Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Press Release: NORML Launches Video Blog Focused On Education And Personal Point-Of-View

The National Organization Reform Marijuana Laws Is The First Association To Utilize FREE Online Video-On-Demand Community Distribution Networks

PORT TOWNSEND, WA - NORML, The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, announced today the NORML Video Blog, (http://normltv.blogspot.com/) a FREE online international public educational resource for their community to showcase medical, industrial and personal use of marijuana.

FREE video hosting communities that have sprung up on the web over the past six months will allow everyone with a marijuana story to share it. These sites include:

Contributors

Volunteer contributors to the NORML Video Blog will data mine these repositories as well as produce original programming. If you would like to be a NORML Video Blog contributor, post a paragraph about yourself with a link to your website, blog or videos in a comment of the most resent entry.

Video Clips (2-7 minutes)

The Video Blog will showcase personal point-of-view stories, news reports, cooking/how-to-shows, documentaries, music, art and educational programming.

“During the summer, I shot a lot of video interviews and produced several customer product testimonial videos seeking an organization that would embrace video blogging and take it to the next level, “states Jack Olmsted, NORML Video Blogger Coordinator. “The next level is to develop an online video-on-demand syndicated channel that is distributed to Internet TVs, PCs, PDAs, video iPods and cell phones and accessible to an international audience anytime, anywhere. The management team at NORML has the vision to step-up to the plate and be the pioneers in this emerging communication, distribution frontier.”

About NORML

NORML's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty.

Since its founding in 1970, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to the practice of arresting marijuana smokers. A nonprofit public-interest advocacy group, NORML represents the interests of the tens of millions of Americans who smoke marijuana responsibly.

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