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Nation NORML’s 2017 Chapter of the Year Award

Texas NORML is extremely honored to be recognized as the 2017 Chapter of the Year!

National NORML presented us with this plaque in DC, where our Executive Director lobbied for Texans.

Front row (L to R): Dawn Brooks – Senior Outreach Director, Betty Grimes – Treasurer, Jax Finkel – Executive Director, Lisa Wise – Shipping Team, Amanda Berard – Secretary
Back row (L to R): Laurie Zapinksi – Women’s Outreach Coordinator, Carlos Caro – Membership Adviser, Taylor Wilson – Membership Adviser, Eric Newburger – Event Coordinator, Scott La Rock – Marketing and Graphics Coordinator, Preston Bezant – Historian, Major David Bass – Veteran Outreach Director
Not Pictured (A to Z): Akila Parker – Patient Officer, Betty Williams – Volunteer Coordinator, Bridgette Berkes – Former Secretary, Cheryl Nelson – Shipping Team, Dave Wienecke – Fitness and Athletics Director, Garret Brown – Tech Team, Jamie Spencer – Legal Counsel, John Van Lowe – Tech Team, Les Weiler – Merchandise Director

A note from the Executive Director:

It is a privilege to serve Texas with these fine activists who dedicate their time, money and energy to helping our citizens gain safe access to cannabis. These volunteers have striven to elevate the conversation and have an positive impact on policy. Over the more than decade that I have been in marijuana law reform, I have gone from seeing patients laughed at in the hallways for discussing their medicine to having 78 State Representatives sign onto a comprehensive medical program. We are also now having a deeper, more serious conversation about penalty reform and working towards no longer saddling Texans with a record for a plant.

Engaging in this arena is not for the faint of heart. It takes determination, positivity, a compassionate heart and a mind for strategy. Each of our Board Members have the qualities. We are in it for the marathon, not the sprint. 

Join us in our effort to ensure safe access! Please make a donation to support our tireless efforts for reform.

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