The Time Is Now

 

Cannabis-Medicine-1We, the people, must raise our voices and vote. Vote for the change to the laws on Cannabis. We, the people have the right to use a whole plant, to grow our own medicine to have safe access to the medicine we need.

So much stigma over nothing. A plant that was used for everything up until a few years ago when Harry Anslinger decided to use his racist views to curb the possession of use.

Harry J. Anslinger was the director of the FBN (Federal Bureau of Narcotics – Now known as the DEA) from 1930 until 1962.  This man was so full of hate and he was one of the biggest supporters of prohibition.

By using the mass media as his forum, Anslinger was the main person behind the creating of an anti-marijuana sentiment during those years. The anti-marijuana propaganda film Reefer Madness from 1936 is a good example of his work.

There were two components that he would use for the masses. First, the message that weed is evil. Second, racism, according to him, Latinos and black people were smoking ‘marihuana’ and made them ‘forget their place in society’. He made it to seem as if people of color were the only ones who used Cannabis. Looks like Jeff Sessions took a page straight out of the book of Anslinger.

Here are 14 of the most ridiculous, racist, hateful quotes Harry Anslinger made about cannabis users. Prepare yourself..

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Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind.​

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Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.​

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There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others.​​

4.

You smoke a joint and you’re likely to kill your brother.​

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Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death.

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The primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.​

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No one knows, when he places a marijuana cigarette to his lips, whether he will become a joyous reveller in a musical heaven, a mad insensate, a calm philosopher, or a murderer.

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If the hideous monster Frankenstein came face to face with marijuana, he would drop dead of fright.

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Some people will fly into a delirious rage, and they are temporarily irresponsible and may commit violent crimes. Other people will laugh uncontrollably. It is impossible to say what the effect will be on any individual.

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Marihuana leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing.​

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It is dangerous to the mind and body, and particularly dangerous to the criminal type, because it releases all of the inhibitions.

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The use of cannabis, whether smoked or ingested in its various form, undoubtedly gives rise to a form of addiction, which has serious social consequences (abandonment of work, propensity to theft and crime, disappearance of reproductive power).

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I do not think there is such a thing as not being able to cure an addict. Marihuana addicts must go to a Federal narcotic farm.

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The addict pays anywhere from 10 to 25 cents per cigarette. It will be sold by the cigarette. In illicit traffic the bulk price would be around $20 per pound. Legitimately, the bulk is around $2 per pound.

This is an absurdity!

Now let’s look at some NORML, everyday people imprisoned for a plant.

Fate Vincent Winslow

Conviction: Distribution of marijuana
Sentence: Life imprisonment without parole, probation or suspension of sentence
Facility: Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola

Read the full story of all convicted here on the Rolling Stone article

 

Patricia Albright

Conviction: Conspiracy to manufacture marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, and structuring currency transactions to evade federal reporting requirements
Sentence: Five and a half years
Facility: Federal Correctional Institution Dublin in California. Read her Rolling Stone Article here

I am in absolute shock of how many are incarcerated over helping to heal themselves and others.

 

Here is another compiled article for you to see.  From a Mother Jones Report

These are just a couple of lists. This must stop. We must get out and speak to people. If you are a patient and can’t physically get out, email your city council, your senators, your governor. Talk to your DOCTORS. More and more are becoming receptive to treating yourself with this herb. We must find a way to stop this insanity of locking a person up for a plant.  A plant less harmful than your tomatoes or a rosebush.

The more we speak up, the more our voices will be heard. Join your local NORML chapter now and help with the good fight.

 

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Triad Norml Meeting

We will be meeting in the auditorium of the Forsyth Central Library to discuss the upcoming 420 event in Winston Salem, a decriminalization resolution and future presentations planned for Winston/Greensboro/High Point. Add your voice to the conversation.

This upcoming Saturday, February 24th from 3pm-5pm

Forsyth County Public Library, Central Location

660 W.5th Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101

Triad NORML

Triad NORML   invites persons to the monthly public meetings. Often, we have people turn up to see what they can do to help us out and spread the word based on scientific reason as to why cannabinoids are largely significant to our health and well being.   On rare occasion, we find some that think this movement for legalization is about a party. That is not the case in any form or fashion.

We are about the reform of laws regarding marijuana so that people can heal themselves with an all natural plant, whole plant marijuana that voids no deadly toxins. Keeping persons from using a plant, a plant of all things is ridiculous. NO one should be caged like an animal for using and growing medicine.

We need more strong people in this movement. Not people interested in a party, not people interested in drama. We need those willing to speak up and speak out and  be at the front lines working to reform the laws of the land.

We the people are not free. We the people do not yet have the right across the states to grow and use legally. Are we not adults? Are we not Americans who have been taught that we live in the land of the free? Do we not have the right to ingest what we see fit into our own selves? Even North Korea allows legal use of this plant. Do you still feel free being confined to ignorant old prohibition laws? No, no you don’t. Speak up, Speak out. Join your local NORML Chapter now.

