Lawmakers Approve CBD Only Bill – HB1220

House and Senate lawmakers have approved legislation, House Bill 1220, exempting state-qualified patients from criminal prosecution if they possess a cannabis extract that contains more than 10 percent CBD and no more than 0.3 percent THC. The bill awaits action from Republican Gov. Pat. McCrory, who has pledged to sign it. UPDATE July 3, 2014 […]

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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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Government Study Suggests Marijuana Changes Your Brain – in a Good Way

The U.S. government funded a study to examine ways marijuana use may alter a person’s brain and unwittingly showcased the plant’s value. The published results claim that marijuana changes critical parts of a user’s brain. Despite criticisms that the study’s methodologies and conclusions are flawed, the findings appear to support the idea that the world […]

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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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North Carolina Posts Its First Pro-Cannabis Billboard

Last week North Carolina posted its first billboard suggesting it is time for the state to change its marijuana laws. As part of NC NORML’s 2013 Strategy, donations were collected with an online social media tool to post North Carolina’s first pro-marijuana billboard. The idea is that part of NORML’s success in the state depends […]

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Hemp Now Legal to Cultivate – but not in North Carolina

NOTE: Since the original publication of this article, North Carolina passed SB313 allowing for the legal cultivation of industrial hemp. Read more about North Carolina’s status as a hemp producing state here. A provision in the new $1.1 trillion U.S. Farm Bill allows for the legal cultivation of industrial hemp –  in states that allow […]

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Marijuana (Cannabis) support strengthens in North Carolina

More than four out of ten North Carolina voters believe cannabis should again be legal for adult purchase, and 63% say doctors should be allowed to prescribe medical cannabis. Public Policy Poll – North Carolina Marijuana Support – January 2014 A poll conducted by Public Policy Polling this past weekend reveals that a strong majority […]

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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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