This Veteran’s Day we at Carolina Cannabis News ask you to join us in taking time to thank all active and retired military veterans.

With that, we ask that you listen to them. Just listen to these four North Carolina veterans express their thoughts on cannabis and potential policy reform.

Note: Mike’s last name is withheld to protect his identity for the same reason that I use a nom de plume; we worry we could lose our jobs if we are too open about our cannabis use.


Since the election, these guys report feeling more hopeful about the end of prohibition.

Here’s one reason why:

Two major blocks for cannabis reform have been removed from Washington, D.C.: U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX 32nd District) and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Via the Observer:

With Pete Sessions’ exit Congress is losing the man who the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) described as a “leading marijuana prohibitionist.” According to NORML’s tally, Pete Sessions obstructed almost 40 marijuana-related bills from even receiving a hearing. Not unlike Jefferson Beauregard, Pete Sessions pushed blatant falsehoods, such as marijuana being highly addictive and today’s weed being “300 times more powerful” than cannabis seen in the 1970s.

If you’re in the Charlotte-area this Veteran’s Day, know that you can listen to more veterans discuss cannabis tonight at Winthrop University.

From the Facebook invite (link):

Please join us Monday November 12th in honor of our veterans as we discuss the benefits of medical cannabis for treating pain, opioid addiction, PTSD, and other ailments. I have personally hand picked these two doctors as they represent genuine compassion in their work in hopes to increase quality of lives. This will be an educational event that you won’t want to miss!


You can now listen to the veteran’s interview as Ep. 6 of the Carolina Cannabis News podcast. Listen here.

Mike Weston

Mike Weston


Mike Weston* is a North Carolina-based freelance writer and cannabis activist focused on the cannabis industry in his home state.

*Not his real name. He will reveal his identity when cannabis prohibition ends in North Carolina.

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