Bernie will be visiting the offices of our Legislature today promoting the “Safe Access to Medical Cannabis Act” bill that Rep. Sherry Jones is sponsoring. The bill will be renamed shortly so please check back on that story.
My name is Len Armstrong, I am 56 years of age, and I am a father of four sons, and grandfather to 9. I reside in East Tennessee near Knoxville.
I am a retired iron worker with disabilities resulting from injuries to my lumbar and cervical spine, and ulnar and radial nerve damage which are the result of two separate job accidents spanning a 30 year career. I am also dealing with skin cancer and prostate issues.
Despite these physical issues, and the pain and discomfort associated with them, I have not allowed it to slow me down too much in my efforts to work with others for a collective well-structured effort for legislative change that would legally permit the use of medical cannabis in the state of Tennessee.
I have been an activist for medical cannabis reform since 2002. My activism began as simply as a letter writing campaign… Continue reading
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 time to change cannabis laws when the… Continue reading
“I have been a proponent of legalizing and taxing marijuana as long as I have enjoyed using marijuana which (I began) more than 40 years ago,” Paul Kuhn told the Nashville Kiwanis Club. He made a strong case, particularly for using marijuana as medicine. He says, “We have wasted tax dollars, ruined lives and foregone revenue we would have gotten if marijuana were regulated and taxed.
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 do at this time… Continue reading
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 will… Continue reading
American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny
Presented by Cannabis Science (CBIS)
Thursday, June 06 7:30pm – 9:25pm
in Nashville, TN at Carmike Bellevue 8 $12.00 General
08days 18h 26m 20s
The Event Program
- Movie presentation of American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny
Director Kevin Booth navigates through the cutting edge of Cannabis research while becoming a foster parent to a child court ordered to take powerful mind altering drugs. After surviving brain surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, a 2-year-old boy lay in a coma not eating for over 40 days. His parents are told to make funeral arrangements. However, his father had read about a version of an ancient drug made… Continue reading