It’s NORML to love cannabis.
IT has come to our attention that a fellow campaign group has once again taken to its blog to attack the cannabis community. If NORML were to respond to each of this group’s divisive stunts, we would have little time left over to devote to campaigning. However, we will not allow our friends and supporters to be abused.
This relentless, self-loathing antagonism of the cannabis community and anyone who enjoys cannabis culture is extremely puzzling. It seems some wish to drive a wedge between themselves and those they view as undesirable, and to somehow “sanitise” cannabis and its consumption from this movement. We believe that cannabis reform groups are obligated to bridge the gap between the cannabis and wider communities, promoting understanding and countering stereotypes. Although this can be a daunting task, it’s our responsibility to see it through and we will not run from the challenge. We do not believe a professional campaign has to come at the expense of these hard working people. In fact, we do not know how any reform campaign can survive without them.
In the spirit of moving forward with hope and unity, NORML UK would like to reiterate that our organisation embraces diversity and has no interest in dictating its members’ lifestyles or values. Cannabis plays a unique role in each of our members’ lives and we view this as a formidable strength. We are proud to be a part of this diverse and passionate community, who take risks every day to care for each other and to drive this movement forward. Your courage and compassion inspire us and make this organisation possible. Thank you for all that you do.