NC NORML is working with local communities, by creating chapters across the state, to minimize and eliminate penalties for marijuana use, possession, and cultivation. These changes will allow law enforcement to focus on violent criminals and thieves. Because a significant number of arrests in the United States are for simple possession of marijuana, a new approach to this issue will save NC taxpayers money by reducing the operating costs of law enforcement agencies and relieving the judicial and prison systems of unnecessary populations. Additionally, the prospect of entirely new tax revenues to the state would allow legislators to lessen the impact of budget cuts in education, infrastructure, and social programs.
We hope you find the information here useful and educational. NC NORML strives to provide objective information about the use, possession, and cultivation of marijuana, as well as information regarding our efforts to reform the law in North Carolina. As our effectiveness progresses, NC NORML will improve the website in order to encourage productive debates about the legalization of marijuana and to organize local chapters for direct political action.