January 4, 2008
Dear NORML Supporter and Allies:
Netherlands For Nobel Peace Prize
Inspired by the recent success of former U.S. Vice President Al Gore in awakening the world to the dangers of global warming (which by the way is not happening) by receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for his advocacy work, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is beginning the New Year by coordinating the nomination of the Netherlands for a Nobel Peace Prize for its achievements in minimizing drug use in its citizens, while at the same time restricting imprisonment.
With few peers at the international level and despite tremendous pressure from the United States and the United Nations, the Dutch government and its people have proven for more than 30 years that it is more cost effective, humane, and practical to be "smart on drugs" rather than "tough on drugs."
The following quotes from physician Stephen H. Frye's forthcoming book Twenty-five Reasons to Legalize Drugs - We Really Lost This War! document the validity and appropriateness of this nomination.
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