This is a quest to tell the truth about cannabis without shame or stigma. We at Charlotte NORML think many North Carolina legislators lack the courage required to purge toxic deceptions imposed upon our citizenry through the legal fictions of prohibition. Based on those fictions, laws which prohibit responsible cannabis use are actually supporting an irrational, unjust, and often times, evil agenda.
Cannabis reform is not about the obvious stupidity of laws made in the 1930’s, or the weirdness of college kids in the 1960’s, nor is it about the attention-grabbing magic of 21st Century social media.
This is about scales dropping from our eyes, about removing blinders, and working with human fellowship to deliver, kicking and screaming, an elevated public awareness about marijuana that transcends clicks, bits, and bytes. Our home improvement plan is winning hearts and minds by the enforcement of natural, civil and unquestionably human rights.
As responsible adults, we have witnessed the horrible reality that proves our point: Prohibition purposefully harms and hinders our inalienable rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. As dedicated residents of North Carolina, we work and we dream, riding the waves of Truth to the shores of Freedom . . . and we will be vindicated . . . because vindication meets the ends of Natural Law.
In the rough and tumble political landscape of legal reform, try and think of Charlotte NORML as your personal landscaping tool, an organizational tool for positive change. Whatever the level of change, you have the power to either resist or accept it, but have no doubt: change happens. Help us use tools and resources to repair the garden of our Nation’s unjust and nonsensical cannabis laws. Let’s reclaim our inherent rights to grow, possess, and use in a responsible manner, a simple herbal remedy with incredible utilitarian properties, free from prosecution or penalty. Finally, help us inspire others to recognize that the cannabis plant is and has been an essential element of healthy, civilized, and creative human activity since time immemorial.
It’s about time.
“The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will not abhor them.”