HB 78 – Medical Cannabis Act (2015)

North Carolina’s House Bill 78 – Enact Medical Cannabis Act – was introduced by Rep. Kelly Alexander. This 2015 bill has several co-sponsors and has some of the following features: Patients are allowed to maintain a 24 ounce supply Patients and caregivers are allowed a 250 square foot cultivation space Qualifying conditions include… cancer, glaucoma, […]

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Bio – Alexander Bumgardner

Alex Bumgardner is a founding member of NC NORML. Recognizing a need for an organized group of committed individuals to lobby for reform in North Carolina, Alex began meeting with other activists in 2009. By the summer of 2010 NC NORML was officially incorporated in the state. Since that time Alex has served on the […]

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Eleven Rules for Cannabis Social Etiquette

Basic guidelines for marijuana smoking etiquette have been learned by watching others and occasionally published in magazines and books over the years. One version of these rules was made available in a 2007 book titled Pot Culture as the wave of marijuana awareness began its current surge. As cannabis has continued its push into American […]

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March Against Fear (Blog) – Freedom Fighters’ Journey to Raise Marijuana Awareness

Todd Stimson is putting his freedom on the line for a plant with healing qualities. Facing felony charges for providing medical cannabis for multiple cancer patients, including his daughter, he is carrying a mock potted marijuana plant from downtown Asheville through the mountains and across the countryside to the capitol building in Raleigh. He and […]

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Know Your Rights – Infographic for Handling Cops at Festivals

It’s festival season and a time to enjoy some tunes with friends and create great vibes. Pot and music are a winning combination emotionally, but the cops rarely agree. Luckily NORML supporters developed a handy infographic to help us clearly understand how to handle ourselves at festivals in states where public use of marijuana is […]

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Know Your Rights – Infographic

It’s festival season and a time to enjoy some tunes with friends and create great vibes. Pot and music are a winning combination emotionally, but the cops rarely agree. Luckily NORML supporters developed a handy infographic to help us clearly understand how to handle ourselves at festivals in states where public use of marijuana is […]

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Government Study Suggests Marijuana Changes Your Brain – in a Good Way

The U.S. government funded a study to examine ways marijuana use may alter a person’s brain and unwittingly showcased the plant’s value. The published results claim that marijuana changes critical parts of a user’s brain. Despite criticisms that the study’s methodologies and conclusions are flawed, the findings appear to support the idea that the world […]

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Around the South – Progress on Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Legislation

Several Southern states have passed medical marijuana and industrial hemp bills. Others are on the cusp. Do you know which ones have already? Read on to determine where you or your family members may be traveling before you purchase that one-way ticket to Denver.   Tennessee Industrial hemp A bill legalizing the cultivation of industrial […]

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Doctors Say, “Legalize Medical Marijuana”

According to a recent WebMD survey a majority of doctors want the right to prescribe marijuana. Earlier this year 1,544 doctors were polled regarding their thoughts on marijuana. In both legal and non-legal states, the results were the same – marijuana has promise medicinally and the plant should be legal. The survey revealed strong support […]

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