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

Interest of Justice

Interest of Justice On March 16, 2015, I read an article in the Charlotte Observer about the arrest of a 94 year old Charlotte man for felony possession of marijuana. The who, what and when were laid out in terse and dispassionate language – 48 words total in 5 lines. Yet these 48 words gripped … More Interest of Justice

NC Representative Report Card – 2015 Medical Marijuana

The table below lists all the representatives in the General Assembly in 2015 and how they stand on allowing patients to have access to cannabis based on a doctor’s recommendation. (Click here to see a report card for the Senators in the General Assembly.) Some of these Representatives have shared their stance on allowing doctors … More NC Representative Report Card – 2015 Medical Marijuana

HB 78 – Medical Cannabis Act (2015)

North Carolina’s House Bill 78 – Enact Medical Cannabis Act – was introduced by Rep. Kelly Alexander. This 2015 bill has several co-sponsors and has some of the following features: Patients are allowed to maintain a 24 ounce supply Patients and caregivers are allowed a 250 square foot cultivation space Qualifying conditions include… cancer, glaucoma, … More HB 78 – Medical Cannabis Act (2015)

Eleven Rules for Cannabis Social Etiquette

Basic guidelines for marijuana smoking etiquette have been learned by watching others and occasionally published in magazines and books over the years. One version of these rules was made available in a 2007 book titled Pot Culture as the wave of marijuana awareness began its current surge. As cannabis has continued its push into American … More Eleven Rules for Cannabis Social Etiquette

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 … More March Against Fear (Blog) – Freedom Fighters’ Journey to Raise Marijuana Awareness