Join the Marijuana Union!

mjunionupdateWith just a few weeks left in 2016, NORML is gearing up for what will be, without a doubt, one of the most eventful and important years in the history marijuana law reform.

In order to be able to advocate and lobby in as many states as possible in 2017, we need the funding to do so. NORML has always been a purely grassroots organization and we have no single major funder bankrolling our operations. What we do have is thousands of people like yourself who care an awful lot and step up to chip in what they can. However, if we want to have the most impactful political strategy and ground game possible, we need to be able to budget in advance. By signing up as a monthly contributor, you give us the ability to plan for the long term and be the most effective voice for marijuana consumers we can be.

We’re asking you to join us as a member of the “Marijuana Union” and support NORML’s important work on an ongoing basis.

With eight states and the District of Columbia legalizing marijuana for adult use and more than half of the country allowing for the medical use of marijuana, it is time we double down on our efforts and finish the job. As we’ve done since 1970, NORML will be on the frontline fighting for legalization nationwide. Will you stand with us?

We’ve set a goal of having 100 supporters sign up before January 1st. Can you help us reach that goal and spread the seeds of legalization nationwide? Join the Marijuana Union today!

Supporters who sign up for a sustaining monthly membership not only get the above products as a thank you, but will also receive exclusive email updates from National NORML staff, invitations to conference calls with experts on marijuana policy, members only merchandise, and more.

Together, we WILL end marijuana prohibition.

Thanks for all your hard work and support,

The NORML Team

8 thoughts

  1. Robert Reich’s Trump Syndromes (edited):

    1. Normalizer Syndrome. You want to believe Trump will be just another president – more conservative and pompous than most, but one who will make rational decisions once in office.

    You are under a grave delusion. Trump has a serious personality disorder and will pose a clear and present danger to America and the world.

    2. Outrage Numbness Syndrome. You are no longer outraged by what Trump says or what he does – because you’ve gone numb. You’ve shut down emotionally. Maybe you’ve even stopped reading the news.

    You need to get back in touch with your emotions and reengage with what’s happening.

    3. Cynical Syndrome. You’ve become so cynical about the whole system – the Democrats who gave up on the working class and thereby opened the way for Trump, the Republicans who suppressed votes around the country, the media that gave Trump all the free time he wanted, the establishment that rigged the system – that you say the hell with it. Let Trump do his worst. How much worse can it get?

    You need to wake up. It can get a lot worse.

    4. Helpless Syndrome. You aren’t in denial. You know that nothing about this is normal; you haven’t become numb or stopped reading the news; you haven’t succumbed to cynicism. You desperately want to do something to prevent what’s about to occur. But you don’t know what to do. You feel utterly powerless and immobilized.

    Millions of others feel equally powerless. But taking action – demonstrating, resisting, objecting, demanding, speaking truth, joining with others, making a ruckus, and never ceasing to fight Trump’s pending tyranny – will empower you.

    If you find yourself falling into one or more of these syndromes, I urge you to pull yourself out. We need you in the peaceful resistance army, starting January 20.


    This will probably post by the time electors vote on Monday, but contact your elector and tell them that even Mitt Romney would be better than Trump.

    And if you havnt gone to the take action link yet make sure you contact your Senators and block a Sessions nomination.

    I made myself a continuous doner. This helps NORML budget into the New Year so we can take on the myriad challenges of a prohibitionist federal government while state and international legalization surges on. Please consider donating at least $10 a month on a regular basis and we WILL legalize marijuana!

  3. N.O.R.M.L. is a great network of brilliant and talented people. The reason that cannabis is legal recreationally and medicinally all across America is because of the members who have worked so hard for so long to make this dream a reality. I am with you.

    Help us in Virginia to at least have marijuana available for medicinal purposes. We have seen what our brothers and sisters have done in other states and it is because of commitment, purpose and ingenuity but most of all it been a long and tortuous journey and you now have won because you really have earned the right because of pure, hard sweat.

