First, I want to thank the all people who have contributed to our growth; unfortunately, computers don't count that high..so you know who you are and my hat is off to you! Secondly, I hope you will show up for the 420 celebration on Saturday in Charlotte and most importantly. the (re) organization of nccpn. We (1617 members and thousands of visitors) have become somebody. Given that, if we can really make this a priority event in OUR life this coming Saturday, we WILL have a crowd. Crowds make news! Can we make a crowd? (More about the charlotte press at the bottom).
Speaking of crowds, how about airplanes and banners celebrating along with us! That's right, just spoke with veteran Robert Dorr. He has donated from the heart and the wallet. We will have, NOT ONE, but TWO airplanes circling overhead during our celebration. I have been told that banners announcing our efforts will be towed behind the airplanes...WBT will cover the event for Robert. Another strong reason to be there Saturday.
If ever there was momentum in the cannabis movement, it is now. If you are a veteran of the war on drugs, you already know that. If you are a victim of this war, hang-on, justice is arriving, slowly but surely. Now is the time to recommit to the human race.
In the early years of nccpn, it was not a matter of being elected, it was a matter of 'who will do this?'. Along the way, we struggled to survive. Now, we actually have some donations but they still need to be tabulated; hoping the new secretary can help with this. President Tom Harper has informed me that Queen Bee, a frequent poster with considerable skills, is considering the challenge. This will be one position that is appointed on Saturday. For the other positions, we will consider the constitution and by-laws. If possible, I hope Queen Bee may be able to posts both documents. They are old and need to be revisited along with new people to be elected...so..BE THERE! please
There are so many other things that we need to discuss and Saturday is so close, you will have to wait.
Why Charlotte? Because it is the home of our oposition...Thom Tillis and his cronies..and because it is NC's largest city. I have learned that Rep. Robert Pittinger's family pulls the strings in the Charlotte paper pay to play city news. There is a concerted effort to suppress ANY positive news about cannabis, beginning with the first passage of an amendment supporting medicinal use of cannabis by the Democratic Party State Executive Committe in 1999 (no mention in the Observer) and lastly, the article published by their Washington Bureau which appeared in several of their (McClatchy) owned papers. It was even printed in the military paper, "The Stars and Stripes". What about a hometown guy in their circulation area who is photographed by their papers while the president turns, points and comes over for a handshake before his speech? Was that photo, with a caption by their reporter about the incident, news-worthy in the guys hometown paper (Charlotte Observer).
If you want to cause more excitement, RSVP on the front page along with others in your group.