Legal Bud

2019: A High-storic Year for Nevada NORML Chapters

Written by greenmachine on January 7th, 2020

In terms of a successful year of operations that a non-profit organization could have, it’s unlikely that any organization had as historic of a year as Las Vegas NORML had. Over the course of twelve months, the proud fighters of the Las Vegas chapter have taken cannabis advocacy, education and community to otherworldly levels through a variety of far-reaching ways. Since January, the advocates traveled across Sin City, completed a tour across the Battle Born State and to our nation’s capital on behalf of medical patients and those who have been unfairly affected by the War on Drugs. 

To list everything we’ve done in the nineteenth year of this century, we’ve compiled a list of our 19 favorite and most meaningful moments over the year, many of which were impossible without the incredible community of equally passionate advocates that we’re lucky to have as our supporters.  

Hosted pop-ups across Las Vegas and Reno

To collect signatures for our trip to Washington DC for NORML’s national conference and lobby day, we hosted pop-up stops at the many dispensaries across Las Vegas and a few in Reno. From Oasis to Acres, we collected thousands of signatures in total, consisting of constituents voicing their support for several pieces of federal legislation. Those large stacks of supportive letters were then delivered directly to their representatives in DC.

Initiated a patient voucher program for eligible patients

Through NORML’s partnership with Sahara Wellness, The Source, and MMJ America, over 2,500 product vouchers were redeemed by eligible patients, including veterans, senior citizens and the many other individuals who receive thapeutic relief from the plant. 

Visited Sandy Valley, NV in support of a cultivation facility

To show support and provide knowledge for the populace of Sandy Valley, volunteers from Las Vegas NORML attended a town hall meeting where we addressed the divided community on a cultivation facility opening in their town. Some citizens were apprehensive and remained that way, yet we provided resources and spoke directly with the community and heard their concerns regardless, showing that respectfully speaking and providing accurate information to opponents of cannabis reform is the best way to change the negative views some still hold.  

Protested anti-cannabis act by Nevada state government

When the state legislators pulled the plug on the plans of cannabis consumption lounges guaranteed by the Las Vegas city council vote, almost 40 volunteers showed up to protest the Legislature’s disregard for consumer rights at the entrance of the Grant Sawyer Building. And back in Carson City, NORML participated in a political rally with other reform-based groups such as American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood to combine our legislative efforts. 

Black History Month Celebration

For the 2nd year in a row, Las Vegas NORML hosted a seminar and panel discussion focused on diversity and equity within the cannabis space. These conversations helped provide deeper context on why we don’t see inclusivity as often in the marijuana industry – and how we can begin to change it from the ground up. 

National NORML Conference & Lobby Day

Every year our volunteers have the opportunity to learn more about activism and how our government works, then engage with our federal representatives in conversations about cannabis reform in Washington DC. We collaborated and shared ideas with dozens of other NORML chapters, then pled our cases to Nevada’s Congressional & Senate leaders. 

Spoke with high-profile politicians such as Cory Booker and Susie Lee

Through our advocacy and connections made in Las Vegas, volunteers from Nevada NORML chapters were able to attend political fundraisers and meet and greets with high-ranking politicians and presidential candidates, including New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Nevada Congresswoman Susie Lee. We heard their viewpoints on cannabis reform and asked them questions in person on how their policies would affect consumers and patients.   

Established a NORML chapter in Reno

To expand the true reach of Nevada NORML, our volunteers created a chapter in our neighbor to the Northwest and the “Biggest Little City in the World”, Reno. Since its creation, Reno NORML began hosting monthly meetings alongside Budtender Fight Club to educate the community on state and federal laws.

Director of Development Tina Ulman appeared on “The Ingraham Angle”

Tina had the honor of appearing on the Fox News primetime program of a personality notoriously against cannabis, Laura Ingraham. During the segment, Tina defended the rights of patients and consumers as well as Assembly Bill 132 against Ingraham’s clear hostility and lack of promise to discussing the issue respectfully. Tina showed the true power of Nevada NORML’s advocacy on a national level. 

Organized a virtual lobbying mission on Veterans’ Day 

To show continued support for our nation’s heroes and legislation that could greatly expand their legal access to medical cannabis such as the Veterans’ Safe Harbor Act, Nevada NORML created a virtual lobbying day in which advocates continually call the offices of their federal representatives to voice support for these bills. Dozens of calls were made by Nevadan’s to each district, delivering a direct message to representatives in DC.     

 Created panel lineup at Reno Cannabis Convention

To continue our support for the community in Reno, we organized every informative panel at the 2nd Annual Reno Cannabis Convention, including subjects such as diversity in the industry, personal cultivation, and tips on best smoking apparatus. 

