Thanks for contacting NORML and having a keen interest in NORML’s longstanding pro-reform advocacy efforts. Since 1970 (and later, in 1997, the NORML Foundation) assists the victims of cannabis prohibition as well as representing the interests and concerns of the tens of millions of Americans who responsibly consume cannabis.
Your email was forwarded to me for a reply.
Generally speaking NORML does not promote third party petitions as many of these sites are more for marketing (capturing email addresses) than changing laws (ie, online petitions have no effect on laws).
Education, legislation and litigation, none of it in support of reform is made possible without the support of stakeholders like you.
Kind regards, thanks again for your interest and support,
NORML Foundation intern
1600 K St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
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I have removed some minor details at the end of their response as I do not support NORML’s costly events that are ways for them to make money and pay their employees. That’s right I said “employees” NORML is supposed to be non-profit, but have been accepting donations for the drug war for 41 years. Now why someone that has thrived off these “donations,” and became rich off these “donations” have any interest in ending the drug war and ending these “donations?”
The fact of the matter is that Change.org, Care2, and some of the other petition sites have caused things to pass and change to be made. This is something NORML denied in their response. I'm willing to bet that they hadn't even taken a look at my petition that I forwarded to them. If they had they would have realized that the information contained within it is the best information possible to use in the reform efforts.
As for their e-mail capture reference, I have never once received spam e-mail from any petition site! E-mail capture is used for the sale of your information to third party companies such as spammers for profitable reasons!