A Perfect Fit: Music Legend David Crosby Joins NORML Advisory Board

"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."
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The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) announced on Oct. 18, 2018 that David Crosby had joined its Advisory Board.

Crosby, born in Los Angeles, California in 1941, released the following statement on his new appointment:

“I’d 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.”

As a founding member of CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG and the THE BYRDS, Crosby’s musical career spans from the 1960s through to today.

In fact, Crosby tweeted this today.

“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 allowing for medical access, there is still much work to be done,” said NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri.

**“**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,” added Altieri.

Other notable advocates serving on NORML’s Advisory Board include country music legend Willie Nelson, former Dallas Cowboy Mark Stepnoski, Harvard Professor Emeritus Lester Grinspoon, and movie and television producer Ann Druyan.