Long time musician and founding member of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, David Crosby has announced his appointment to the NORML advisory board.
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) welcomed Crosby on Oct. 19th with the following statement:
"We are absolutely ecstatic that David wants to lend his considerable talents and celebrity to help advance the cause of marijuana law reform. While we have made great progress in ending our country's failed prohibition, with nine states plus the District of Columbia legalizing the adult use of marijuana and 31 states states allowing for medical access, there is still much work to be done.
Despite all our gains, over 650,000 Americans were arrested for marijuana related offenses last year. Together with David, we will continue to fight for legalization across the country. We will end this disastrous war on marijuana consumers that has gone on for far too many decades and ruined far too many lives." - NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri
Earlier this year, Crosby unveiled his new recreational marijuana brand, "The mIghty Croz," which he has been marketing as a licensing opportunity for any existing cannabis businesses looking for a recognizable face to put on their packaging.
Crosby released the following statement:
"Id like cannabis to be legal everywhere. I knew people who were in jail for years over a couple of joints and it's just not right. I do feel a responsibility to stick up for people who have been stuck in jail for it unfairly, and that is why i'm partnering with NORML to lend my name and talents to help end our multi-decade failure that is prohibition. Bottom line is: It should be legal and people shouldn't be going to jail for it, and I want to reinforce that to the degree that I can."
People are looking at the success in places like Colorado and Oregon. The places that have done it are winning and they will have money for schools, roads, and hospitals and are no longer arresting otherwise respectable adults for consuming marijuana. i'm proud to join the NORML Advisory Board to help bring this sensible policy to the entire country."
Crosby is not the only recognizable name on the Advisory Board, he joins fellow musician Willie Nelson, former Dallas Cowboy Mark Stepnoski, and movie producer Ann Druyan. Hopefully, his celebrity will give NORML the push they need to continue raising awareness about the importance of ending the dangerous and costly prohibition of marijuana here in the United States.