I have procrastinated for too long, but, it seems to have paid off. The headline above is exclusive to nccpn.org. If you are a member, you should receive a personal letter advising you of this news. If you noticed in the interview of Rep Kelly Alexander, he stated that his next legislation would tackle not only medical cannabis, but the attending damage to society from the laws against this plant.
As most of you know, Paul (the ignorant one) Stam recommended our bill (HB 84) get an unfavorable rating; and his Republican allies responded with the votes to "kill the bill". Unfavorable meant that 'no bills addressing this issue could be brought forth' for the remainder of the long session and includes the short session. The Short Session begins next month, and, for your pleasure, I would like to announce that Rep Alexander plans to introduce a "Constitutional Amendment to Repeal Prohibition in North Carolina". You see, Constitutional Amendments can be introduced "ANYTIME!". Granted, the chances are very, very slim...but it KEEPS HOPE ALIVE...and it gives us a target for now.
Most of you have shared in the growth of NCCPN. We are over 1550 members now as more and more citizens realize that we are not a government name collection site. Many, including our President Tom Harper, are working overtime. You, as a guest or member, are being fed news almost as it happens on the main page forum. Our webmaster donates his time because of the rightness of this issue. His expertise is normally paid for and well worth their money. Thanks for the donation of time from all of you.
If you have followed our intent for next session; it falls in line with Rep. Alexander's efforts. Instead of working alone to pass medical cannabis, NCCPN will work with NORML, SSDP, MPP, DPA and anyone else fighting for Justice in our society. We will do this by presenting a bill to repeal prohibition in NC. We are actively working to support efforts to remove cannabis from the schedule of controlled substances.
This will also nullify the rightly intentioned but wrong effort to pass legislation for 'CBD ONLY CANNBIS'. The plant, God Given, included all parts God intended for it. To deny the advantage and ability of THC in the medical use process is not sound science. At the same time, any legislation moving the availability of the medicine forward is encouraged..
Anyone (should be everyone) who has been following WBTV news knows that they have devoted the entire month to medical cannabis. Their news director, Brad Hyatt, needs to be commended for his efforts to alert WBT to the importance of this issue to all North Carolina Citizens. He is the one who decides where to budget the money for this story and went above and beyond a local station when they sent Molly Grantham to Colorado on the assignment. Broadcast Emmys are made to recognize these efforts and NCCPN hopes to help make this happen.for WBTV. It is well deserved.
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