For over 30 years, I have been a supporter of NORML's efforts to end marijuana prohibition. As someone who has enjoyed marijuana responsibly for many years, I appreciate that NORML serves as the voice for marijuana smokers like myself. Today I am writing you on behalf of NORML with exciting news from my home state of Texas. Recently, Rep. Harold Dutton (D - Houston) introduced a bill in the Texas State Legislature to decriminalize the possession of marijuana for personal use. This bill recommends that minor marijuana offenders in Texas face a ticket and a small fine in lieu of criminal arrest and prosecution. This is a step in the right direction, but it will only receive serious consideration if our elected officials hear an unmistakable message of support from their constituents. Please take two minutes to write your state legislators and tell them how important it is that they support marijuana decriminalization. NORML has created pre-written letters that you can send to your legislators by visiting: http://capwiz.com/norml2/issues/alert/?alertid=6847791&type=ST I have already contacted my state representative and asked for their support of this bill. Won't you do the same? As a responsible marijuana smoker myself, I take pride in the fact that NORML has always spoken for the interests of everyday marijuana smokers. NORML is working hard in Texas and across the United States to protect your right to smoke marijuana without fear of arrest or prosecution. Will you join in me supporting these efforts by donating to NORML today? You can make a donation, buy a NORML product, or become a NORML member at: http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3454 I appreciate your efforts to help NORML decriminalize marijuana in Texas. Please be sure to contact your elected officials today, and tell 'em Willie sent you! Best Wishes, Willie Nelson NORML Advisory Board If this were to pass in Texas it would set a precedent of immeasurable proportions across the nation. That, and Willie kicks ass. So, any Texans roaming about back him up! Any non-Texans, well support us Texans, we love the herb just as much as you and we've got big bongs.