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Congressman Cohen Urges Attorney General Holder to Reschedule Marijuana

LOBBY DAY FOR THE KOOZER-KUHN MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT (HB 1385)

Although Tennessee NORML is not directly involved the following event we wish them well and much success in educating the public. The event may reap valuable media attention and open discussions, across the state. Hopefully it will lead to more open minds and positive overall results.  The goal of Tennessee NORML is to change laws related to cannabis in this state, to improve the quality of life for applicable patients. This following * is posted on behalf of Bernie Ellis and Rep. Sherry Jones.

Thanks and we’ll see you there.

The Tennessee NORML Board of Directors

*We ask all Tennesseans who support re-establishing a medical cannabis program in Tennessee to join us in Nashville on Monday, January 27 for a day of lobbying, networking, sharing and learning. Here is the tentative schedule.

Today through Friday — Call your state legislators, your House and Senate members, and schedule appointments… Continue reading

Florida Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana For Child Seizures

This may be the first new MMJ Bill that addresses child seizures.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/01/16/262481852/florida-bill-would-allow-marijuana-extract-for-child-seizures

We’re growing fast.

When we started the newest Tennessee Chapter a couple years ago we were proud when we first had 10 people show. This last meeting was more than 60 (Thanks all that attended!). We had dozens standing and many couldn’t get in and hung around outside. We had great speakers (see my earlier blog) and the excitement was high.

We need a larger venue. The Sunset Grill is great and it’s been a blessing to have such a place to use to further the cause of removing cannabis prohibition in Tennessee.

Does anyone know of a place that could hold up to 100? Please comment from this blog and we’ll check it out or click on the Contact Us button at the top of the page.

Alaska Takes Step to Becoming Next State to Legalize Marijuana

Looks like it’s a done deal come November!

http://nation.time.com/2014/01/08/alaska-takes-step-to-becoming-next-state-to-legalize-marijuana/

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

Attny Gen Holder

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.