NORML Smoke The Vote Campaign Kickoff Showcases Cannabis Friendly Candidates

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws hosts voter education at Cannabition Cannabis Museum in Las Vegas

Keith Stroup will keynote Smoke The Vote rally in Las Vegas

Keith Stroup will keynote Smoke The Vote rally in Las Vegas

NEVADA: On Friday, October 5th, 2018, National NORML Founder Keith Stroup, local and national leaders of NORML, and key elected leaders and candidates in Nevada will convene to keep the marijuana momentum building in the Silver State.

A voter education rally will take place in Downtown Las Vegas. The event is to place at the recently opened “Cannabition” — the world’s first immersive cannabis museum and art installation in downtown Las Vegas.

The “Smoke the Vote” campaign has been offered by NORML for the past several election cycles and aims directly to educate cannabis consumers on candidates positions on marijuana reform, as well as other voting rights. Voter education and registration will be available inside the Neonopolis attraction. Office holders and seekers, such as Senator Tick Segerblom, will be discussing the importance of voter turnout this midterm.

“Now that cannabis is recreationally available to all Nevadans over 21, it is vital that office-holders acknowledge consumer rights protections so that we aren’t continued to be marginalized,” Las Vegas NORML’s Madisen Saglibene told MJNews Network. “Testing positive for marijuana after a traffic-related occurrence could results in felony charges that will ruin a person’s life. We need legislators to understand that they should use their influence to push for more research and consideration when talking about using the nanograms system to detect impairment. If you have consumed cannabis in the last 30 days or if you plan to, these things affect you!”

las vegas normlNevada voters legalized the adult use of marijuana in 2016. Nevadans need lawmakers at the state and federal level who will respect the will of the voters and who will ensure that these laws and regulations remain in place as intended, and that the federal government does not interfere with them.

“Not voting is not a form of rebellion, it’s instead a form of surrender and cannabis is the ultimate symbol of freedom,” Saglibene added. “NORML has been representing responsible cannabis consumers since 1970 and is working persistently to increase voter awareness within the cannabis industry.”

What: Press conference

Date:  10/05/2018

Location: Cannabition, 450 Fremont St #140, Las Vegas, NV 89101

5:00PM – National NORML Keith Stroup Meet & Greet at Cannabition

5:30PM-6:00PM – Press Conference w/ Nevada NORML, Senator Tick Segerblom, and other Clark County candidates

September 25th Is National Voter Registration Day

Celebrated on the fourth Tuesday of every September – September 25 in 2018 – by thousands of volunteers, organizations, businesses, schools, and election officials from all over the country are celebrating National Voter Registration Day.

With 3,000 community and online partners, and over 10,000 volunteers working in a massive, single-day event, National Voter Registration Day seeks to reach voters who haven’t yet registered or updated their registration in the final weeks before the deadlines. Many nonprofits have felt the energy in the streets and online. This year just seems to feel different. And maybe that’s because Americans are coming to understand that midterms, while not as flashy as the general election, have MAJOR consequences on how they live their life day-to-day. At a state level, there are dozens of governors races that have direct influence on everyday concerns – how much money will be spent on education, the environment, defense? That decision is in their hands and they know it.

At the national level, hundreds of seats in the House and Senate are at the whim of the electorate who want to have a say in how their state is represented in the Federal government, what and how laws will be applied to their daily lives. In short, citizens will determine who runs their state and how their state is represented in Congress. To that end, we want to meet the electorate where they are! And their minds are on the midterm elections. So this year’s message, the one we’d like everyone to support in social media, face-to-face discussions, websites and more is: In 2018, it’s “Midterms on My Terms.”