There are a lot of rumors floating around the internet about our Marijuana Legalization hotline numbers so I’m going to take some time out of my busy schedule of making wry jokes about life, love, and the pursuit of money in order to give you a few straight facts about how this works.
1)We do not actively collect information about your phone number, name, address, blood type, or side of the bed you like to sleep on unless you give that information to us. Yes, phone numbers may pass through our system as we receive calls, but they are rarely, if ever, seen by human eyes and they NEVER leave our servers in any way, shape, or form. We receive thousands of calls per day. There are no names attached to them since we do not have a massive caller ID system.
2)We do not sell information to the government or telemarketers. The government is mostly uninterested in anything we do here so long as we continue to pay our taxes and don’t commit any major felonies. And we’ve pissed away any goodwill we may have had with any telemarketing company with the Telemarketer’s Nightmare (973-474-9051). But seriously, we’re real people, too. We know how annoying telemarketing calls are (hence the above hotline) so we don’t want to put you through that. Heck, we encourage you to use OUR numbers to throw telemarketers off your trail entirely!
3)We are not affiliated with Change.org, NORML, or any other official marijuana advocacy group. We are simply passing along a petition to make sure that the voice of the people is heard. We do not endorse the illegal use of marijuana or any other drug.
4)When you press the pound key to show your support for the legalization of marijuana, you are not submitting your name,number, or GPS coordinates. We only send statistical data based on the numberof calls we receive and the number of people who have pressed pound to endorse the proposal. Nothing about you is sent to the government. Trust me. I’ve had alot of friends call this number and they’ve done a lot of things… But that’snot important.
5)We will never, ever, ever charge you for calling ANY of our numbers. They are all absolutely free to call no matter what you hear. The only charges you may receive are the ones your cell phone company charges you to make a call to anyone. Pressing pound to endorse the legalization of marijuana will NOT cost you anything but the time it takes you to find the pound key. Especially if you’ve been calling it the “number symbol.” Seriously, who decided to start calling it the “pound key?”
6)We do not make outgoing calls to you. Ever. We just don’t have that kind of time or ability. If one of our numbers appears on your caller ID it’s because someone is using call spoofing technology to call you under the guise of one of our numbers. While this is a good trick, it results in us receiving lots of angry calls and letters from lots of people who aren’t very familiar with the 21st century.
I hope that addresses all the nasty rumors going around about us. We're not bad people. We're just drawn that way.
Until someone else spreads false information on the internet,