NORMLTN Oct. 6, 2013 Meeting Notes.
The monthly meeting of NORMLTN at the Sunset Grill, 2001 Belcourt Ave, Nashville TN 37212 was well attended with a crisp agenda and several notable speakers.
NORMLTN President Doak Turner spoke about an initiative to lower the priority of pot busts in Nashville, Francis updated the audience about the success of our Facebook page likes, Colleen spoke on an industrial hemp progress towards the legislature, Alex spoke on plans to have a NORMLTN benefit concert, Bernie spoke on parts of Tennessee’s medical marijuana bill being successfully utilized by several states and the country of Uruguay. John spoke on NORMLTN’s upcoming meeting with MMJ bill sponsor, Legislator Sherry Jones. Katrina spoke on working with a TN doctor’s cannabis advocacy education efforts.
These are exciting days for NORMLTN and we need your help in convincing all Tennessee State Senators that it’s… Continue reading
Overcrowded prisons, racial disparities and social and economic burdens are some reasons US Attorney General Eric Holder called for changes in the Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences that have landed hundreds of thousands of non violent drug users in jail. Read more about it here.
People have been happily sharing the news that CNN’s Top Medical Correspondent produced a recent documentary that’s positive
about Marijuana. Read about why he changed his mind here. PS. Please share this article with your TN State Legislators. People locked up in TN prisons for marijuana use will be glad you did.
This is a great story of a Canadian who cured himself with hemp oil after his doctors gave up on him. Click here
to watch the video and remember to write your TN Legislators!
PS If the link doesn’t work, just google Youtube Run From The Cure.
I am writing on behalf of Seth Green’s Petition in East Tn. People are working very hard to get Medical Marijuana Legalized in Tn. from our side of the state. It would help VERY much if you all could help us out. Myself I have Crohn’s & getting my Cannabis off the street & would LOVE to get it Legally, because without the Cannabis I can’t eat don’t feel like doing anything. It is amazing what a difference it makes in so many people’s lives. IF there is any way you can help us out we would be VERY grateful.!~!~!~! Thank You for taking the time to read this.!~!~!~!~!~!~!
You are not alone. Many people across the State of Tennessee are in the same position. We need to band together to solve this problem. One of the most effective things you can… Continue reading
From NORMLTN member Francis.
Has anyone / everyone seen the TV program, “Marijuana Miracle Cure 2: Wired for Weed”? It was on the Wealth TV Network, regular cable TV station last night. It is also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo_qlsJQtwc It seems to have been released quite recently. Very up-to-date information.
Excellent educational / informative show, 60 minutes in length, and it will be repeated tomorrow, Monday, July 15 at 3 pm and 10 pm. The fact that it is airing on a cable network, standard programming with regular commercials for non-related products, is phenomenal.
Last weekend, I attended Wakarusa, a music festival in the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. At the event, I came across a booth for Arkansas for Compassionate Care, the Arkansas group that pushed for medical marijuana legislation in the neighboring state of Arkansas.
While they lost by 1.7%, the close results are encouraging. In my discussion with one of their members, he noted the scientific survey that they had done, which told them the percentage of votes in support and against ahead of the election. He noted that this survey was right on the dot in terms of accuracy.
He noted that his group received $760,000 in funding from the Marijuana Policy Project. After this discussion, I came to the conclusion that TN NORML needs to establish relationships with reform groups at the national level. He explained to me that… Continue reading