A cannabis vendor known as “Canna-Juice” has recently announced that they will begin sending a portion of their profits to a legalization non-profit group. The group is called NORML(National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws) and they are a non-profit lobbying organization that advocates policy reform in regards to cannabis.
Canna-Juice posted on Reddit that, “Beginning yesterday and running through the end of May we’ll be taking $5 from every order you place to help our friends at NORML (National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws).”
NORML will be holding an event on May 23rd and 24th, called Congressional Lobby Day. This event is being funded by the donations that Canna-Juice is making. According to NORML’s blog, “Hundreds of marijuana consumers, activists, patients and business owners are expected to attend a day-long training and informational conference on Monday and re-convene on The Hill Tuesday to personally lobby their elected members of the House of Representatives and Senate.”
Some people are concerned that the organization could end up getting in trouble by accepting donations that can be traced back to dark web markets. A user wrote online, “Nice gesture, but you’re better off donating anonymously. The fact of the matter is that if the donations are traced to [dark web markets] it will do NORML more harm than good. You can take any ideological stance you want on this, but that’s the reality.”
This could bring unwanted legal attention to both NORML and Canna-Juice, but it is interesting that NORML is not afraid of doing this.