NORML Women Talk Strategy in the Nation’s Capital

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director February 22, 2011

    NORML’s youtube channel, NORMLtv, recently launched a new video series entitled ‘NORML Update,’ which highlights reform efforts by NORML chapters and affiliates.

    In the latest installment, the NORML Women’s Alliance Steering Committee convenes in Washington, DC to talk strategy for the coming year. The women met in the shadow of the White House to discuss new and innovative ways to move public opinion towards the legalization of marijuana.

    Ordinary women doing extraordinary things brought about the repeal of alcohol prohibition and NORML believes women will provide the final push needed to legalize cannabis. Historically, women support legalization at much lower levels than their male counterparts. It is the mission of the NORML Women’s Alliance to increase this base of support through addressing and vocalizing the concerns of modern, mainstream women.

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    Coming Up Next on NORMLtv: Executive Director Allen St. Pierre fields user questions on ‘Ask NORML’

    23 responses to “NORML Women Talk Strategy in the Nation’s Capital”

    1. ola says:

      “Ordinary women doing extraordinary things brought about the repeal of alcohol prohibition”

      Don’t forget that this was only after ordinary women doing extraordinary things brought about the adoption of alcohol prohibition

    2. True American says:

      Hi WA,

      Its good to see a group of well spoken individuals coming out in such an organized a heart felt way. Thank you for maintaining a proper appearance and keeping on target with your message.


      True American

    3. Douglas says:

      Yes thank you for maintaining a proper appearance. Now since we have a real weapon on our side. ( MOM’S )
      It was the women who got alcha probiton on.

    4. Brandon says:

      Thank you for the videos. I feel like communication could be our greatest ally.

    5. dbeall says:

      America needs the girls to be counted on this issue! Perfect.
      My mom never gave me any trouble about finding my weed hidden in my dresser when I was in High School.. She knew there were far worse things I could have been doing.
      Thanks Mom! Your the best!

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    7. hippie dude says:

      give em hell girls and lets all give american values a kick in the pants and skirts … stay high and peace!!!

    8. 3141 - Brethren [women] of the Genesist Faith says:

      “It’s easy to cast blame – but – let’s affix blame where it wholly belongs.”

      There are those who believe “every last word” prohibitionists have spewed on them. They have seen, first hand, kids get stoned on their butts, and by observation,”relate” to all the lies prohibitionists have laid upon the table. They have swallowed, in large doses, the prohibitionist’s studies and reports [all in the prohibitionist’s favor, and filled to the brim with misinformation]. All most parents can go by is what they believe, based on what they have seen and heard, to protect their children, and keep them safe [no matter what their age]. Some even go by personal experience, based on a bad first time experience with cannabis. Can we blame these individuals? No – certainly not! But – we can affix blame to the one’s feeding concerned [fearful] parents a pure line of bologne, using our children as pawns.

      So it seems the answer to “recreational use” is, as always, education. Nevertheless, parents would still rather their children not consume cannabis – regardless of its harmless effects. I personally can’t disagree with that fact, as a mother of 4, a grandparent of 5, and a great grand parent of 3. It’s our nature to be protective of our children. What I can disagree with is anyone telling us what we can or can’t do – what we can or can’t put in our bodies – and – ruining our lives by doing it. Prohibition has ruined more lives, more families, than it has ever saved. They might as well tell us whether we can or can’t have children.

      Ladies – it’s time to do some house cleaning!

      Genesis – San Diego Colony.

    9. I don’t consider it a bad thing that women were instrumental in prohibiting alcohol in the first place, that only proves the point, when the women of this country take a stand on whether a substance is safe (or not), we can make a difference. Women are traditionally the primary caregivers of our children and often times everyone in the family. If we join together and have facts to back up our stance that prohibition of marijuana is more dangerous to our children (AND ADULTS) than legalization, then we can and will once again be heard in a different way than the pro-legalization group as a whole.

      I would invite you to read up on Pauline Sabin, who was instrumental in bringing about alcohol prohibition at a time when that was believed to be the safest route. However, she readily admitted and helped reverse that error once she saw the violence a prohibition can create.

      Please join us in helping to create a positive campaign for the re-legalization of cannabis.


    10. David762 says:

      RE: 5. dbeall

      Well, count your lucky stars. My mother has been trying to narc me out off and on for 40+ years, all over harmless marijuana —
      and I stopped smoking reefer 30+ years ago. Any time I question her authority over my adult life, she tries it again. Needless to say, we are not close. I disdain fascists, even if they are family.