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Click image to visit THC123-MichiganClick image to visit B.D.T. Smoke ShopsClick image to visit Bratic EnterprisesClick image to visit Bratic Enterprises2018 is poised to become the year that cannabis becomes legal in our state, and Michigan NORML has been working towards November 6th, 2018 since our affiliate was organized in 2001. For those of you who don’t already know about our history, Michigan NORML was formed after tragic events at a hippy conclave known as Rainbow Farms resulted in the murders of two men who advocated for cannabis reforms long before Michigan NORML was organized. The sole mission of our original founders was to legalize cannabis so that no other person had to die for a plant!

To prepare for this watershed moment in our history, we have been very busy behind the scenes, and you may have already noticed some of our changes. We have implemented monumental changes to all our social media platforms. We’ve upgraded our website, developed presences on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and soon on Instagram. We are also partners with the Action Network, a company that has created a comprehensive back-end application specifically for organizations like ours, that provides Michigan NORML with the member management software that has fueled our recent expansion. Michigan NORML is assembling a social media machine! We are feeding it with content and building our subscriber database daily. Right now our total subscriber network reaches over 10,000 supporters!

In January we hit the ground running by launching our 2018 GET OUT THE VOTE campaign to register all 1.5 million cannabis consumers in Michigan. Additionally, all our supporters were provided with a report card grading the performance of their member of the United States Congress. Michigan NORML then followed that action up by contacting all those legislators with an email blast. We’ve also contacted every member of the Michigan legislature, both Senators and Representatives, multiple times asking them to support specific legislation and to repeal the 6% PATIENT TAX. On February 25, Michigan NORML will host a leadership summit, and we will stay active by introducing new actions, campaigns and training seminars up to the November election.

What you haven’t seen are our internal changes. Michigan NORML has reorganized as a 501(c)(4) lobbying organization to have greater flexibility to engage in direct political actions. We have restructured our chapter system to provide for a more defined and efficient chapter structure. We have also taken steps to insulate our brand from interlopers by registering social media names that closely resemble our name. That has been a problem for us in the past and it’s the reason we can not register any version of the Michigan NORML brand on Instagram today.

Michigan NORML’s spring conference is held annually on the Friday before Hash Bash. This year we are meeting on April 6th, 2018 and expect a record number of our supporters to join us for education, networking, fellowship and fun. For the first time ever, Michigan NORML is proud to offer our business supporters the opportunity to partner with Michigan NORML as a sponsor for this event and for other Michigan NORML events that we host throughout the year. We need your support to continue our effective advocacy right up to Election Day!

Respectfully,
The Michigan NORML Board of Directors

Thank you for considering a sponsoring role in the 2018 Michigan NORML Spring Conference!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Dinner Sponsor (1) $1000 TAKEN – Thank you THC123 Michigan!
10 minute presentation spot during conference
Reserved seating at conference
Premium display and sponsor advertising spots on our website
1 mention and link on a MINORML Board Member Blog
Weekly mentions on our Facebook and Twitter accounts
Facebook feature exposure on our “Pages Liked By This Page”
Public Thank You’s on multiple MINORML event pages
Thank you sign recognizing your company at our dinner station
Your company name will appear on a banner displayed at the MINORML booth during MSF
Your company name will appear on a banner displayed at the MINORML table during Hash Bash

Dessert Sponsor (1) $500 TAKEN – Thank you Cannabiz Connection!
5 minute presentation spot during conference
Reserved seating at conference
Sponsor advertising on our website
1 mention and link on a MINORML Board Member Blog
Weekly mentions on our Facebook and Twitter accounts
Facebook feature exposure on our “Pages Liked By This Page”
Public Thank You’s on multiple MINORML event pages
Thank you sign recognizing your company at our desert station
Your company name will appear on a banner displayed at the MINORML booth during MSF
Your company name will appear on a banner displayed at the MINORML table during Hash Bash

Beverage Sponsor (1) $500 TAKEN – Thank you Bratic Enterprises!
5 minute presentation spot during conference
Reserved seating at conference
Sponsor advertising on our website
1 mention and link on a MINORML Board Member Blog
Weekly mentions on our Facebook and Twitter accounts
Facebook feature exposure on our “Pages Liked By This Page”
Public Thank You’s on multiple MINORML event pages
Thank you sign recognizing your company at our beverage station
Your company name will appear on a banner displayed at the MINORML booth during MSF
Your company name will appear on a banner displayed at the MINORML table during Hash Bash

Gold Sponsors (5) $300 Thank you B.D.T. Smoke Shops!
Reserved seating at conference
Acknowledgment at conference
Sponsor advertising on our website
Public Thank You’s on multiple MINORML event pages
Your company name will appear on a banner displayed at the MINORML booth during MSF
Your company name will appear on a banner displayed at the MINORML table during Hash Bash

Silver Sponsors (5) $200
Reserved seating at conference
Acknowledgment at conference
Sponsor advertising on our website
Public Thank You’s on multiple MINORML event pages
Your company name will appear on a banner displayed at the MINORML booth during MSF
Your company name will appear on a banner displayed at the MINORML table during Hash Bash

Bronze Sponsors (5) $100
Reserved seating at conference
Acknowledgment at conference
Sponsor advertising on our website
Public Thank You’s on multiple MINORML event pages
Your company name will appear on a banner displayed at the MINORML booth during MSF
Your company name will appear on a banner displayed at the MINORML table during Hash Bash

SWAG Sponsors
Do you want to get your name out to Michigan’s hippest cannabis consumers? Got a cool piece of branded SWAG? We would love to pass out your promotional items to our attendees!

Auction Items
Our auction is always one of best parts of our event. People love cool and unique cannabis related collectibles. If you make anything, whether you’re an artist, a craftsman our you just sell cool cannabis merch, please consider donating an item that we can action off to raise funds for our organization.

If you would like to participate as a sponsor or have questions please contact Brad Forrester at 231-818-1899 or Jessica Finch at 734-991-3143, or submit the form below.

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