In 1819, Washington Irving published the story of Rip Van Winkle, a Colonist living in the Catskill Mountains, who was beloved by his fellow villagers for his friendliness towards all, his folksy stories and affection for children and animals. His one fault was his habit of disappearing whenever there was work to be done. While … More Thoughts on Being a Cannabis Activist in the Rip Van Winkle State
The table below lists all the Senators 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 Representatives in the General Assembly.) Some of these Senators have shared their stance (in varying ways) … More NC Senator 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
On Thursday March 19 NC NORML, NCCPN and activists from all parts of North Carolina and the South will be attending the annual Rally in Raleigh. By attending this event you are showing state congress that you are ready for them to pass a long overdue medical cannabis bill. A recent Public Policy Polling survey … More Legislative Rally for Medical Marijuana in Raleigh – March 19, 2015
North Carolina does not have a ballot initiative process to pass laws. Instead of being able to gather enough signatures from registered voters in the state to put a referendum on the November ballot, we must persuade our legislators to pass the bills we want. Reaching out to your representative is not difficult or time … More Contacting Your Legislator About Legalizing Cannabis in North Carolina
In North Carolina to pass a medical marijuana bill or legalize industrial hemp, we must persuade our representatives and senators in the General Assembly. Voters do not have the option of gathering enough signatures to put a referendum or initiative on the ballot. Instead we are dependent on our lawmakers to introduce these bills and … More Who Represents Me in North Carolina’s State Congress?
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, … More NC NORML’s Business Plan for 2015