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'Norml' Group Holds Benefit About Marijuana

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Posted at 9:27 PM, May 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-30 14:24:19-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Marijuana continued to be a hot button issue in Tennessee.

Norml stands for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law.

Saturday night the group held a benefit to raise money to help defund the prosecution of marijuana arrests involving two ounces or less in Davidson County.

The chapter hoped to educate the public and eliminate the stigma surrounding marijuana.

“This is a medicine,” said Brianne O’Neill of the Norml TN Chapter. “This helps people. It helps children with seizures, it helps people with cancer, it shrinks cancer. There's so many benefits. It treats anxiety versus taking the pain pills you know, with all the opiates that we know can change a person's personality and life.”

Registered voters were able to sign a petition at the benefit. The petition needed 7,000 signatures by May 18.