Although Tennessee NORML is not directly involved the following event we wish them well and much success in educating the public. The event may reap valuable media attention and open discussions, across the state. Hopefully it will lead to more open minds and positive overall results. The goal of Tennessee NORML is to change laws related to cannabis in this state, to improve the quality of life for applicable patients. This following * is posted on behalf of Bernie Ellis and Rep. Sherry Jones.
Thanks and we’ll see you there.
The Tennessee NORML Board of Directors
*We ask all Tennesseans who support re-establishing a medical cannabis program in Tennessee to join us in Nashville on Monday, January 27 for a day of lobbying, networking, sharing and learning. Here is the tentative schedule.
Today through Friday — Call your state legislators, your House and Senate members, and schedule appointments with them to… Continue reading
This may be the first new MMJ Bill that addresses child seizures.
When we started the newest Tennessee Chapter a couple years ago we were proud when we first had 10 people show. This last meeting was more than 60 (Thanks all that attended!). We had dozens standing and many couldn’t get in and hung around outside. We had great speakers (see my earlier blog) and the excitement was high.
We need a larger venue. The Sunset Grill is great and it’s been a blessing to have such a place to use to further the cause of removing cannabis prohibition in Tennessee.
Does anyone know of a place that could hold up to 100? Please comment from this blog and we’ll check it out or click on the Contact Us button at the top of the page.
Bipartisan coalition of lawmakers endorses Colorado model in narrow vote.
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Sandy McClurg Bush writes:
I have been hesitant to talk about this publicly for obvious reasons, but have decided that the potential benefits for my family greatly outweigh the risks of negative backlash so here goes nothing…….
As most of you now know our son Cameron has a rare and catastrophic form of epilepsy called infantile spasms. Despite being on medications he is still having anywhere from 3-20 seizures every day, on average. Over the last few weeks I have spent many hours researching something that I now feel has a very real possibility of helping my son, medical marijuana. I believe that many people’s hesitations and oppositions to this are based on misinformation, so I would like to ask all of you to put aside what you think you know about it and allow me to share what I have learned through my many hours of research.
I have… Continue reading
57 people attended.
Key speakers: Alex Connolly, Bernie Ellis, Penn Mattison, Rick Williams
Mission Statement: “The purpose of this organization is to promote cannabis in a positive manner and to interact and share ideas with the citizens of Tennessee throughout local communities, with the ultimate goal of legalization for medical, insustrial, and personal use.”
Purpose of meeting- Goals, Progress, etc.
Meeting starts at 2:00 p.m.
Doak Speaks – Introduces Kwame Leo Lillard.
Leo Lillard speaks – Invites people to march on Dr. Martin Luther King day Monday the 20th, discuss presenting a different way of introducting legalization to those who don’t advocate it, idea for cards to be made informing people of their rights (4th amendment)
Rep.Harold Love speaks – Discusses decriminilization of marijuana, 46 million spent on prison systems for marijuana use
Bernie Ellis speaks – HB 1385 has been filed, contact Sherry Jones. Need Senator to file companion… Continue reading