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Paul Kuhn speaks on legalizing marijuana

“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.

A Cry For Help


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.!~!~!~!~!~!~!


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

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

Nashville June 6 Film: Drug War 2 – Invite Your Legislators!


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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

Deadline: May 30
08days 18h 26m 20s
PENDING This event will only happen if 75 more people reserve a ticket.

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… Continue reading

“Marijuana Finally Legalized” Should Be The Headline

Reprinted with permission by Caz Loth.

“Marijuana finally legalized,” is the headline that should be appearing on the front page of newspapers across the country instead of, “The biggest bust in the county,” or “$100K seized in pot bust.” One of the most diversely useful plants on the planet has been co-opted by governments to make money. That’s the simple explanation. Its one more lesson in control when free beings can be told how to self medicate by a power that is out mostly for its own good and often to the detriment of its citizens. How we have allowed a small group of individuals, police, lawyers, judges, correctional facilities and drug dealers to monopolize the benefits of this extremely valuable plant through prohibition is hard to understand.

No government should be able to regulate what plants the citizens of the planet use. All the plants on the planet were… Continue reading

On Mother’s Day, 2013, A Marijuana Mom Goes to Jail

Nashville, TN – The original U.S. Mothers’ Day was an 1870 protest against injustice and war.
The U.S. has more people in prison than any country in the world because of an unjust U.S. Drug War – which includes arrests for medical marijuana in TN.

This Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12th, mother, midwife, college instructor and grandmother Marilyn Green will be ” kidnapped” by the state of TN and forced into prison for growing medical marijuana that her husband Gerry has used for degenerative disc and back pain from an accident.

Show your support for Marilyn Greene Campbell on Facebook. She also has a Save The Campbell’s FB site where you can sign a petition on her behalf . You can also reach her directly at mgcampbell4772@gmail.com, or  615-848-5557.

To strengthen our campaign, please visit our monthly meetings and start talking to non-pot smokers and legislators alike about… Continue reading

Hamilton County TN Grand Jury Recommends Legalizing Pot

court-says-no-to-dispensary-bans-thumb-325x325CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) – Legalizing marijuana is always a hot topic and for the first time in history, national research shows the majority of people in favor of it.

The Hamilton County Grand Jury for the first quarter of the year just concluded. After hearing more than 600 cases, they submitted recommendations to Judge Rebecca Stern, that they think would improve the county’s criminal justice system.

That’s standard procedure, but there’s one recommendation that’s getting a lot of attention and it has to do with legalizing certain amounts of marijuana.

Tennessee is one of 26 states that makes no exception to marijuana; medical or recreational, it’s against the law.

“I don’t think it should be legalized because our people are acting foolish enough right about now, so just adding it to make it legal, everybody would be trying to get it then and we don’t need it,” Chattanooga resident Kathryn… Continue reading