Action Alert: Copy and email your legislators the following info about crime reductions with legalization:Read more
Medical cannabis is available to a majority of Americans, but North Carolinians don’t have equal liberty and still risk arrest for possession.
A flurry of bills have been introduced with different content. Our mission is to continue educating legislators that cannabis is medicine, is safe, and reduces traffic fatalities and crashes.
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We’ve been asking you to email leadership, but at the moment, the most impact will come from CALLING House Health, Rules, and Agriculture Committee Chairs and other House leaders. Over the next week, the number of calls really matters!Read more
Lobbyist Report - 5 minutes per week for the next 8 weeks will get us closer.
Janis Ramquist, the NC NORML pro-bono lobbyist, has been pounding the marble at the General Assembly, and legislators are mentioning us now. Please keep emailing every week (details below).
Before we get into this call to action, have you seen HB 290 - Make Certain Drug Offenses Infractions? If your Representative cosponsored this bill, please call or email your thanks!Read more
Cannabis Legalization Could Yield Millions in Medicaid Savings Annually.
Two quick items before jumping into this week’s action.
1. HUGE shout-out to Wake county advocates who delivered an official letter on behalf of NC NORML to the NCGA in Raleigh which supplies all the FACTS to counter negative law enforcement BELIEFS. Check out the short letter here.
2. Want to get involved? The next NC NORML Orientation is coming up next Sunday! Register here.
Action Alert: Inform Your Legislators Cannabis Shown to Reduce Opioid and Cocaine Use and Opioid-Related Deaths
Nurses and healthcare providers - Please email Janis Ramquist NC NORML Government Affairs Consultant to help reach healthcare legislators to support medical cannabis. Other legislators will be looking to them for their opinions.Read more
A recent Elon University Poll, easily recognized as the “poll of record in North Carolina”, found that 73 percent of adult residents support legalizing medical marijuana in North Carolina.Read more
Before we get into this call to action, make sure that you have read the Elon Poll hot off the presses!Read more
Please Copy, Paste, and email to the NC Senator and Representative(s) in your county
NC NORML makes it easy for you to provide important information to your legislators with the Weekly Nuggets.
Please educate your legislators about the history of cannabis and that 73% of North Carolinians support legalizing medical cannabis.
We don’t have traditional influences like PACs (Political Action Committees give to campaigns), businesses, lobbyists, etc. so we need to be creative.
As we mentioned last week, we are releasing the NC NORML 2020 Annual Report and the Strategic Plan for 2021.
Here’s our last Weekly Nugget for 2020 – thank you for your support throughout this very challenging year!
Task Force For Racial Equity In Criminal Justice Recommendations Include Cannabis Decriminalization!
The Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice has released their report (https://ncdoj.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/TRECReportFinal_12132020.pdf) of over 100 recommendations.