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New Things with NC NORML

Hello NC NORML Triad Members and Supporters!!!

We are diligently working as we go through a transitional period in North Carolina NORML. OUR EFFORTS HAVE NOT AND WILL NOT CEASE!!!

 

North Carolina NORML is transitioning to a NEW Board of Directors and you are going to love what they have planned for the revolution here in North Carolina.

Please welcome the new directors of North Carolina NORML?

 

Abner Brown, of Elkin, North Carolina,

Newly Appointed Executive Director

 

Tim Lounsbury, of Winston Salem, North Carolina,

Newly Appointed Deputy Director of North Carolina NORML

And

Executive Director of NC NORML of the Triad

 

Ellen Lambert, of Albemarle, North Carolina,

Newly Appointed Director of Communications

 

Also we are honored to announce our Newly Appointed Volunteer Coordinator,

Mrs. Amy K. Mathis of Winston Salem, North Carolina!

 

The Newly Appointed Board of Directors have been hard at work to ensure that the war on cannabis is ended in North Carolina; here are some of the things that are in the works and some events that we would love to see you at before 2017 is over!

We have a lot of work ahead of us and we need all the help and support we can get!

Thank you for being apart of the revolution!

 

We are excited about to birth of a Legal Committee for North Carolina! Our 1st meeting is planned with numerous interested attorneys

on Nov. 2nd, 2017 in Winston Salem!!!

Drafting of “The North Carolina Medical Cannabis Compassionate Act of 2018” has begun, the document is actually drafting and we are asking you all to help us edit it at www.ncnorml.org, please be apart of this?

 

Mr. Tim Lounsbury plans to speak to the Winston Salem City Council in mid November 2017, please stay tuned as we gather the date and time? We hope to see you all at City Council when Tim speaks to your local elected officials. There is strength in numbers and power in unity!

 

Finally we would like to invite you to our Christmas Gathering which the location is to be announced, yet is on December 2nd, 2017! We will feed you and you will love exchanging ideas with one another we are sure!

 

North Carolina NORML and the NC NORML of the Triad would like to thank you all for your support and we hope to see you and we look forward to having you, the patients, and people we represent become a huge part of our success! We can not do this without you! We are currently seeking volunteers for upcoming events that are yet to be planned, we hope you will visit www.ncnorml.org and volunteer with us today!

 

Thank you for helping the revolution continue! We are honored to represent you and will not stop until there is medicine for us all!

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Stop the Hate

I never thought I would have to do a post on this blog about this topic.

The recent event of hate in this nation has done nothing but anger me. I never thought that I would have to speak out against such hate. I do NOT condone actions of hate. I will not support any white supremacy group in any form whatsoever. I will never support a “leader” who supports them.

Your skin color does not make you a better person, your hate does not make you a better person. You Do NOT Get to choose the color of your skin, the parents or country to which you were born. You DO choose to hate. If you are carrying Nazi regalia or swinging a Confederate flag, expect to be confronted. I do not support your stance and will not be in your corner. I will always stand on the right side of history.

I believe in loving each other despite our differences. We all want the same thing at the end of the day.  Family, a roof over our heads, food in our stomach, to hug those we love. Hate has no place here. Hate is not welcomed in my home.

This is the UNITED States of America. Act like it. Take the time to get to know someone of another race, country or religion, gender or sexuality. Let some of their cultures and lifestyles embellish your life and make yours richer.

I am an Ally for those who are discriminated against for skin color, race, gender, sexuality or whatever someone chooses to hate. I will speak up, I will speak out for those treated unfairly. I will do it in the name of Love. NORML people, do all things in love.

Thank you for reading.

Amy

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Photos from the 4th

I hope you guys had a great holiday! I went out to the Second and Green Tavern to enjoy the festivities. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Being the newest member of

NORMLTriad I was really excited to have been invited seeing as my husband and I really don’t go out much. When I went I was immediately greeted by the owner who noticed I had on my NORML T-shirt.  I was also warmly welcomed by the BTN folks who were putting on a Pinup Girl contest.  I loved seeing the beautiful women there! I have no idea how they have the time to put in that effort! Now, I never did see any of the other members of NORML. If I did, I didn’t recognize you and I apologize.

Up next was Marvelous Funkshun and oh man, can they jam!! I had never heard them before but they put on a helluva show!

The main event, the one, and only Mr. Eric Gales  

Now, If you have never heard of him, please check him out.  I had been a fan prior to seeing him on the 4th of July. He is one of the most sensational musicians I have ever had the pleasure of seeing live.

We came, we drank, we had fun. Thank you to all the beautiful faces that allowed me to photograph them. Thank you for being a part of my new journey.

Love and Lighters, Amy