|Posted by Rebecca Forbes on July 26, 2012 at 10:05 PM||comments (1)|
sponsored by the Carolina Cannabis Coalition
Please join us as we gather and work to reform Cannabis Law Nationally and in North Carolina. Two tours are coming to our state for the Democratic National Convention and the Coalition will be there to greet them and support them. For more info about the tours coming in and where to donate please go to these links:
also we hope the Green Bus raises enough money to join us!!! You can donate to their tour at: https://www.facebook.com/WeedBus
and to donate to the Coalition to help make this event a success and maybe do some gift bags for our awesome guests that are coming please go to our main site at: www.carolinacannabiscoalition.webs.com to donate.
And BE THERE!!
Parade/March time 11:20 AM Permitted by Get the Greed out of Weed/Richard Easton
Speaker Richard Easton at 3:00 PM
Rebecca Forbes: speaking permit applied for. Will update as soon as more information is available.
For those planning on attending. The event has access to free parking, and will be easy to find. Just use the Lynx Light Rail. It is a scenic 15 minute ride to the heart of the event. I recommend the I-485/South Blvd terminal because it has a huge parking area.
|Posted by Rebecca Forbes on March 8, 2012 at 8:30 PM||comments (0)|
For Immediate Release:
On April 20th 2012, Overgrow The Government will be back in Washington DC to protest the War on Drugs. It is the view of the majority of Americans and Overgrow that our current drug policy is an utter failure.
In the heightened state of this war statistics show that there are more drugs and drug users than ever before. This policy has been a horrible failure and must be addressed until it changes. Drugs are a huge part of our culture and they aren't going anywhere. It is time to treat this as the health issue it is and stop incarcerating nonviolent drug offenders.
It is Overgrow's belief that in this election year it is more important than ever that we all stand together to address this issue in DC. Federal policy affects us all and until we address it as one we will not succeed in changing it. Set aside your normal plans for April 20th, and join us. Make your voice heard!
Our day will start at 10AM at the Sylvan Theater (Washington Monument). We will assemble and march towards the White House at 11AM. We will return back to the theater for an afternoon of speakers and entertainment. Please prepare for a full day. The area offers a variety of restaurants and restrooms are provided. if you would like to volunteer for the day or in any capacity please use the contact info below.
Overgrow The Government
|Posted by russ on March 6, 2012 at 10:35 AM||comments (0)|
Sign up at tinyurl.com/NCdrugpolicy
North Carolina Law Enforcement Safety and Drug Policy Summit
*When: June 12th, 2012
*What Time is the Event: Registration starts at 8am, the event begins at 9am and will go through 1pm. A lunch will be served to registered guests after the summit.
*Where: North Carolina Legislative Auditorium, 16 Jones Street, Raleigh, NC *Who Should Attend: Law Enforcement, Cannabis Advocates, Legislators, Legislative Support Staff, Public Health Officials, Harm Reductionists, Drug Policy Reformers and the Substance Abuse Community *What Will be Covered: Law Enforcement Needlestick Reduction, Law Enforcement Safety around Drug Users and Preventing Drug Overdose Deaths and Drug Policy
*Who Will be Presenting: Law Enforcement Safety Experts, Drug Policy Experts and Republican and Democratic Legislators
*Event Contact: Robert Childs, MPH (336) 543-8050, [email protected]
|Posted by russ on February 2, 2012 at 7:15 AM||comments (1)|
We have A chance to resurrect HB 577 PLEASE CALL The Republican Speaker, Tom Tillis
At (919) 733-3451 and tell them you want to see HB 577 resurrected. You don't have to be elegant or fancy,
Just DO IT!!!! Thank you
|Posted by russ on November 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM||comments (5)|
By Rep. Kelly Alexander (Contact)
To be delivered to: The North Carolina State House
We the citizens of North Carolina call upon the members of the NC House to sign a discharge petition to permit a floor debate on the matter of legalizing medical cannabis. North Carolina House Bill 577 would legalize and establish a licensing, taxing, and distribution regime.
|Posted by CCC Executive Director on September 22, 2011 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
Overgrow the Govt. is decending upon DC September 24th at the Sylvan Theatre with a great group of speakers. We have a hotel block at the Days Inn, Suitland MD.5151 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746 US, phone: 301-899-7700 with a group rate of 67.00 a night. Mention you will be attending the Overgrow Event.
Be in DC, Sylvan Theatre, 10AM to 7PM with an escorted March for the cause at 11:00 AM. Be a part of reminding our Po...litical Leaders we are not going away! Meeting Friday night for Board and Speakers in the hotel conference room at 7:30 PM.