Organized a 50+ panel discussion for CBD.io

In November, Las Vegas NORML organized an extensive series of panel discussions for the CBD mega-convention with cameo appearances by Mike Tyson and Dennis Rodman, CBD.io. With over 100 panelists in total, we hosted discussions on everything from culinary uses to politics/law, and several on CBD and health, from mental health to its possible medicinal uses and even sexual health.

Nevada & Las Vegas NORML Director Madisen Saglibene receives NORML Activist of the Year Award

A passionate fighter and volunteer for cannabis, our wonderful state director Madisen Saglibene won a national award from NORML and one very well deserved. Madisen received the honorable title of NORML’s Activist of the Year award for her tireless efforts in planning an impactful and memorable year of cannabis advocacy for the state of Nevada. 

Meetings Grew Substantially in Size

Throughout monthly meetings in 2019, we became humbled by all the new and continued attendance by advocates and those passionate about cannabis reform, medical access and legal rights for consumers. From only a few dozen to well over a hundred, being able to see the power of cannabis advocacy in Las Vegas grow so much during this year is something we’ll forever be grateful for. It is thanks to Acres Dispensary that we had the wonderful opportunity to utilize the Underground for these monthly meetings.

Lobbied for Medical Access and Cannabis Reform in Carson City

Volunteers from Nevada NORML travelled to our state capital of Carson City and lobbied for cannabis-related legislation this during Nevada’s 2019 Legislative Session. Among our greatest accomplishments was the passing of Assembly Bill 132, which protected legal cannabis consumers from refusal of employees due to a positive cannabis result on a drug test. Additionally, AB 192, allowing expansions for record sealing in Nevada. Other legislative efforts made by our activists helped expand qualifications for medical marijuana and eliminate needless discrimination by CPS upon cannabis patient parents.

Took a tour of Northern Nevada

As part of the reason for starting the Reno chapter of NORML, our volunteers went on a tour across Northern Nevada in June. During our time there, we held a meeting in Fallon, meeting the owner of the only existing dispensary in town called Green Cross Farmacy, one that can only be medical only due to local prohibitions. We went to other dispensaries across the state to advocate. We built support further for cannabis in areas not often visited by cannabis or reform groups. 

Attended numerous cannabis industry trade shows

Besides organizing the panel discussions for CBD.io and Reno Cannabis Convention, the volunteers of Las Vegas NORML also remain involved with the businesses of the cannabis industry by attending trade shows such as the 2-day Champs Cannabis Trade Show and presented during the Associations Day portion of MJBizCon to educate and partner with companies passionate about cannabis reform.  

Established and increased a media presence for Nevada NORML

In 2019, NORML drastically increased our online presence. By utilizing social media and an amazing videographer, we were able to quickly spread information for advocacy efforts such as our Veterans Day Virtual Lobbying Day and capture quality videos of our events and happenings to show directly to our volunteers at meetings and social media followings. 

Fantastic new brand partnerships

2019 brought us such wealth in terms of supportive cannabis industry sponsors. Our relationships with brands like The Source, Old Pal, Fleur and Pure Extracts (to name a few) are extremely authentic! These respected brands support our mission and are constantly finding ways to be more involved. It was with their support that we were able to travel to Washington DC to lobby for cannabis consumer rights.

Overall, 2019 was a historic year for both Las Vegas and Reno NORML, with our advocacy efforts and actions across the country reaching equally as historic levels. We once again witnessed that even though cannabis may be recreationally legal in the Battle Born State, the fight for consumer and patient rights is far over and in 2020, our volunteers plan on continuing the fight on every front. Thank you to all our phenomenal volunteers for their appreciation and support of NORML and get ready for a groundbreaking 2020.

Comments are closed.


