NORML PSA: Willie Nelson Urges You to Support the End of Federal Marijuana Prohibition

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director June 23, 2011

    Today, a bi-partisan group of representatives introduced the first federal bill since 1937 aimed at ending marijuana prohibition. To coincide with the bill’s introduction NORML is launching a new public service announcement featuring NORML Advisory Board member, country music icon, and cannabis enthusiast Willie Nelson. In the video below, Willie calls on you to support this important legislation and to contact your elected officials and encourage them to do the same.

    NORML has launched a bill specific Facebook page, where you can keep up to date on all the latest information. It can be accessed here. You can also utilize our Take Action Center to contact your elected officials and urge them to support HR 2306, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011, here.

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    41 responses to “NORML PSA: Willie Nelson Urges You to Support the End of Federal Marijuana Prohibition”

    1. Joel: the other Joel says:


      Yea Willie!!!

    2. hippie dude says:

      willie your the best!! the money is in the mail!!!

    3. Mike says:

      I am very glad to hear that the HR 2306 legislation was presented to the House today. That took guts and an intuition for when something is right to do.

    4. BobKat says:

      If only they could also propose in the bill to call it anything other than marijuana too!

      Way to go Willie!!! Thank-you NORML!!!

    5. Little Gypsy says:

      I’ll support it if he sings Blue Eyes crying in the rain to me. :o)

    6. NagaSadhu says:

      I did too and hoping for the best.

    7. SkunkyFingers says:

      Just sent my support here in Florida. Thanks NORML for providing the link and keeping us in the loop. It would be great if this bill passes.

    8. Chris in WI says:

      President Carter has been speaking out lately, get him to do a PSA! He has street cred.

      News junkie spoiler alert: CNN host and a former drug czar lacky ganged up on Tommy Chong and called him an addict tonight. Keith Oolbermann and Janeane Garofalo talked about this bill and basically stopped at medical cannabis being good. Seemed they have alot of prejudice themselves about “potheads”.

      Not really happy at the press coverage about this. Never give us a fair shake. They think fair and balanced coverage (nope… don’t watch fox) means getting both sides, but if one side is lieing… you should point that out maybe?

    9. Warren says:

      I think we need a two front offense to get the message out to end the prohibition of Cannabis — Marijuana and Hemp. Hemp is the cash crop that will bring in the big revenue that people/government is looking for. Marijuana will reduce Law Enforcement spending and bring additional revenue.

      “Don’t forget cannabis is more than MARIJUANA. Hemp, which doesn’t have enough THC to get a baby high, would be legalized too. Hemp is the product that will bring billions of dollars of revenue to the State by producing industry products and consumer goods. We will see the benefits from the legalization of marijuana with the reduce cost of enforcing the prohibition laws and increase in tax revenue.”