They Came to Change the Law: NORMLTN March Meeting at Sunset Grill
The March 2013 monthly meeting of NORMLTN featured about 30 new and returning activists willing to change the laws in TN. We heard from Rev. Aaron Colyer, founder of Tennesseans for Medical Canabis Now, who will visit several state legislators on Tuesday March 5th, MTSU student, Alex, working on showing the film, “Breaking the Taboo” at the college, and the comedian, Neal, who’s preparing a medical marijuana benefit show at The End April 9th and 23rd.
We also went around the room and heard from old and new members discussing why they’ve come. Answers ranged from vets who’d rather smoke for medical reasons than take pharmaceuticals with harmful side effects, to those who want the laws changed so they don’t have to fear persecution and risk losing job, house and freedom if they use marijuana.
We gathered suggestions for improvement, which included having minutes from previous meetings printed up and ready for the next meeting, developing our committee work and figuring out ways that the ‘silent army’ of marijuana users can support the work of reform.
We also heard updates on Marilyn and Jerry Campbell’s March 18th court trial with media interest from Jim Ridley of the Scene, and Kaye’s media preparation for her brother’s marijuana trial in Mississippi, ironically on that same date.
Exciting days are ahead as we approach Spring, the 4/20 celebration and our continuing education events, legislative visits and media outreach. We hope you’ll join us with your friends, your talents and ideas as we let people know it’s time for a positive change in TN’s marijuana laws!
Tell us what you’re willing to do to change the law in TN.