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“Unfortunately, the Davidson County defunding referendum came up just short today. Like two of the groups that succeeded today, however, that just means we will try again next time.
We encountered several good kinds of obstacles throughout this effort. Most importantly, because every single mayoral candidate expressed his or her support for this referendum early on, many believed that it was unnecessary because our next mayor will pursue this policy anyway. We are proud to have won the argument, and we look forward to our continuing work ahead. Thank you to all of the supporters and organizers who got us so close to making Nashville a model for every city in the nation.
Facebook quote from Marie Neal and echoed by the NORML Tennessee Board of Directors!
“Street Team: Although the signatures were a little short, the work you put-in paid off. Numerous positive news stories both in print and on TV, as well as increased awareness through social media. The dollar value of that coverage is significant. Your efforts and advocacy got people talking and the cannabis topic introduced to new individuals who may not have heard the benefits of marijuana otherwise. The more this happens, the easier it will be to get legislation passed. You are making a difference and one day can look back and can say your contributions were part of this historic movement. Well done and thank you!”