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Ending Marijuana Prohibition

Danny Danko Running For NORML – Please Donate

danny danko nyc half marathon high times normlBy Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director

Dear NORML Members and Supporters,

In the past 24 years I’ve penned hundreds of fundraising requests in the employ of NORML ranging from basic operating expenses to legal defense funds to advertising to match-the-donor grants to computer purchases to initiatives. Unfailingly, NORML’s members and supporters always come through with the needed funding to this venerable non-profit organization.

On this day I bring your attention to a NORML fundraiser self-conceived and implemented from a welcomed-but unlikely source.

I don’t think he’d mind me commenting that when one thinks of a long-distance runner, High Times’ Cultivation Editor Danny Danko does not immediately (or, at all!) come to mind.

So when Dan recently contacted NORML indicating that he’d decided to run in the 2015 New York City Half Marathon, and wanted to do so to raise money and awareness for NORML’s marijuana law reform work, it reminded me of the many types of personal self-sacrifice supporters of marijuana law reform work have been willing to make in support of the organization since its founding in 1970.

Dan has created a CrowdRise webpage for donations to be directed to the NORML Foundation that he is asking us to widely promote, as his employer, High Times Magazine, is willing to match dollar-for-dollar all of the money he raises through his long-distance running effort on Sunday, March 15.

A number of individuals, non-profit organizations and cannabis-related businesses have already pledged to support Dan’s fundraising efforts for NORML and marijuana legalization. Please take a moment and join them in recognizing Dan’s commitment to legalization, and to a non-profit organization near and dear to him and his family.

Dan has already raised nearly 40% of his stated $5,000 goal!

Thanks to Danny Danko, High Times Magazine and NORML’s supporters for putting the ‘grass’ into the organization’s longstanding grassroots efforts to end cannabis prohibition and stop the arrest of marijuana smokers.

Source: NORML - make a donation

  • Nathaniel

    I hope the jog is pleasant.

  • Karen Ferguson

    Wow! 26.2 miles, I seldom remember the .#. I say, “Get into a car drive 13 miles out and back….it’s FAR!” Any one that can run that far deserves to be supported and funded!! Thank you for helping to protect me: you don’t even know me. I’m looking for my next contract, but I’ll find some $$ for you somewhere!
    Remember, just one foot in front of the other….and, like Walt Stack [famous runner from SF, CA.] used to tell Johnny Carson, “I may be in the back, but remember those in the back make the ones upfront look good!” I’ll be sending you energy today. To Finish is to Win. Bravo!

    • Ron G.

      It’s a half marathon.

      • Karen Ferguson

        Oh…well, thanks! that’s 2 10k’s back-to-back….I’m still impressed. :-)