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Republicans in Florida introduce bill to legalize medical marijuana

Mary Ellen Klas, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau

Thursday, January 9, 2014 7:39pm

TALLAHASSEE — Hope came Thursday for families whose children suffer from epileptic seizures, as the chairman of a key legislative committee agreed to file a bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana that has a high content of the chemical compound cannabidiol.

“Our work is only beginning,” said Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Shalimar, after the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee heard testimony for nearly two hours from parents of children from Miami, Weston, Tampa, Pensacola and even Colorado.

The families pleaded with lawmakers to legalize strains of marijuana such as “Charlotte’s Web” saying it is their last, best hope of relieving the uncontrollable seizures in their medically fragile children. The strain is high in cannabidiol or CBD, the ingredient that controls seizures, but is low in tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, the compound that creates a high.

They spoke of the anecdotal evidence… Continue reading

Getting Ready To Visit The Legislature, Jan 2014?

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

US Attorney General Calls To Cut Federal Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences

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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. 

 

Run From The Cure – Healing With Hemp Oil

This is a great story of a Canadian who cured himself with hemp oil after his doctors gave up on him. Click here I KILL CANCER

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.

A Cry For Help

Dear NORMLTN:

Man Writing LetterI 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.!~!~!~!~!~!~!

Rita.

Dear Rita,

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

NORMLTN Visits Arkansas Music Festival

endprohibition-copyThis report in from NORMLTN’s Alex on a recent road trip.

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

Should Grandma Smoke Pot?

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At our last June NORMLTN monthly meeting, we learned about an excellent program and movement called “The Silver Tour.”

It teaches seniors about the benefits of medical cannabis. It includes a video called “Should Grandma Smoke Pot” which makes numerous points about why and how to lobby for change.

Take a look  at the link, scroll down to the video and enjoy. Please share it with as many people as you can, it’s also available on Youtube and builds a solid, logical case to help us convince TN legislators that it’s time to change the laws.

A simple way to do it, is search this site for your representative’s email and send the link with a short note that states you’re in their district and why you think this is important to look at this and change the law.

We’re making progress but every letter and email we send… Continue reading

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