Virginia NORML is pleased to introduce Pamela Novy as its new Executive Director.
Virginia NORML is not so much a traditional chapter as it is a framework for action that provides support and guidance for the state’s Regional Chapters. Meetings and events in the state happen primarily at the Regional Chapter level, while VANORML itself consists only of a Board of Directors -- a dozen folks from various chapters. These volunteers lead a variety of Action Teams that engage other supporters from around the state. If you are truly fired up to change the laws, we hope that you will contact us and join one of these committees -- there are ALWAYS interesting projects available, and the more help we have, the faster we will achieve our goals.Read more
Please take a moment to read this, so you can effectively benefit from Virginia NORML’s social media efforts.Read more
For two rainy and unseasonably cool late May days, 18 dedicated Virginia marijuana law reformers took time off from their personal obligations to learn advanced lobbying techniques and then lobby Congress on behalf of the current slate of federal marijuana reform bills. This was national NORML's Legislative Fly-in, and it attracted activist superstars from around the country to the campus of George Washington University to learn how to lobby more effectively.
On May 13, marijuana reform activists from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC gathered for the second annual Vanguard Awards to celebrate achievements in marijuana policy reform and to honor those who are leading the charge. It was great to bring so many regional activists together. We can build synergy and enthusiasm in the reform movement by working collaboratively, and the success of this event proves just that!
Act now to get the early bird rate and best hotel options! Register on-line today to reserve your spot for this educational, inspirational event.
Winning Reform: Virginia NORML endorsement pushes a strong pro-cannabis candidate to victory in the 45th House district primary!
On Tuesday, June 9, 28% of primary voters in Virginia's 45th House District supported Mark Levine, pushing him past four challengers for the open seat and carrying him into November's general election for the Virginia House of Delegates. He benefited from an endorsement by Virginia NORML, a fast-growing organization of over 10,000 supporters advocating for sensible marijuana policy in the Commonwealth.Read more
Takoma Wellness: A Look At How It Could Should Be
Just a few Saturdays ago, we at NoVA NORML had the good fortune of touring the facilities of Takoma Wellness Center, a medical cannabis dispensary in the Takoma neighborhood of D.C.
It was my first time ever in an establishment founded and operated for the purpose of (legally) distributing cannabis, and it was a real eye-opener.Read more
Alexandria, VA – Mark Levine – candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates in Virginia’s 45th District – today received the endorsement of Virginia NORML, the Virginia affiliate of the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws.Read more
The following is an essay by an anonymous Virginian, who is a deeply devout Christian:
I have had two powerful dreams about Cannabis and its spiritual uses. I am a Bible believing, tithing, Christian. I love Jesus with all my heart and work diligently to conform my mind and my life to the Bible. | searched the Bible and prayed faithfully for God’s wisdom on these dreams. I will tell the dreams first and then I will give the Scripture verses that support God’s blessing on all herbs including Cannabis.Read more