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NORML advanced to Round 2 of the Super Bowl contest! The next round will be selected on October 29th, so keep voting!
In light of their potential Super Bowl ad, we thought we’d share a little more information about the organization. NORML also happens to have a Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter (“ending cannabis prohibition one Texan at a time”), so you should feel free to get involved with them if you’re interested.
As we mentioned before, NORML is a non-profit organization working to reform marijuana laws. They have regional chapters all over the nation, and their mission is to educate the public, serve as an advocate for consumers and lobby for reform legislature.
With their home base in Washington D.C., NORML was founded in 1970 with the hopes of giving responsible marijuana smokers a voice in the public policy debate. During its first several founding years, NORML led the efforts to decriminalize minor marijuana offenses in 11 states and lower marijuana penalties in all others. Today, NORML continues fighting to reform state and federal marijuana laws through voter initiative and through legislature.
In the midst of government anti-marijuana propaganda, NORML provides a reasonable perspective to national media and the public. They lobby in support of reform legislation, host an incredible website and an annual conference, and serve as the major national network of citizen-activists committed to legalizing marijuana.
Their sister organization is the NORML Foundation, which sponsors public advertising campaigns, provides legal assistance and support to victims of the current laws, and undertakes research. While gifts to NORML itself are not tax-deductible because they lobby for state and federal legislature, the NORML Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and those gifts are tax-deductible.
DFW NORML is an arm of NORML dedicated to legalizing marijuana in Texas. They support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes, responsible adult use, and the production of industrial hemp. If you’re interested in checking it out, their next meeting is October 26 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Whiskey Girl Saloon in Fort Worth. Meetings are free and open to the public, and you don’t have to be a current member to attend. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or a schedule of events, visit www.dfwnorml.org. Maybe we’ll see you at a meeting!
What would make for a more interesting Super Bowl ad than beer? How about marijuana?
This year, we may actually see it happen. Intuit recently launched a competition offering small businesses the opportunity to win a professionally produced commercial during the Super Bowl. All it takes to become a finalist is gaining the most online votes, and right now, marijuana policy reform group NORML is in the lead.
NORML is a nonprofit, public-interest lobby that for more than 40 years has provided a voice for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition. Their mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable. NORML has regional chapters all across America, including a Dallas/Fort Worth chapter.
The contest will consist of several rounds and an Intuit staff selection, but winning this round will qualify NORML as a finalist. According to the Huffington Post, Intuit has expressed no bias against the reform group, commenting that they “have no stance on medical marijuana as a company. By design, we’ve had a diverse range of businesses entering Small Business Big Game and sharing their unique stories with the world.”
For more information, visit www.norml.org. To watch the entry and vote for NORML’s ad to run during the Super Bowl, visit https://www.smallbusinessbiggame.com/DC/NORML/385426.