  • celecoxib uv method
  • kaletra hiv medication
  • escitalopram patient reviews
  • hep c incivek
  • lortab hydrocodone hydrochloride vicodin hydrocodone bitartrate
  • long can you use patanol
  • tamiflu bula original
  • flovent diskus 50 coupon
  • exforge overdose
  • celecoxib patent expiration
  • viread kaletra
  • prometrium and weight loss
  • methocarbamol vs metaxalone
  • epipen emt
  • aldactone antagonist
  • temodar and avastin for melanoma
  • budesonide suspension dosage
  • dosage flagyl tooth abscess
  • doxazosin cardura dosage
  • i c cefadroxil side effects
  • flovent 100 side effects
  • zyban sigara b?±rakma hap?±
  • indomethacin headache side effect
  • decadron for children
  • klonopin alcohol lexapro
  • is ezetimibe a statin
  • anastrozole pregnancy
  • depakote for generalized anxiety disorder
  • interactions between warfarin fish oil
  • mefloquine dosage cdc
  • rash lamotrigine symptoms
  • prilosec pill color
  • provigil official website
  • ondansetron dexamethasone stability
  • neurontin nutrient depletions
  • baclofen meccanismo d'azione
  • avandia rosiglitazone maleate tablets
  • isotretinoin in mexico
  • serevent black box
  • triamcinolone hydrochlorothiazide
  • compare actonel alendronate
  • amphetamine salt combo 15 mg tab
  • cefdinir medication side effects
  • panadol 3 week old
  • telmisartan long term side effects
  • can you overdose thorazine
  • catapres tts-3 side effects
  • avelox 400mg tab schering
  • procardia kidney stones
  • imdur product information
  • efek samping obat furosemide
  • en wikipedia org wiki lamotrigine
  • geodon withdrawal nausea
  • veramyst side effects
  • desogen 30 mcg
  • ofloxacin physical properties
  • can you take relafen with ibuprofen
  • taking prilosec 10 years
  • taking phenergan zofran together
  • renova spa riu panama
  • hyponatremia due to an additive effect of carbamazepine and clarithromycin
  • how does creon abuse power
  • tadalis soft gelatin capsules
  • atarax fatal overdose
  • forteo causes weight gain
  • rebif injection site side effects
  • imipramine adhd
  • 5882036892
  • hydroxyzine hcl 25 for dogs
  • compare lovastatin pravastatin and simvastatin
  • lisinopril bijsluiter
  • pentoxifylline advanced cirrhosis
  • coreg lopressor conversion
  • remicade sales canada
  • what are patanol eye drops used for
  • herceptin drug class
  • acetazolamide pka
  • nifedipine alternatives
  • suprax pid
  • olmesartan y candesartan
  • linezolid product monograph
  • what is tadacip 20 mg
  • amitiza available india
  • montelukast for children
  • aripiprazole long work
  • pms sulfasalazine ec 500 mg
  • tetracycline mrsa dosage
  • canesten clotrimazole men
  • trileptal for bipolar ii
  • nursing care plan for digoxin toxicity
  • celexa vs pamelor
  • cefuroxime nursing mothers
  • buy oxycodone australia
  • remicade uc indication
  • what is in prevnar 7
  • hydroxyzine hydrochloride atarax
  • pilocarpine permanent miosis
  • linezolid fentanyl interaction
  • pantoprazole esomeprazole
  • nolvadex testosterone levels
  • tamsulosin dosage kidney stones
  • paroxetine is it a narcotic
  • hydroxyurea compared with anagrelide in high-risk essential thrombocythemia
  • long after using flonase can blow my nose
  • ethambutol take
  • tegretol zonegran
  • acetazolamide migraine aura
  • terramycin for honey bees
  • can i take omeprazole 2 times a day
  • amitriptyline testicular pain
  • 4295381219
  • voltaren pills used
  • periactin baby
  • clozapine panic attacks
  • mayo clinic hydroxyurea side effects
  • topiramate vs propranolol migraine prophylaxis
  • leflunomide bk virus kidney transplant
  • epipen age
  • amantadine oseltamivir and zanamivir for the treatment of influenza
  • voltaren emulgel leaflet
  • nexium prevacid same drug class
  • femara twins iui
  • atenolol or bystolic
  • amlodipine urinary retention
  • valerian and trazodone
  • herceptin cancer medicine
  • propecia neurological damage
  • tamsulosin toxicity
  • tylenol 3 with codeine and vicodin
  • apotex plavix damages
  • fluvoxamine ocd reviews
  • sucralfate 1 gm watson 780
  • imitrex injection for cluster headaches
  • clomid challenge test egg quality
  • asacol 800 side effects
  • how much does neulasta shot cost
  • metronidazole antabuse effect
  • stopping nexium diarrhea
  • normal dose of iv lasix
  • coversyl drug company
  • cellcept multiple sclerosis treatment
  • duloxetine side effects withdrawal
  • para que se usa celecoxib 200 mg
  • vytorin chronic kidney disease
  • treat allergic reaction ampicillin
  • elavil dosage peripheral neuropathy
  • dosage chart for xyzal
  • maxalt mlt generic
  • metoclopramide lawsuits
  • ivabradine vs amlodipine