    We at Virginia N.O.R.M.L. are going to win too! There are so many great people here that deserve this herb and it would make our life so much better.

    I am happy to be a part of something that is right, good and just and this organization has been around for such a long time. Thank you.

  4. While we ponder tortuously what the electoral college is voting for after writing to our electors about a fascist prohibitionist coup, emolument clause violations to the Constitution and the economic threat of collaboration with a hostile foreign government, (which presumably we won’t know the answer to until VP Biden reads the votes on January 6th), let’s follow up on the developing story behind the story over marijuana legalization:
    The behind the scenes war over whole plant treatment v. synthetic patented “medicine.”

    Dr. Sue Sisley continues to appeal to new Universities and Colleges to continue her vital research of whole plant treatment, most passionately for PTS with our veterans of US combat. Now that state marijuana reform elections revealed what we activists all suspected, that evil pharmaceutical industries producing synthetics like fentanyl from Insys Therapeutics in Arizona were some of the political monetary driving force in getting Dr Sue Sisley fired from the University of Arizona and ultimately defeating legalization in that state, we can reflect upon the developing federal war of words over what “medicine” really is, and who the profiteers of prohibition and “blood money” really are.
    We now know that states that have legalized marijuana have decreased rates of addiction and suicide due to synthetic opiates, cutting into Big Pharma’s main profit margins.
    We also know that although the DEA has allowed more cannabis supplies from the unconstitutional monopoly in the government farm at Ol’ Miss, these supplies are being used primarily for synthetic manufacturing and tested largely on animals, not humans.
    (To be continued…)

  5. But one thing the above linked article from the Times (previous post) does not mention is that a major part of the driving force behind prohibition and getting crucial researchers like Dr. Sisley fired is not simply the complex state politics paid for by profiteers of death like Insys, although clearly that’s a major obstacle. Nor is it simply all the real estate and construction moguls with their hands in the dough of illegal marijuana trafficking, or old billionaires that own Discount Tires, casinos or PayPal that erroneously believe their child’s addiction was gatewayed by marijuana when we know the gateway to deadlier drugs is a lethal synthetic patenting system under prohibition itself.
    What the article missed is the money coming to Universities and local governments from FEDERAL GRANTS that cut research funds involved with whole plant cannabis. This federal research money is funneled through the Office of National Drug Control Policy, enforced by the DEA behind closed doors, sometimes even closed to the Attorney General. The greatest act of treason of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 is to force the ONDCP to use our federal tax dollars to deny the medical efficacy of whole plant cannabis.

    The one reason why I chose not to pursue a career Today, medical school is more about regurgitating flavor-of-the-day patents for synthetic medicines for the pharmaceutical shareholders and Federal grants of the University who wrote the exams than researching whole plant medicine out in the field, with real human beings. Even in public School High we realize our American medical system is not about treating illness with balance whole plant synergy; it is about profiting from it with a synthetic patent of suffering and death.

    In that sense, (educating our electoral college notwithstanding) it is any wonder how our individual choice to consume whole plant medicine over deadly synthetic drugs is the most significant vote we can make of all?

  6. Does it give me any hiring points if I’m in the union, you know, like veteran’s points? Some unions hire from within first to fill vacancies, and dues-paying members out of work or looking to change jobs get dibs over non-union members. If it’s a plus with potential employers I’ll include it on the job application or on the resume, whichever the employer wants, realizing if a non-union member is the best candidate that s/he will get the job over me. Argh, my present job is a big bundle of grief I have to take from people and smile while their treating me like shit and nothing I do is ever good enough and the amount of work I do is never enough even if it’s the work of 1 and half or two people. Barry, can’t you do anything for legalization? Poor folks are toiling under the present Jim Crow cannabis prohibition at the bottom of the economic food chain.

  7. This “logic” seems to be “I don’t like Trump therefore: He’s a Nazi, wants nuclear holocaust, and kicks dogs.” Grow up and give this guy a chance.

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