The Disaster Of (North Carolina’s) CBD-Only ‘Medical Marijuana’ Legislation

This article by Russ Bellville was originally published on the Weed Blog. It heavily references the North Carolina CBD-only bill that just passed the General Assembly with almost no debate. The governor has indicated he will sign the bill into law. Read on to understand why this is happening in a state that previously wouldn’t […]

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Join the March Against Fear and Legalize Medical Marijuana

If you want North Carolina voters to have an opportunity to pass a medical marijuana law this November, it is imperative that you join Todd Stimson and many others for a medical marijuana rally this weekend. On June 6, 2014, Todd Stimson began walking from Asheville towards the capitol in Raleigh to raise awareness about […]

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Medical Cannabis Act – HB 1161 (2014)

North Carolina has a chance to legalize medical marijuana in 2014 with the Medical Cannabis Act (House Bill 1161). The bill would amend the state constitution and allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for qualifying patients with illnesses such as cancer, Alzheimers, multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease.  If passed, medical marijuana patients and their caregivers would […]

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Around the South – Progress on Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Legislation

Several Southern states have passed medical marijuana and industrial hemp bills. Others are on the cusp. Do you know which ones have already? Read on to determine where you or your family members may be traveling before you purchase that one-way ticket to Denver.   Tennessee Industrial hemp A bill legalizing the cultivation of industrial […]

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Doctors Say, “Legalize Medical Marijuana”

According to a recent WebMD survey a majority of doctors want the right to prescribe marijuana. Earlier this year 1,544 doctors were polled regarding their thoughts on marijuana. In both legal and non-legal states, the results were the same – marijuana has promise medicinally and the plant should be legal. The survey revealed strong support […]

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A History of North Carolina Cannabis Legislation (Living and Dead)

For even longer than NORML has existed in North Carolina, legislators have been pushing to pass some form of legislation to make cannabis accessible. Even though the state is technically decriminalized (there is no mandatory jail time for possession under 1.5 ounces), there has been little progress made towards providing safe access to medical patients […]

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Why NC NORML Does NOT Support CBD-only Legislation

In a recent blog NC NORML endorsed CBD legislation because epileptic children are finding useful and non-toxic medicine. They go to the front of the line when it comes to incrementally introducing cannabis legislation. We’ll take what we can get, but the push for cannabis legalization should not stop there for several reasons. Several states […]

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Why NC NORML Supports CBD Legislation

According to Liz Gorman at Hope for North Carolina Children with Epilepsy one out of every hundred children has medically refractory epilepsy. This means that medicines don’t work well, or at all, to control the seizures. However it has been found that when isolated and increased, one of the chemicals in the cannabis sativa plant […]

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Medical Marijuana Research Business Raided in North Carolina – Call to Action

Todd Stimson owns Blue Ridge Medical Cannabis Research Corporation (BRMCRC). His company has a mission to determine which strains of marijuana are most effective for medical patients. His company has been operating publicly for almost a decade and has been paying taxes consistently along the way. The only problem is that the state of North […]

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