We are fighting for Cannabis Reform in North Carolina

The People of North Carolina are ready for cannabis reform.

The North Carolina Cannabis Lobby is a group of farmers, business owners, and NC citizens championing for a comprehensive cannabis program in 2020.

The aggressive enforcement of cannabis possession laws needlessly arrests hundreds of thousands of people into the criminal justice system and wastes billions of taxpayers’ dollars. What’s more, it is carried out with staggering racial bias. Despite being a priority for police departments nationwide, the war on cannabis has failed to reduce cannabis use and availability and diverted resources that could be better invested in our communities.

According to a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union, North Carolina spent nearly $55 million enforcing marijuana possession laws in 2010, while statewide African Americans were arrested for marijuana possession at 3.4 times the rate of whites, despite comparable marijuana usage rates

The North Carolina Cannabis Act is in it’s beginning stage in the bill process and the time to start organizing is now.

What can you do? Sign the petition below, donate to the cause, and share on social media so we can get the word out.

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Dear Senator/Representative [last name]: The legislation HB 1143 & HB 401 addressing medical cannabis and the changing of these outdated laws is of paramount interest to me because I care deeply about medical cannabis and the patients that need it to function and provide for themselves and for our society. I am primarily concerned about (describe major specific concern within the topic of prohibition, criminal justice reform, sick patients, etc) because (state …

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We are so excited to share we have not one, but two medical cannabis bills on the table in North Carolina! I am sure you have seen us posting about the North Carolina Cannabis Lobby, and may be interested in how you can get involved or what we are even lobbying for.  The North Carolina Cannabis Lobby is a group of farmers, business owners, and NC citizens championing for a comprehensive cannabis …

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