Join the March Against Fear and Legalize Medical Marijuana

If you want North Carolina voters to have an opportunity to pass a medical marijuana law this November, it is imperative that you join Todd Stimson and many others for a medical marijuana rally this weekend. On June 6, 2014, Todd Stimson began walking from Asheville towards the capitol in Raleigh to raise awareness about […]

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Medical Cannabis Act – HB 1161 (2014)

North Carolina has a chance to legalize medical marijuana in 2014 with the Medical Cannabis Act (House Bill 1161). The bill would amend the state constitution and allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for qualifying patients with illnesses such as cancer, Alzheimers, multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease.  If passed, medical marijuana patients and their caregivers would […]

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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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North Carolina Voter Guide Needs Data – 2014

A popular question being posed to NC NORML these days is “who should I vote for this year?” Good question. So what’s the answer? The past few marijuana related bills that were introduced in the state didn’t do so well. There are too many anti-marijuana crusaders in the General Assembly. State congress has a few […]

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A History of North Carolina Cannabis Legislation (Living and Dead)

For even longer than NORML has existed in North Carolina, legislators have been pushing to pass some form of legislation to make cannabis accessible. Even though the state is technically decriminalized (there is no mandatory jail time for possession under 1.5 ounces), there has been little progress made towards providing safe access to medical patients […]

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Why NC NORML Does NOT Support CBD-only Legislation

In a recent blog NC NORML endorsed CBD legislation because epileptic children are finding useful and non-toxic medicine. They go to the front of the line when it comes to incrementally introducing cannabis legislation. We’ll take what we can get, but the push for cannabis legalization should not stop there for several reasons. Several states […]

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Rep. Kelly Alexander’s Advice for Marijuana Law Reform

On March 23, 2013 Representative Kelly Alexander addressed Charlotte NORML and shared his ideas for reforming marijuana laws in North Carolina. Representative Alexander was the sponsor of North Carolina’s Medical Cannabis Act – House Bill 84. That bill was famously killed in committee and followed up by callous comments by Paul Stam. Apparently, NORML’s approach […]

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