- Posted by Alex de Man
- On July 14, 2015
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- cannabis, drug policy reform, kickstarter, legislation, marijuana, medical marijuana, mobile app, NORML Women's Alliance, women
Throughout the world, hemp has been freely utilized for medicine and textiles, even having these purposes in the United States in the 1700s. It wasn’t until the 1930s that marijuana became federally illegal which has since put hundreds of thousands of people behind bars, disproportionately people of color. Recognizing such an injustice and the hindrance of medical and industrial progress, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws was founded in 1970. By 1996, NORML helped the state of California legalize medical marijuana. Over the last twenty years, 22 states have followed California’s example and instituted state-level medical marijuana programs. Despite this progress, the federal government has spent billions of dollars on misallocated law enforcement, incarcerating up to 86 people per minute.
In the face of unjust laws and sentencing policies, profiling, stigmas, and restricted access to what Kyndra Miller describes as a “universal source of well-being,” the NORML Women’s Alliance is the first non-profit cannabis law reform organization to recognize the value of including women’s perspectives in our efforts to eliminate the legal and social barriers and improve access to natural medicine.
Our newest project, a mobile app, is designed to improve the NWA’s ability to interact with supporters and potential patients and create the first resource to incorporate family law, health education, and consumer protections in its mission. Support of the mobile app will also help launch the first Cannabis Arbitration and Legal Mediation service to help bridge the gap between the government and the cannabis business community. Join us in the fight to eradicate outdated draconian laws. Help provide access to legitimate information, events, doctors, and legal help. Donate to the NORML Women’s Alliance Mobile App Kickstarter to fund a streamlined pocket guide to the cannabis industry based on education, health, safety, and justice.
Click here to visit our Kickstarter!