Nick “Turbo” Raines took over as president of Kansas City NORML in November. He filed a liberal marijuana legalization petition in December. National NORML revoked his group’s charter in January.
“It’s kind of sad,” Raines says, “people are worrying more about what they think will pass instead of just trying to knock out a whole legalization process.”
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) scrapped its Kansas City, MO chapter in January. Raines’ proposal failed to meet the organization’s standards, says Dan Viets, NORML’s Missouri Coordinator. Concerns about offensive posts on Facebook and “anti-social conduct” contributed to the decision.
“There were a lot of complaints,” Viets says, “about Nick and his activities in the name of KC NORML.”