Welcome to the New Nugget!
Welcome to the new NC NORML Nugget format! To access the embedded links, please click on the image and read it in the linked document.
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NC General Assembly - 2021 Cannabis Update
After many sessions of great bills that have gone nowhere, there was significant movement this session on cannabis reform.Read more
Raleigh Update And An Email To Send AG Josh Stein
- Check out the update from Raleigh
- Send a quick email to the AG Office
We apologize, we goofed!
The incorrect link for applications went out previously. It is actually www.NCNORML.org/Positions
Apply to join NC NORML Leadership!Read more
Veteran Email and Leadership Positions
- An email to copy/paste and send to your Senator in the General Assembly (especially if you are a vet!)
- How you can apply to join our Leadership Team
- A report from our lobbyist
Opioid Reduction and Lobbyist Update
Please send the email below to your Senator in the NC General Assembly (then read the report from our lobbyist) https://ncleg.gov/FindYourLegislators
Lobbyist Report and Economic Benefits of Legalization
S711 was re-referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Proposed Committee Substitute (PCS) was heard today; no vote, only discussion and public comments.Read more
Cannabis Prohibition Harms North Carolina Residents
Please send the message below to your NC Senator. Go to Find Your Legislators and click the NC Senator radio button.Read more
Ending Cannabis Prohibition May Result in Greater Savings than New Revenues
Please send the following email to your Senator in the NC General Assembly (Find your Senator here https://www.ncleg.gov/FindYourLegislators):Read more
Traffic Fatalities and Crash Rates with Cannabis Use - Email Your Senator
Please copy and paste the following email and send it to your Senator in the NC General Assembly (https://www.ncleg.gov/FindYourLegislators)Read more
Traffic Fatalities and Crash Rates with Cannabis Use - Email Your Representative
Please copy and paste the following message and send it to your Representative in the NCGA (https://www.ncleg.gov/FindYourLegislators)Read more
Cannabis Dependence (9%) is Less Than Opioid Dependence (26%) - and Much Less Than Legal Drugs Tobacco (32%), and Alcohol (15%).
Medical cannabis has the potential to ease North Carolina's Opioid Crisis.
Please send the following email to NC Senate Health Committee Chairs Senators Burgin, Krawiec and Perry.Read more
Cannabis Efficacy is Dose Dependent
NC NORML witnessed NC cannabis history on June 30, 2021!Read more
Passage of a Medical Cannabis Bill May Depend on Your Action
Lobbyist Update: The Senate Judiciary Committee discussed Senate Bill 711 on June 23, and heard public comments. A vote may be held next week. This is a highly regulated bill that will be implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Agriculture, a Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, and a Medical Cannabis Production Commission. Senators Rabon and Lee and others drafted the bill to address the concerns of senators who have deep misgivings. The medical conditions in the bill are limited, but there is an avenue for change in the future. The Medical Cannabis Advisory Board may add other debilitating medical conditions. See the bill summary below.
THC Tests Do Not Measure Impairment: Let’s End the Practice and Support Our Veterans
Lobbyist update: The General Assembly is focused on the budget so it will likely be July before any cannabis bills are considered in committee or the possibility of a Senate vote. We are working to change S711 language so 1) physicians decide the medical conditions, dose, and delivery system and 2) ensure there is content labeling. Cannabis corporations recognized the progress NC NORML has made, and has hired lobbyists so the landscape has become more complicated.
The reality is that bills without bipartisan sponsors aren’t likely to be heard. We will keep you posted with any changes. Your legislators still need to hear from you.Read more
Veterans Support Cannabis
Please send the following to your Representative and Senator in the NCGA, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A VETERAN (https://www.ncleg.gov/FindYourLegislators)Read more
Cannabis is on the Move in Congress: See Lobbyist Update
During the last weekend in May, our nation collectively observed its nineteenth Memorial Day since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan in 2001. In the weeks and months leading up to this somber reminder of the true cost of war, federal lawmakers were busy filing bills to increase access to medical marijuana for veterans in states where it has been previously legalized.Read more
Telling Your Story to Family, Friends, and Legislators Can Be Very Powerful and Effective.
Before getting into this week’s content, we’d like to remind you to sign and share the petition in support of medical cannabis. Print a copy and post at your favorite shop and send up pictures of complete pages!