NC NORML’s Business Plan for 2015

Several years ago my wife explained to me her theory about birthday wishes: “Instead of blowing out a candle and not telling your wish to anyone, you should announce that wish to the world. Announcing what you want will help the universe to make it happen.” As a founder, Director, and Secretary of NC NORML, […]

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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 – Press Release

March Against Fear 2014 The Road to Civil Rights for Cannabis Users. Asheville Vance Monument to the Raleigh Legislative Building On June 6, 1966 James Meredith started a solitary March Against Fear for 220 miles from Memphis, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi to protest against racism. Ordinary people both black and white came from the South […]

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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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2013 Strategy to Legalize Marijuana in North Carolina

[NOTE: This is not a typical blog post inasmuch as it documents NORML of North Carolina’s strategy to legalize cannabis in the state. We aim to be transparent in our approach to law reform. More people are joining the cause every day, and the establishment’s 77 year argument is crumbling. Secrecy has no value. We […]

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North Carolina Posts Its First Pro-Cannabis Billboard

Last week North Carolina posted its first billboard suggesting it is time for the state to change its marijuana laws. As part of NC NORML’s 2013 Strategy, donations were collected with an online social media tool to post North Carolina’s first pro-marijuana billboard. The idea is that part of NORML’s success in the state depends […]

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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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A message from a Medical Patient in NC Cannabis Patients Network

It’s been a while since we posted on this blog. Activism is difficult work. Mostly because it takes a lot of time and pays no money. This is also uncharted territory for many of us in the South. So there’s also some ingenuity that goes along with our orneriness. We’re making it up as we […]

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Report from NORML’s SouthEast Regional Conference

This past weekend was the first NORML Southeastern Regional Conference.  Representatives from NORML met to discuss strategy for legalizing marijuana in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia and Tennessee. This southern coalition met in Nashville with members of NORML’s executive board and leaders in the cannabis movement. Plenty of information about what works (and […]

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