We are asking a lot from you, our members, in our change of policy on the NCCPN website. Charging dues for the current website is not a great idea. I would feel better if the NCCPN website was kept up to date on various subjects. I envision a site where several aspects of medical marijuana like health, news from the free states etc. is kept updated. Current vital statistics from Legal States like Drunk driver arrests, crime rates, youth use and more. Who would do this great work to manage and arrange this information for us? How about members who are active on the computer anyway? They could donate their time instead of money to keep us updated with the latest in statistics, studies and law changes. Current information is essential in the fight to change unjust laws. Our members out on the street will benefit from the information when it is readily available. This information will need to be in its own area separate from the forum so it will not disappear off the front page. News articles with facts that help us when we meet marijuana opponents need to be archived in a special column for ready access so our members can brush up on the facts quickly and easily.
It will take a lot of money to change medical marijuana laws in NC and I do not expect to get it all from members. We need folks with good writing skills that could write grant proposals along with fundraising letters. One good letter on a crowd funding site asking for help from others might be a source of income. We hope to have another t-shirt design to choose from this fall and I will have a button maker soon to make custom buttons for a reasonable donation. We will continue to auction any items donated to NCCPN. Onsite advertising will be considered for an income stream also. There must be more but my mind fails me right now. Post some of your ideas when you can.
If we could make NCCPN the go to site for current information about medical marijuana in NC for more than just our members we will benefit.