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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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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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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A History of Marijuana Law Reform in NC, Part II – 2001 to Present

2001 – 2002 Session House Bill 1240, Medical Use of Marijuana/Study, sponsored by Democrat Paul Luebke – proposed a Legislative Research Commission to study the lawful possession, cultivation, and use of marijuana for the purpose of treating or alleviating pain or other symptoms associated with certain debilitating medical conditions. Referred to Rules Committee and postponed […]

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Who is Catherine A. Zanga & Why is Her Name on a North Carolina Medical Marijuana Bill?

Catherine Zanga

North Carolina State Senator Joel Ford (District 38 – Mecklenburg) has introduced a companion to the Medical Marijuana Bill filed in February 2017, House Bill 185. The Senate version contains much of the same language, absent the requirement of a constitutional voter referendum.

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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

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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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