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The law makers of South Carolina need to hear the voices of the people who benefit from the use of Marijuana. As this year gets into gear, we wanted to say thank you for your support and donations to NORML of Myrtle Beach.




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Has Marijuana worked in your life in a significant way? Maybe the use of Marijuana  addressed exactly what you were facing in your own life. Maybe for medicinal purposes you gave Marijuana a try and haven’t seen things the same way since.  Whatever your story, we’d love for you to tell it to us! Psalm 104:14-15 tells us to “herb is for the service of man” so don’t feel like a criminal because of lack of education on Marijuana and out-dated laws.

We’ve provided a feedback form below you can submit your story to us. If you would like to be a part of the video testimonials please send us an e-mail at: myrtlebeachnorml@gmail.com

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U.S. Drug Arrest

Marijuana Possession

NORML has achieved fantastic results in the time of it’s existence but there’s more work to be done.

A increasing amount of states have legalized or decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. In the year 2020 the drug remains illegal in other states and under federal law – and police officers in the United States still make more arrests for marijuana offenses than for any other drug, according to FBI data.

Police officers made about 663,000 arrests for marijuana-related offenses in the 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2018, amounting to 40% of the 1.65 million total drug arrests in the U.S. that year (the most recent for which data is available).



Did you know?

It is predicted in 2025,

legal marijuana sales will earn as much as 23 Billion USD in the US alone. (New Frontier Data, 2018)


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MARIJUANA ARREST RATE

Blacks are arrested for Marijuana 4 times more than whites

Police routinely arrest millions of people just for having marijuana every year.

Billions of taxpayer dollars fund these arrests, which disproportionately target Black people. Every 0.01 hours someone in the United States is arrested for having marijuana; a Black person is 3.73 times more likely to be arrested than a white person. Even though Blacks and whites use marijuana at similar rates the racial disparities are obvious when you look at the analytics.

Such racial disparities in marijuana possession arrests exist in all regions of the country, in counties large and small, urban and rural, wealthy and poor, and with large and small Black populations. Indeed, in over 96% of counties with more than 30,000 people in which at least 2% of the residents are Black, Blacks are arrested at higher rates than whites for marijuana possession.”




Did you know?

12 States have legalized small amounts of marijuana for adult recreational use.

Numerous states have also enacted laws reducing criminal penalties for certain marijuana-related convictions or allowing past convictions to be expunged.


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OPIOD RELATED DEATHS

(DAODAS) says more than 1,103 people died due to overdoses in 2018, with 816 involving opioids.

Time to apply the stigmas where they belong.

Many of our seniors are victims of the daily regimen of prescribed medicines. Loaded with a list of harmful side-effects no person should be subjected too. The “side effects” of marijuana are insignificant in comparison to the side effects of many prescription drugs, and not a single person has ever died from a marijuana overdose.

Marijuana is SAFER than many commonly prescribed medications

An ongoing 30-year study found that a person weighing 140 pounds would have to consume over 4 pounds of marijuana in one sitting to reach toxic levels, and that still would not be a fatal dosage. The powerful anti-oxidant effects of marijuana can provide relief for many disorders including liver inflammation from Hepatitis C, lupus, irritable bowel syndrome, and many other serious medical conditions that all involve inflammation and oxidative damage.



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MILLENNIAL SUPPORT

The percent of support among different generations are:

74% of Millennials, 63% of Gen X, 54% of Baby Boomers, and 39% of the Silent Generation.

Around 6% of cannabis cases result in a felony conviction and severe prison sentences nationwide. However, even if you are convicted of a misdemeanor or the charges are dismissed, the arrest ends up on your record. In minority neighborhoods, young men are targeted by the police so arrests are inevitable and begin to mount up. Soon, an individual could have ‘built up’ a criminal history which means they will receive heavy sentences if they are convicted of a future crime.

If you’re convicted of a felony, you could be punished with a lifetime voting ban, a ban on jury duty or a loss of access to food stamps and other public benefits. Even if you are declared innocent, your arrest record is available for up to a year in some states, meaning any employer can access it. It is sadly common for a marijuana arrest to result in loss of employment.

Also, if you’re convicted of a misdemeanor you can lose both your driver’s license and professional license. You may also lose the ability to purchase insurance and you could even be ineligible for a mortgage. You might even lose the right to receive student financial aid and/or public housing.



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