  • deltasone for acne
  • serevent glaxo
  • bactrim dosing for mrsa infection
  • fentora vs onsolis
  • terbinafine absorption
  • remicade wiki side effects
  • viread hepatitis c
  • ambien ativan side effects
  • atarax drug test
  • generic zovirax cream available
  • safety of vigamox in pregnancy
  • rohypnol facts
  • elmiron mayo clinic
  • epipen case
  • side effects of astelin spray
  • cephalexin with food or without food
  • pyridium rash
  • tofranil missed dose
  • pozato uni levonorgestrel 1 5 mg
  • side effects of metoprolol er succinate 50 mg
  • buy thorazine
  • avastin ribbon 2 trial
  • astellas access program prograf
  • coumadin 10 mg tablet
  • can mix biaxin juice
  • history use rohypnol
  • renagel formulation
  • abacavir sulfate wiki
  • arava headaches
  • uroxatral medication side effects
  • diferencia entre ondansetron y metoclopramida
  • anafranil doses
  • dapsone gel price
  • valium dosage compared to xanax
  • side effects depo provera shot while pregnant
  • triamcinolone 0.1 solution
  • tretinoin gel 0.01 for acne
  • asacol hd patient assistance
  • oktay usta yaz yemekleri tarifleri
  • joint pain after vicodin
  • nuvaring uterus pain
  • deltasone shot
  • calcitriol 50000 units
  • ramipril patient.co.uk
  • carafate and lanoxin
  • carafate prescription assistance
  • estrace 0.5 mg tablet
  • ribavirin hemolytic anemia
  • kriptoloji yaz okulu 2012 lise
  • indomethacin hydrocodone gout
  • carafate generic
  • clobex hair
  • baclofen prescribing information
  • clozapine heart block
  • artane google maps
  • patanol eye drops not working
  • augmentin medicamente
  • triamcinolone toddlers
  • side effects adipex p 37.5
  • wellbutrin sr neck pain
  • meloxicam y warfarina
  • tegretol levels too low
  • lotemax eye drops blepharitis
  • atacand alcohol consumption
  • protonix po dose
  • famvir antiviral medication
  • bystolic retail price
  • alendronate sodium 5 mg tablet
  • periactin used for increased appetite
  • nursing drug card trazodone
  • lariam.net
  • dulcolax 5 mg dose
  • amitriptyline dose cats
  • astra xylocaine msds
  • metoclopramide withdrawal side effects
  • does klonopin show urine test
  • trilipix coupon 5 coupon
  • order hydrochlorothiazide online
  • amphetamine dextroamphetamine dosage
  • boniva snl skit
  • levonorgestrel abortifacient
  • uses phenazopyridine hydrochloride
  • famotidine onset of action
  • bupropion nhs depression
  • ciprofloxacin patient leaflet
  • reactine allergy cetirizine
  • zantac ranitidine hydrochloride 150 mg
  • labetalol nipple pain
  • imipramine hcl erowid
  • cytotec-miscarriage-blighted ovum
  • can you take ibuprofen lexapro
  • zyprexa and geodon together
  • mircette v. yaz
  • can you take skelaxin tylenol together
  • intuniv dosing by weight
  • aricept 23 mg generic
  • rythmol pill in pocket
  • is atenolol potassium sparing
  • pka chlorhydrate lidocaine
  • accupril high blood pressure
  • arava patient reviews
  • carbamazepine vitamin k pregnancy
  • buy benazepril-hctz
  • colchicine iv back pain
  • symptoms taking glucophage
  • xylocaine jelly 2 uporaba
  • prevacid suspension
  • buy testim testosterone gel
  • is ranexa a beta blocker
  • cefadroxil for acne
  • mometasone furoate ointment breastfeeding
  • can u get high off anaprox
  • tolterodine nursing implications
  • generic valacyclovir versus valtrex
  • medicine benazepril
  • cialis c 10
  • alendronate rabbit ctx
  • ddavp medication dogs
  • karolinska valcyte
  • weight loss while arimidex
  • bula do lioresal
  • how well does elmiron work
  • tramadol and opana
  • singulair 4 mg vs 5 mg
  • effexor as a treatment for hot flashes
  • trileptal therapeutic range bipolar
  • can zofran make you sleepy
  • how to give amiodarone in cardiac arrest
  • alesse irregular period
  • how much does iv zyvox cost
  • cefuroxime zinnat dosage
  • dosis de enalapril en hipertension
  • lotemax 0.5 ophthalmic suspension
  • novo-venlafaxine other names
  • liquid cephalexin shelf life
  • prednisolone dose for feline asthma
  • imdur renal failure
  • nortriptyline dosage for insomnia
  • asthma attack ventolin not working
  • field trial fenofibrate results
  • prednisolone sun sensitivity
  • famciclovir suppressive therapy
  • oxycodone laxative
  • nhs prozac side effects
  • side effects of ovral l contraceptive pills
  • periactin tension headaches
  • efavirenz nightmares
  • use of allopurinol in acute gout
  • sinemet manufacturing problems
  • betamethasone valerate cream pregnancy
  • antivert meclizine dose
  • provigil memory
  • 4018579211
  • estrace how long does it take to work
  • moxifloxacin uti
  • will combivir become generic
  • altace edema
  • hcpcs code for xylocaine injection