Can North Carolina Think Outside the Box?

In a recent post at BlueNC, James Protzman suggests that “Legalization doesn’t require embracing the hyper-commercialization model Colorado has adopted.  A less invasive approach for North Carolina would likely make more sense, where the right of individuals to medicate themselves isn’t overwhelmed by corporate greed. That’s a “how” question, which must be addressed once we […]

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Public Meeting – Minutes from December 2017

Charlotte NORML Public Meeting 12/16/17 200 E. 36th St., Charlotte, NC 28206 Walker Spruill called the meeting to order at 1:20pm with a minute of silence. There were 23 present at the meeting, including Board members Walker Spruill, Roy Santonil, Andrew Manney, and Ann Twitty Caughran. A quorum was met. We were joined today by […]

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An Open Letter to Charlotte City Council

December 4, 2017 Vi Lyles, Mayor Larken Egleston, District 1 Justin Harlow, District 2 LaWana Mayfield, District 3 Greg Phipps, District 4 Matt Newton, District 5 Tariq Bokhari, District 6 Ed Driggs, District 7 Dimple Ajmera, Member-At-Large Julie Eiselt, Member-At-Large James Mitchell, Jr., Member-At-Large Braxton Winston II, Member-At-Large   Charlotte NORML wishes to extend congratulations […]

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A History of Marijuana Law Reform in NC, Part I: Decriminalization

During the 1970’s, lawmakers across the country were forced to deal with an explosion of arrests for marijuana possession. Many legislators were especially concerned that young people from good families would live under the cloud of a felony record for the sole crime of possessing a few joints. In 1977, North Carolina decriminalized possession of […]

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How Can You Help?

SHORT ANSWER: GET IN TOUCH  Charlotte NORML has immediate needs for volunteer: WRITERS (for this website) TEACHERS (to educate the public) WEB DESIGNERS (to enhance our digital space) ADMINISTRATORS (to facilitate communication) FINANCIAL EXPERTS (to maintain our non-profit status) MEDICAL EXPERTS (to support the science of cannabis reform) LEGAL EXPERTS (including Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) […]

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Federal Lawmakers Introduce Sweeping Marijuana Policy Legislation

Federal marijuana policy

Legislation was introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday, March 30, 2017, that would end marijuana prohibition at the federal level and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol. Bills filed by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) would remove marijuana from the […]

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DEA Misinformation Wiped from DEA Website

On Monday, February 13, 2017, a nearly 45-page publication on the various ramifications of cannabis use was taken down from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) website. The document, entitled “The Dangers and Consequences of Marijuana Abuse,” was the focus of a legal petition by Americans for Safe Access (ASA).  The petition claimed that the DEA was publishing […]

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2017 New Year’s Resolutions from Cannabis Community Leaders

The beginning of 2017 is a good time for the marijuana law reform movement to stop and look back at the accomplishments of the last year, as well as take stock and prepare for the battles that loom ahead. In this spirit, some prominent activists in the cannabis community have told us what kind of […]

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NORML’s Open Letter to VP Elect Mike Pence

National NORML, Michigan NORML and dozens of other state and local chapters have released an open letter to Vice President-Elect Pence seeking clarity and common sense from the incoming administration regarding marijuana policy. During the campaign, President-Elect Trump, on multiple occasions, has voiced support for allowing states to move forward with medical and recreational marijuana […]

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Our Ship of Fools

Virginia’s Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. (R-James City) has sent a letter to the chairman of the Virginia State Crime Commission, Delegate Robert Bell (R-Albemarle), requesting the agency to examine the state’s enforcement of cannabis policies and whether or not they’re effective in their goals

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