How Close Are We To Legal Weed?


Roy Santonil


Charlotte NORML needs you:

How close are we to legal weed?  At the Federal level, we’re barely in the same universe.  At the State level, it’s a mixture where the distinctions between liberal and conservative disappear in the fog of geographic and cultural pre-conditions.  At our level, at the level, where “the rubber meets the road,” the level where you dialog with friends, neighbors, family, co-workers, and associates, the answer is even more difficult.  If you really want to know how close we are, consider playing one of these roles for a term, and learn some real lessons (like I did) about social change.  Do you have it in you?

Executive Director provides the main leadership role for the chapter. The Executive Director is central to the strategy and overall success of the Chapter, and is responsible for the following duties:

  • Point of contact for all internal communications;
  • Planning and execution of short-term and long-term goals;
  • Maintaining the Chapter email account;
  • Facilitation of board meetings;
  • Filing taxes with Treasurer.

Deputy Director is 2nd in command of the organization. The Deputy Director assists the Executive Director with all primary responsibilities when needed and is also in charge of the following duties:

  • Maintaining Chapter Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation and Mission Statement;
  • Participation on monthly conference call;
  • Preparing of meeting agendas;
  • Facilitation of membership meetings.

Treasurer is the financial manager of the Chapter, making sure all of the money is accounted for and ensuring that the chapter is raising money. The Treasurer’s duties are the following:

  • Updating the monthly bank account statement;
  • Planning and execution of short-term and long-term fundraising strategy;
  • Maintaining financial records of merchandise and membership dues;
  • Filing taxes with Executive Director.

Communications Director is in charge of the chapter’s public image and outreach to the community and local media. The Communication Director is in charge of the following duties:

  • Managing the Chapter’s social media accounts;
  • Regular communication with Chapter membership;
  • Distribution of chapter materials and monthly newsletter.

Secretary is the record keeper of the organization, and is intrinsic to the organization of the chapter. The Secretary is in charge of these duties:

  • Documentation of BoD meeting minutes;
  • Updating and organizing Chapter calendar;
  • Documentation of monthly meeting minutes.

All Elected Directors serve for a term of one (1) year, beginning on the first of the month following elections and ending on the first of the month following elections. Appointed Directors serve until the next scheduled elections for Board positions.

Two consecutive unexcused absences from scheduled meetings represent just cause for removal from the Board. The Board member in question shall be given the opportunity to speak prior to a vote being held. The Board member subject to removal is not eligible to vote on this matter.

To this guy (2008) . . . AND BEYOND!

So, as Charlotte NORML works to dis-spell the shame and stigma of laws used by men as a subterfuge for tyranny, let’s ask ourselves: Who are we going to be? What exactly are our rights? Do the citizens of North Carolina have what it takes to end these injustices and lead through the next leg of this journey?

Join us and see. Copy fill out the form below and send it to clt420<dot>NORML@gmail<dot>com


E-Mail Address:

Phone Number:

Are you a member of Charlotte NORML, National NORML or another NC NORML group?

Do you attend Charlotte NORML meetings?

Are you available to attend monthly Board meetings and other meetings as necessary, on-line or in person?

What BoD position are you interested in (Executive Director, Deputy Director, Communications Director, Treasurer, Secretary, Community Liaison, Merchandise Director, Veteran’s Affairs Director)

What are your qualifications for this position?

Why would you like to be a member of the Charlotte NORML Board of Directors?

Have you read Charlotte NORML’s Mission Statement and By-Laws and do you agree with them?


4 comments on “How Close Are We To Legal Weed?”

  • we need to legalize the medicine that heals the body, not the drugs that keep us going back to the hospital to die. Most of us do not abuse marijuana, we heal our selves to hopefully live longer and healthier lives. Please legalize, not discriminate the miracle medicine God put on earth for our use.

    • We can do it through educating others, one by one, and making law-makers see that perceived harms come from the illegality, not from the plant. Hard work, education, and persistence will help overcome shame and stigma by spreading facts and Truth.

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