Marijuana Reform is Nothing Without Your Involvement

What does this mean? Part of the reason that marijuana reform is slow in North Carolina is because most people feel like if they get out and advocate for marijuana reform that, their boss will find out and fire them, they will get arrested, or something along those lines. It’s the scare tactics that weigh […]

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NC Support for Medical Marijuana at All Time High – 2016

Almost 3 in 4 North Carolinians support doctors’ rights to recommend medical marijuana to patients in need. According to an April 2016 Public Policy Polling survey in North Carolina 74% of the state is now in favor of allowing doctors to discuss medical marijuana as a source of treatment. The poll was conducted April 22, […]

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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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Industrial Hemp now Legal in North Carolina

North Carolina passed a law allowing for the regulated cultivation of industrial hemp October 31, 2015. Once a commission created by SB313 establishes the guidelines for the hemp program, landowners will be allowed to produce and harvest cannabis sativa with less than 0.3% THC. (THC is the psychoactive chemical in marijuana that creates mild euphoria.) […]

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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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Medical marijuana strongly supported by a majority of North Carolinians

January 14th, 2013 A poll conducted by Public Policy Polling reveals that most North Carolinians believe a doctor should have the right to prescribe marijuana for patients. Support for medical marijuana is at 58% overall, with 33% opposed and 9% undecided. A majority of every age group under age 65 supports medical marijuana. The poll […]

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Understanding the Legislative Process in North Carolina

Are you familiar with the legislative process in North Carolina?  NORML of North Carolina can help you wade through all the political mumbo jumbo and spell it out clearly for you! The following blog details how a bill is introduced and turn into law. This process is what every NC NORML member, supporter, or activist […]

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National NORML Tells Us How Colorado and Washington Legalized Marijuana

After Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana, National NORML held a conference call with its chapters across the country. The discussion recapped the outcome of the elections (regarding marijuana law), narratives that worked, state and local strategies, generating media effectively, targeting specific demographics and social media points to ponder. The following blog post is a summary […]

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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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