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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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Opiates, Cannabis, and North Carolina.

States that have legal access to medical cannabis have seen drastic reductions in opiate overdose deaths. Twenty five percent, one out of four deaths prevented by cannabis. Our elected officials are turning a blind eye to the suffering of their constituents and ignore offering medical cannabis as an option.

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Support for Medical Marijuana Surges for Third Year – North Carolina, 2015

Seven out of ten North Carolinians support a doctor’s right to prescribe marijuana to patients in need. According to a Public Policy Polling survey – conducted in January of 2015 – 70% of the state is now in favor of legalizing medicinal cannabis for card carrying patients. This polling data shows a 7% increase each […]

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Medical Marijuana Research Business Raided in North Carolina – Call to Action

Todd Stimson owns Blue Ridge Medical Cannabis Research Corporation (BRMCRC). His company has a mission to determine which strains of marijuana are most effective for medical patients. His company has been operating publicly for almost a decade and has been paying taxes consistently along the way. The only problem is that the state of North […]

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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 Rally – February 12, 2013 in Raleigh

What is this upcoming medical marijuana event? NORML of North Carolina, NCCPN and perhaps hundreds of other concerned citizens are rallying to show support of the new medical marijuana bill in North Carolina. This is being touted as the Medical Cannabis Act Legislative Day. This bill will allow safe access for people seeking relief from […]

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