Can you smell it? It’s the smell of victory!
At a time when news comes fast and furious, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of it all. So we’d like to take a moment to remind you of some of the amazing events that have transpired over just the past month.
June 16: The Texas GOP added marijuana decriminalization and medical cannabis planks to their party’s platform.
June 19: A new nationwide poll reported that 68 percent of US voters back legalizing marijuana — the highest percentage of support ever recorded!
June 20: Canada became the second country in the world to formally approve adult marijuana use, production, and sales, and announced October 17, 2018 as the effective legalization date.
June 23: The Texas Democratic party added marijuana legalization as a plank to their party’s platform.
June 25: The FDA approved the first-ever plant-based marijuana medicine for the treatment of intractable pediatric epilepsy.
June 26: Oklahoma became the 31st state to legalize medical cannabis access, passing one of the most patient-centric medical marijuana programs ever.
June 27: The Senate’s leading Democrat introduced landmark legislation to deschedule cannabis and expunge past convictions.
Yes, indeed, we ARE winning — and with your continued support we are not going to get “tired of winning” any time soon.
When NORML was founded in 1970, the deck was stacked against us and only 12% of Americans supported reform. Now, the dominos are falling in our favor, one by one — one city and one state at a time. That is because good folks like you are stepping up, speaking out, and demanding to be heard. Together, we are effectively pushing statewide reforms through ballot boxes and legislatures from coast to coast and nearly every state in between. Thank you for pledging your support for the end of federal prohibition by continuing to be an active part of NORML and the marijuana law reform movement.
Are you tired of winning? I didn’t think so. Help us achieve even more important victories in the weeks and months ahead.
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Author: Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director