Tennessee News

MTSU Drug War Education Film/Panel A Success!

Thanks to NORMLTN Student Education Committee Chair Alex and Young Americans For Liberty, MTSU had a record turn out for the drug war education film, Breaking The Taboo, on April 18th of this year.

Approximately 50 students and others attended the film and panel discussion “I was impressed with the turnout,” said NORMLTN Committee Chair and MTSU  pre-law student Alex. ” I feel confident in brining this film and others to other universities in Middle TN as we push together to reform marijuana laws in this state.”

Thanks also go to panel members, NORMLTN President, Attorney Doak Patton, Nashville Attorney Andrew L. and Rutherford County Public Defender Gerald Melton.

This outreach effort to educate the public at universities, churches, civic groups and in the TN Legislature is a result of the growing interest and support in NORMLTN’s mission to change marijuana laws in TN.

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NORMLTN Invited To Weekly Nashville Music Festival.

After a successful 4/20/13 Education and Celebration Event. NORMLTN has been invited to have a table at The East Side Hootenany; a public concert series starting Saturday May 11, 2013! We are excited to continue our mission to educate the public on the injustice of TN marijuana laws. It will be a fun way to meet the public, enjoy some great music and help us make new friends and members and get more letters to our legislators outlining the need for a change in TN marijuana laws.

If you’d like to volunteer at the table with us at this cool, public series, starting Saturday May 11, 2013 please contact  jmegivens@comcast.net ASAP.

We appreciate your support of our efforts to organize, educate and change TN marijuana laws. Our next public monthly meeting is Sunday, May 5, 2013 2 p.m. at The Sunset Grill in Nashville TN. Ya’ll come and… Continue reading

Why NORMLTN? Let’s Look At Our Mission Statement!

NORMLTN’s core committee will meet today 4/28/13 to discuss ways to strengthen our organization, place skilled members in key positions and how we can more effectively work to recruit talented, responsible and dedicated people like yourselves.

From the mission statement, which is the “why” our organization exists, we get to the “how do we do it” through our 501c3 charter, bylaws, then to questions like, “What are the skills we need to achieve these things?”

That skill search will point us to people with the talent and passion to make things happen. Could that be YOU? We sure hope so.

One of the challenges of being a marijuana activist is staying anonymous while still being effective in helping our organization to change the medical marijuana laws (and then others too, if we do it right!) in TN

Sooooooo in our upcoming June Board Elections, we have the opportunity to look… Continue reading

NORMLTN’s First 4/20 Education Celebration A Success!

NewsChannel5, The Nashville Scene and Fox News all came to recognize and report on NORMLTN’s 4/20/13 day long Marijuana education and celebration event. Highlights included a well attended panel discussion with Rep. Sherry Jones, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’s Erin James, Author Constance Gee and others with NORMLTN President Doak Patton moderating.

The poetry, comedy and music that followed attracted a long stream  of visitors new to NORMLTN events and the results were not only new friends and members, but increased awareness of the injustice of TN Marijuana Laws and the importance of changing them.

Thank you to all the organizers, participants and attendees. One highlight of the day – fire twirlers performing at night in front of a live Fox-TV shoot with a crowd of Medical Marijuana supporters holding signs to raise awareness and change the laws in TN. This was truly a moment in NORMLTN history.

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Educate, Communicate, Celebrate and Liberate on 4/20/13

Help Wanted: Change TN Marijuana Laws: Educate, Communicate and Liberate  the State of Tennessee from Harsh and Unfair Laws!

Help Wanted: Change TN Marijuana Laws: Educate, Communicate and Liberate the State of Tennessee from Harsh and Unfair Marijuana Laws on 4/20/13!



Invites you to

Help us Educate and Celebrate 4/20

on Marijuana Education Day

 4/20/13 from 4:20 p.m. to 1 a.m.

 The East Side Performance Artist’s Co-op,

107 N 11th St., Nashville, TN 37206

(615) 596-7257

Panel Discussion, Educational Materials, Poetry, Comedy & Music. 

This is a FREE EVENT! Bring Friends and Family!

Come Learn: What illness can marijuana help? How long has it been used by man?

Can you overdose on marijuana like pharmaceuticals?  How are medical marijuana friendly states addressing regulation and arrests?

“Marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in America (behind only alcohol and tobacco), and has been used by nearly 100 million Americans… despite harsh laws against its use. Our public policies should reflect this reality, not… Continue reading

Tennessee NORML Marijuana Education Day & Celebration April 20


March Monthly Meeting – Get Organized!

marijuana-court-300x225-thumb-325x243How to get better organized was one of the main topics at the last NORMLTN monthly meeting on March 3rd, 2013 at the Sunset Grill. That topic was prefaced by several others: President Doak Patton mentioned a voter registration and signature drive, Rev. Aaron announced an upcoming legislative advocacy day, we discussed the importance of re-branding the cannabis user, removing the ‘stupid stoner syndrome’ and watching legislation in Kentucky, Neal spoke about a comedy and music show for hemp on April 9 and 23rd at The End, and we went around the room to introduce ourselves and areas we’d be interested in.

Get a Dry Erase Board

Marilyn suggested we write up the minutes from the last meeting and ask members to read, correct, and approve the minutes in order to create continuity and accountability. Then print the minutes for all to see when they come in so new… Continue reading