The other thing I would LOVE to accomplish, is creating a charity for convicted felons. Oh…big dreams, with a lot of hope in my heart. If any of you could help me or guide me towards becoming a stronger advocate in ending this debt incurring useless “War on Drugs”…,feels more like a war on the economy….please help me find the right steps to take.

  10. Amen Jamie! Sounds , feels, and is a reality. This is what the truth of it is. The war on drugs is a childish thing for our nation to be doing. Deal with things that really matter as a real government . If a simple plant can trip you up, then what good are you to any of us. There is more important issues at hand. I urge you to do what is right. When you speak of cannabis dangers it sounds like you are speaking and describing man made substances instead.

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