TEXAS NORML INC

Austin, TX   |  www.texasnorml.org

Mission

Texas NORML is the Austin Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. We are a trans-partisan, educational 501c4 nonprofit. Texas NORML's mission is to change marijuana laws so that it reflects the majority opinion of Texans which is that the responsible use of cannabis by adults and patients should no longer be subject to penalty. Our focus is to increase public awareness of current laws regarding cannabis, as well as the legislative system and legislation regarding cannabis consumers in Texas.

Ruling year info

2001

Executive Director

Jax Finkel

Main address

3571 Far West Blvd Pmb 205

Austin, TX 78731 USA

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EIN

75-2894776

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Veteran Outreach

Many Texas veterans who have served our country all the way back to the Korean War can testify to the effectiveness of marijuana for symptoms related to PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), chronic pain and other service connected disabilities. Texas veterans are leading the fight for a comprehensive medical marijuana program in Texas. We hope you will join us as we prepare to advocate for medical marijuana.

Population(s) Served

“Texas Seniors, with the benefit of life experience, professional knowledge and 20/20 hindsight, are potentially our strongest allies in the fight to end Marijuana prohibition.”

A recent poll shows that 56% of American adults favor the legalization of Marijuana. This shows a marked trend towards society’s acceptance of this plant’s permanent place in our culture. Almost half of the States in the Nation have existing or pending legislation supporting a citizen’s right to incorporate Cannabis into their medical treatment plan. Texas NORML needs your support to make the right to choose this reality in our great State, too!

Population(s) Served

Texas and over 20 other states in the U.S. cannot collect signatures to place an issue on the ballot for a vote to change state law. Additionally, in 1997, Texas passed a state law requiring that all drug laws be enforced and changed at the state rather than local level. Because of these limitations, Texans must rely on our state elected officials, specifically our state representatives and state senators. The Texas House of Representatives and Senate meet every two years for approximately 140 days.

Texas NORML holds regular Activist Trainings. For 2015-17 we joined forces with our coalition, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy to expand our Trainings. We put on 16 Regional Advocacy Trainings across the state w continually updated curriculum that kept it relevant to the point in the process we were in. We have now started our 2018 workshop schedule.

Population(s) Served

Texas and over 20 other states in the U.S. cannot collect signatures to place an issue on the ballot for a vote to change state law. Additionally, in 1997, Texas passed a state law requiring that all drug laws be enforced and changed at the state rather than local level. Because of these limitations, Texans must rely on our state elected officials, specifically our state representatives and state senators (so take a close look at yours).

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TEXAS NORML INC

Board of directors
as of 11/11/2019
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Board chair

Jax Finkel

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No