Speakers List per Stickman... please confirm if you see your name
12:30 to 1:00 Michael Revcomb-Hickman
1:00 to 1:30 Rebecca Forbes/Overgrow Board and East Coast ACC Dir.
1:30 to 2:00 Julia Rose/ Peters Page
2:00 to 2:30 Sean Dunagan / Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
2:30 to 3:00 Colleen Begley
3:00 to 3:30 Irv Rosenfeld- Federal Legal Patient
3:30 to 4:00 Curtis Wayne Hooks Jr. / 8 Term Vietnam Veteran, PTSD
4:00 to 4:30 Craig Beresh- Overgrow Board, CEO American Cannabis Coalition/ ACC, San Diego Norml.
Note: Speakers will not take up their entire slots, so during those times we will allow attendees to come up and address the Rally. Much Love and See you there!
Here is info and an interactive map so you can find us!!!
The Event will be MC'd by Rebecca Forbes, Overgrow Board Member, East Coast Director of the American Cannabis Coalition serving under Craig Beresh of San Diego, CA. She is one of the top NC Activists who survived a terminal disease with Cannabis Medicine. Hope to see you there!
|Posted by CCC Executive Director on June 24, 2011 at 1:35 PM||comments (0)|
Here is the link to follow the progress of the bill introduded June 23, 2011 to End Cannabis Prohibition on the Federal Level. This changes the rules for ALL Americans.
Look up your Congressional Members by zipcode and send a letter from this link in a few easy steps:
The Bill has been placed in the United States House Judiciary Committee: Info to contact this committee and tell them to Vote YES! Link to send letters to the House Judiciary Committee that HB2306 has to go through!! Write, e-mail, call and give this bill a voice worthy of all our hard work on this issue!!! Thank you... United We Stand!! Pass HB2306, the Act to End the Federal Prohibition of Marijuana and restore this valuable plant back to it's place in nature where it belongs. House Judiciary Commitee Phone number: 202-225-3951 MAKE THOSE CALLS!
Do your part to set the record straight and change History!
|Posted by Rebecca Forbes on June 24, 2011 at 5:14 AM||comments (2)|
Vote Up! 91% of over 30,000 people so far say YES! HB2306, The Federal Act to End Marijuana Prohibition has been introduced by Ron Paul and Barney Franks on June 23rd, 2011!!!
Link to the Poll!! GO VOTE!
|Posted by CCC Executive Director on June 23, 2011 at 11:28 AM||comments (1)|
Jun 23, 2011
Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana
Here's one of the strangest pairings of late in Congress: Reps. Ron Paul and Barney Frank are teaming up today on legislation to legalize marijuana.
The legislation by Paul, a libertarian-thinking Texas Republican running for president, and Frank, a liberal Massachusetts Democrat, is being touted by the advocacy group Marijuana Policy Project (MPP).
The bill to be introduced by Frank and Paul would allow states to "legalize, regulate, tax and control marijuana without federal interference."
|Posted by Rebecca Forbes on June 23, 2011 at 10:42 AM||comments (0)|
Parks puts the last minute touches on an ethics complaint against N.C. Rep. Stephen LaRoque, whom he is accusing of under-handed tactics to keep a bill legalizing medical marijuana from passing during the last session of the General Assembly
Rockingham activist and North Carolina Cannabis Patients Network President Perry Parks took the fight to Raleigh Tuesday when he filed an ethics complaint against the vice chair of the committee where the medical marijuana measure died in the last session of the General Assembly.
slideshow House Bill 577, the second incarnation of legislation to legalize medical marijuana in North Carolina, is now dead, but the fight over its handling is not.
Rockingham activist and North Carolina Cannabis Patients Network (NCCPN) President Perry Parks filed an ethics complaint Tuesday against N.C. Rep. Stephen LaRoque, the vice chair of the House’s rules committee, alleging political chicanery figured into the death of 577.
In his complaint, Parks accuses LaRoque of interfering with the legislative process by applying political pressure to the North Carolina Nurse’s Association to remove a statement on its website supporting medical marijuana — which was on the group’s web page since 1996 until it was taken down earlier this year.
In addition, Parks accuses LaRoque of making false statements against him, which “were a direct attack on my character and integrity.”
For his part, LaRoque, a Kinston Republican, denies knowingly making false statements about Parks, and also denies directing the Nurse’s Association to take down the position statement in favor of medical marijuana.
Read more: Richmond County Daily Journal - Legislative complaint filed by Rockingham activist