Roy Santonil

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The Cole Memo: NOT the End of the World (Looking for the Silver Lining)

Even if your Christmas lights are still up, and you’re still hazy from the holiday rush, take a deep breath and take a few minutes to read about how news on the national front might affect us in North Carolina. With respect to our quest to END statewide marijuana Prohibition, who has time for Federalism, […]

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How Close Are We To Legal Weed?

LET’S COMPLETE THE MISSION. 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 […]

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Public Meeting – Minutes from November 2017

Charlotte NORML November 18, 2017 Public Meeting Minutes SEEDS 200 36th Street Charlotte, NC 28209   Walker called the meeting to order at 1:20pm with a minute of silence. There were 20 in attendance, including Board Members Walker Spruill, Roy Santonil, Andrew Manney, Patrice Marsh, and Ann Caughran. A quorum was met. Walker talked about […]

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Signs and Omens: NC (Republican!) Senator Supports MMJ Research Bill

Federal marijuana policy

A North Carolina Republican Senator Supporting MMJ Research Bill shows how ending Prohibition will help to end political gridlock. ROCKINGHAM — U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is throwing his support behind a federal bill that gives some advocates of medical cannabis hope for the future. Last week, Tillis signed on as a co-sponsor to the Marijuana […]

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How Much?

how much

Money, that is. It’s an uncomfortable topic with idealistic activists. However amidst the sturm und drang of the legalization debate, there is a hushed undercurrent of discussion on both sides about money. Cash. Cabbage. Juice. Bucks. Scratch. Clams. Dough. Grease. Greenbacks.  I better stop. The unspoken necessity of legal tender often puts both Reformers and […]

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And Now . . . A Word from NORML Legal Counsel

[Ed.Note: This is a re-post of yesterday’s article by NORML Counsel, which mentions Washington vs. Sessions, the recently filed Federal case challenging the constitutionality of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, specifically marijuana Prohibition. It does not reflect the personal views of any particular Charlotte NORML members.] As an attorney, I am always disappointed that […]

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Appeals Court: State-Sanctioned Marijuana Users Not Afforded Second Amendment Rights

Marijuana and Federal law

(This article concerns the Second Amendment.  It was originally posted on the National NORML website August 31, 2016 by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director. North Carolina is in the Fourth Circuit, and is considered by many to be a strong Second Amendment state. To date, the NRA has been relatively silent on this issue.) Justices […]

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Public Meeting – Minutes from May 2017

Our Monthly PUBLIC Meeting was held at Mecklenburg County Public Library (Plaza-Midwood Branch), 1623 Central Avenue, Charlotte NC.  Two Officers were present: Walker Spruill, Executive Director, and Roy Santonil, Deputy Director.  Missing were Secretary Ann Coughran, Treasurer Andrew Manney, Community Liaison Janelle Dunlap, and Marketing Co-ordinator Patrice Marsh.  There were 18 people present. Meeting was […]

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