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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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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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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Here’s A Script For Calling Your Federal or State Legislator

script

This is a Suggested Script for Telephoning (not email . . . voice calling) Your State/Federal Representative/Senator. Find your State Representatives here.  Find your Federal Representatives here. Before you call them, PRINT this page, and feel free to modify and FILL IN THE BLANKS to suit your style. Do it before calling!!  But Do Call Them!!  As […]

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Open Letter to the NC Legislators To Support HB 185

Dear Representatives, This is only a quick THANK YOU for your sustained efforts on behalf of cannabis patients in our State. Over the years, the issue of reform has served at the cutting edge of societal evolution.  The comprehensive nature of this bill (especially the licensing structure, projected state revenues, and protection of minors) should […]

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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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Lessons From Being a Board Member with Charlotte NORML

As I approach the end of my first term on the Board of Charlotte NORML, I want to post some thoughts about lessons learned over the past year, and perhaps encourage you to think about being on the Board.  This is, of course, just one of five Board members’ perspectives.  However, a big reason our Board […]

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