Support NORML and get “Evergreen”, the exciting documentary that tells the story of how Rick Steves and friends helped legalize marijuana in Washington State

  • by Rick Steves, NORML Board Member September 23, 2014

    Support NORML and get Evergreen

    Dear NORML members and supporters,

    As a board member of NORML I am feeling really good. I’m on a drug policy reform high for four reasons:

    • We legalized marijuana in my state (Washington) and in Colorado in 2012. (That gives "the lower 48" a whole new meaning.) And, the Brookings Institution gave it a two-year review and concluded it’s a good thing.
    • We plan to legalize in Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia this November. (I’ll be spending six days on a 12 city barn-storming tour in Oregon, like I did in Washington two years ago, to explain to the confused and frightened that ending this crazy prohibition of our age is good citizenship).
    • There’s a great new documentary movie called "Evergreen" which tells the amazing and behind the scenes story of how a committed band of NORML-types waged our successful campaign and did what no one else until then had been able to do: make the responsible adult recreational use of marijuana a civil liberty. In my state and in Colorado now we can smoke pot just because it’s fun…we can invite our friends over and get high legally. Finally: pot is legal, taxed, and regulated. The movie tracks the political battle from start to finish and travels with me as I bring the NORML view to citizens all over the state–from churches to universities and to our capital dome. (Spoiler alert: the "rumble under the rotunda" is pretty messy.)
    • And, you and your friends have a great opportunity to empower NORML to end the war on marijuana in your state too by joining or renewing your NORML membership or even joining up your mother. And, for that $50, we’ll send you a copy of the documentary movie, Evergreen.

    This is important. We have momentum. There’s lots more to do. That’s why I’m donating these DVDs to NORML for this campaign. And that’s why I’m packing up and heading to Oregon next month for an intense week of media and lectures. We are a team and you matter. What are you doing? All we’re asking is that you send NORML $50. As a thanks, we’ll send you the exciting Evergreen movie.

    I am so proud of what we did in Washington State. I’m proud of what NORML is doing nation-wide. And I’m really excited to offer you this movie on DVD. If you care about legalizing pot, this is something you need to watch. Share it with your friends. It’s an inspiration.

    Again, to be among the first in the nation to watch Evergreen, please join NORML for $50 or more to receive your DVD copy of this important documentary capturing a historic change in American politics: When cannabis prohibition first ended.

    I am contributing the cost of these DVDs to NORML as my personal challenge to you. I hope you’ll kindly join NORML, view Evergreen with friends and family, share with neighbors, co-workers and locally elected policymakers. I sincerely hope you too find the same inspiration we developed in Washington to get the job of ending marijuana prohibition done, once and for all.

    Thanks in advance for your support of marijuana law reform in America and NORML’s long-standing public advocacy work.

    Warm regards,

    Rick Steves
    Author and TV Host
    NORML board member
    Edmonds, WA

    16 responses to “Support NORML and get “Evergreen”, the exciting documentary that tells the story of how Rick Steves and friends helped legalize marijuana in Washington State”

    1. Victor Laszlo says:

      Stop begging for insane laws to end. Just live free.

    2. Dave Evans says:

      Victor, we aren’t “asking”, we are doing.

      Personally, I can’t wait to see the money returned and the shithead prohibs in jail. Think locking people up for profit is a good idea? Well, then take your turn in jail for someone else’s profit, mine for a change.

      At the end of the Civil War, they burned the south down. Every slaving property was burned. And so it should be done again, but more measured. Instead destroying wealth, it should be returned to the Americans it was stolen from with endless lies about Marijuana as the excuse.

    3. Julian says:

      Yeah, I think you may have missed the point here Lazlo. It’s precisely that legal medicinal marijuana is being denied to cancer patients like Oracle here that we are NOT living free. That’s more or less why this is a National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws blog. You might have missed that too. Or the seventy five years of prohibition that just went by… (Whew! Not the sharpest knife in the drawer, are we Lazlo?)

    4. godfrey daniel says:

      Man made beer , God made pot ,
      God is perfect , man is not !!!

    5. Julian says:

      Thanks NORML! I already received my DVD in the mail! Now THAT’S service!
      Hey whats up with the chick on the back of the DVD cover with the marijuana booby-stickers? Nice breasts and all, but its not what i was expecting from a Rick Steve’s marijuana documentary is all. Not that i wouldnt watch Rick Steve’s Europe if women in marijuana booby-tassels popped on to the screne at random… Just sayin some of us are married with children here and im glad i caught this at the mail box instead of opening the envelope in front of the wife and kids; “Oh look, kids! Its a bird! “(Damn, baby we need to get some of those stickers!)

    6. Jim Chin says:

      i believe in legalize this item and take away the cash cow from the uban gangs and let the goverment profit from the sale of pot!We know Prohabition failed and it us time to capitalize on this item by taxing it like alcohol!

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