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Volunteers needed for the Virgina NORML Voter Guide Project

We must elect representatives to the Virginia General Assembly that understand basic things: marijuana prohibition is a failed policy, patients need legal access to medical cannabis, legalization and regulation will keep pot AWAY from more kids... and so on. In order to help Virginia elect the right candidates this November, Virginia NORML is endeavoring to ask each of the state’s incumbent representatives and declared contenders a series of five questions on their positions. 


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We are seeking volunteers to set up a short meeting with a lawmaker, ask the questions, and report back to us the results. It's an action that EVERY advocate of reform should take at some point, since building a relationship with our lawmakers is crucial to gaining their support for our cause. If you can help with this effort, please contact our Policy Director, Ed McCann as soon as possible -- policy@virginianorml.org

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Take the $100k Marijuana Independence Challenge!

Win Independence from Marijuana Prohibition by Supporting Virginia NORML Today!
 
Bottom line – Virginia CAN end prohibition within the next 2 years, but we need your help. Click here to accept the challenge!

 

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Meet Virginia NORML’s new Executive Director, Pam Novy

Virginia NORML is pleased to introduce Pamela Novy as its new Executive Director.

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Get Involved: Join a Virginia NORML Action Team!

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.

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New Virginia NORML Facebook Policy

Please take a moment to read this, so you can effectively benefit from Virginia NORML’s social media efforts.

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Lobbying Congress: The 2015 NORML Legislative Fly-in

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.

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Celebrating Progress: The 2015 Vanguard Awards

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!

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Virginia 2015 Cannabis Conference: October 16-18

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.

 

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Winning Reform: Virginia NORML endorsement pushes a strong pro-cannabis candidate to victory in the 45th House district primary!

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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.

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Viewing Virginia's Future... in D.C.

Takoma Wellness: A Look At How It Could Should Be

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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.

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