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HB 185 – North Carolina’s Medical Cannabis Bill (2017)

North Carolina’s annual Medical Cannabis Bill  was introduced February 22, 2017. UPDATE: North Carolina’s Senate introduced a companion medical cannabis bill, SB579. This senate bill marks the first time there have been medical cannabis bills alive in both chambers of the General Assembly. UPDATE 2: SB 648 – Legalize Medical Marijuana was filed on 4/4 […]

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NC Support for Medical Marijuana at All Time High – 2016

Almost 3 in 4 North Carolinians support doctors’ rights to recommend medical marijuana to patients in need. According to an April 2016 Public Policy Polling survey in North Carolina 74% of the state is now in favor of allowing doctors to discuss medical marijuana as a source of treatment. The poll was conducted April 22, […]

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HB 983 – North Carolina’s Medical Marijuana Bill (2016)

North Carolina’s newest Medical Marijuana bill is making its way through House subcommittees. It is titled “Legalize and Tax Medical Marijuana”. On April 26, 2016 Rep. Kelly Alexander introduced HB 983. This bill, if passed, would make it legal for patients to possess marijuana for personal use. This bill currently has a total of 12 […]

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Industrial Hemp now Legal in North Carolina

North Carolina passed a law allowing for the regulated cultivation of industrial hemp October 31, 2015. Once a commission created by SB313 establishes the guidelines for the hemp program, landowners will be allowed to produce and harvest cannabis sativa with less than 0.3% THC. (THC is the psychoactive chemical in marijuana that creates mild euphoria.) […]

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NC Representative Report Card – 2015 Medical Marijuana

North Carolina will will hold primaries on March 15, 2016. Candidate Filing Dates are December 1 – December 21, 2015. NC NORML will update this scorecard with information regarding incumbents and challengers. You can help by contacting your representative and their challenger(s) to find out whether s/he will support medical and decriminalization bills if elected, […]

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NC is a Decrim State – But What Does that REALLY Mean?

In some states and municipalities that have ‘decriminalized’ possession of small amounts of cannabis, the offense is treated as an infraction and people may be given a ticket to pay, just as if they had been caught speeding. In North Carolina, possession of any amount of cannabis up to 1 ½ ounces is classed as […]

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Thoughts on Being a Cannabis Activist in the Rip Van Winkle State

In 1819, Washington Irving published the story of Rip Van Winkle, a Colonist living in the Catskill Mountains, who was beloved by his fellow villagers for his friendliness towards all, his folksy stories and affection for children and animals. His one fault was his habit of disappearing whenever there was work to be done. While […]

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