NORML Resource Guide: Engaging Effective Activism During the COVID-19 Pandemic

NORML Resource Guide: Engaging Effective Activism During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Even during these uncertain times, NORML’s mission remains the same. In fact, one can argue that our mission now is more important than ever before. “NORML’s 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.” Download the Resource Guide During this worldwide health emergency, it is more important than ever that patients have safe, above-ground, uninterrupted access to lab-tested cannabis medicine. It is more important than ever that police and prosecutors do not waste limited resources targeting marijuana consumers. It is more important than ever that America’s prisons and jails no longer incarcerate those charged with marijuana-related activities. It is more important than ever that essential cannabis retailers have equal access to banking and small business financial assistance. But while NORML’s mission hasn’t changed, advocates’ methods for accomplishing these goals have had to adapt. During this pandemic, reformers can no longer hold large public rallies. It remains unclear when Congress will return to Capitol Hill and resume regular order. In many parts of the country, state and local legislatures are closed indefinitely — making it impossible at this time to lobby for specific legislative changes in state and local laws. In most states, constituents cannot at this time even schedule a face-to-face meeting with their lawmakers. Given this new reality, how do activists effectively make their voices heard and continue to advocate for…

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