Keep NORML In Mind for End-of-Year Charitable Giving

Washington, DC: As we approach the end of the year, most Americans give some consideration to making charitable contributions to help others, contributions that can be taken as a tax deduction on one’s 2011 federal and state tax returns.

Donations to the NORML Foundation, a 501(c3) educational foundation, fully qualify for a tax-deductible charitable contribution. The Foundation was established in 1997 to better educate the public about marijuana and marijuana policy options, and to assist victims of the current laws.

“For four decades NORML and the NORML Foundation have relied on contributions from supportive individuals to fund our work, and that support is especially important as we head into the New Year,” said NORML and NORML foundation Executive Director Allen St. Pierre. “I urge those who support the full legalization of marijuana for adults, regardless of why they smoke, to make a generous end-of-the-year donation today to the NORML Foundation.”

Donations of appreciated stock can maximize one’s giving and tax-planning efficiency.

Contributions can be made online at the following location:

To make a major gift of cash, stocks or in-kind donations of goods or services (i.e., a retailer who is a NORML supporter just donated 1,000 odorless backpacks to the organization for fundraising!), please contact NORML’s executive director Allen St. Pierre at 202-483-5500 or