An Open Letter to Charlotte City Council

December 4, 2017 Vi Lyles, Mayor                                                          Tariq Bokhari, District 6 Larken Egleston, District 1                                         Ed Driggs, District 7 Justin Harlow, District 2                                              Dimple Ajmera, Member-At-Large LaWana Mayfield, […]

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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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How Cannabis Helped Me Beat Opiate Addiction and Deal With Degenerative Disk Disease.

cannabis instead of opiates

I don’t need to know why I’m lucky, just that I am to have made it out alive. I won’t waste the chance to try and make a difference. There always a chance to come back from an addiction. Death is another story though, tell someone before it’s too late.

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Guest Writer – Legalization Is Our Obligation

Guest writer William Coleman is the former Director of North American Operations for InLog Logistics Solutions and Senior Account Executive for R+L Trucking.  Guest writer’s opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Charlotte NORML or National NORML.  Your comments are welcome.   Legalization: Repeal of North Carolina’s Marijuana Laws North Carolina’s Legacy – 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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