Washington NORML's mission is to move
public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana
prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no
longer subject to penalty.
Washington NORML is an officially
recognized affiliate of NORML, The National Organization for the Reform
of Marijuana Laws, located in Washington D.C.
Washington NORML pursues a
program intended to educate the public; lobby local, state and federal
officials; or otherwise build support for ending the criminal
prohibition of marijuana.
NORML can not introduce
legislation. Nor can any other non-profit advocacy
organization. Only our state representatives, or in some cases an
individual constituent (by way of their representative; this is known as
introducing legislation ‘by request’) can do so. NORML can — and does —
work closely with like-minded politicians and citizens to reform
marijuana laws, and lobbies on behalf of these efforts. But
ultimately the most effective way — and the only way — to successfully
achieve statewide marijuana law reform is for local stakeholders and
citizens to become involved in the political process and to make the
changes they want to see.
to educate people in the State of Washington about the truth of cannabis hemp
prohibition, membership in Washington NORML is primarily a political call to arms - a show of
hands - to activate awareness, and vote for the end of cannabis hemp
prohibition at the local, state, and federal level.
Following the traditions, spirit, and advice of the largest and most successful pro marijuana lobby in the world, The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, we
are uniquely positioned to highlight the overall general public
acceptance for hemp plant farming and cannabis flower adult
recreational and medical use in the Evergreen State of Washington.
The local, statewide and national support for our Chapter has been generous.
We are all in this together functioning as a democracy that can no longer be ignored.
While the reform of marijuana laws is not an original idea or a proprietary secret, NORML is an organization
of like-minded adults who want to be a part of
progressive change in our community. A change that
is affecting a modern revolution across the county - the end of
prohibition of cannabis/hemp.