Off to the Races…I Mean…Marches?

“We are a mass of energy slowly growing and getting stronger. Our duty is to help direct your energy in to action.”

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Public Meeting Agenda 02/03/2018

Minutes Public Meeting Agenda 02/03/2018 5:00pm Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Asheville-Biltmore Vlg Area 186 Hendersonville Rd Asheville, NC 28803 www.ncnorml.org @NorthCarolinaNORML If you have any questions about any item on this agenda or if you need more information about any item in addition to the information contained in the agenda package, please call Treasurer […]

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10 Year History of Cannabis Reform in NC

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Marijuana Bills Introduced in N.C.G.A for the Last 10 Years Overview   In the last 10 years there have been 10 marijuana reform bills introduced, 8 in the House and 2 in the Senate. All 10 of those bills have been for medical marijuana. All 10 have never made it past the first committee. Out […]

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Our issue in Raleigh

Lobbying tips for 2018 NC Legislators

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Medical Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Town Hall Political Panel.

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I recently had the honor of speaking at the Medical Cannabis and Hemp Town Hall held by Rep. Kelly Alexander. Check out the video to see the talk!

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Should North Carolina Legalize Medical Marijuana?

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In North Carolina, the problem of opioid dependency might be worse than in other states. CDC data indicates that for every 100 people in the state, 97 have had a prescription for painkillers like Oxycontin and Vicodin. The legalization of medical marijuana could have a huge impact on opioid dependency according to a recent study.

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HB 983 – North Carolina’s Medical Marijuana Bill (2016)

North Carolina’s newest Medical Marijuana bill is making its way through House subcommittees. It is titled “Legalize and Tax Medical Marijuana”. On April 26, 2016 Rep. Kelly Alexander introduced HB 983. This bill, if passed, would make it legal for patients to possess marijuana for personal use. This bill currently has a total of 12 […]

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NC is a Decrim State – But What Does that REALLY Mean?

In some states and municipalities that have ‘decriminalized’ possession of small amounts of cannabis, the offense is treated as an infraction and people may be given a ticket to pay, just as if they had been caught speeding. In North Carolina, possession of any amount of cannabis up to 1 ½ ounces is classed as […]

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A Brief History of Cannabis Legislation in North Carolina from 1977 to 2015

During the 1970’s, lawmakers across the country were faced with an explosion of arrests for marijuana possession. Many legislators were especially concerned that young people from good families would live under the cloud of a felony record for the sole crime of possessing a few joints. In 1977, North Carolina decriminalized possession of marijuana making […]

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