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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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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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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President Trump: Leave Medical Marijuana to the States

On October 29, 2015, at a campaign rally in Reno, NV, President Trump talked about marijuana on the campaign trail.  Since his election, much hate has been spewed, directed at him, or his policies, or our American system. Hopefully, this clip may ease our turmoil. If not, fire one up and call your Congressman.  It’s […]

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