Section 4


4. “Prohibitions, Restrictions, and Limitations on Medical Cannabis”
(a) This Article does not permit any person to do any of the following:
(b) Medical Cannabis Patients have the right to produce their own medicines in accordance to this Article. Possession of Medical Cannabis by a Medical Cannabis Patient is an adequate year’s supply according to the patient’s medical care provider’s recommendations. There shall be no other restrictions on Possession of Medical Cannabis by a Medical Cannabis Patient outside of this article throughout the State of North Carolina.
(1) Operate, navigate, or be in actual physical control of any motor vehicle, aircraft,
or motorboat while impaired by cannabis. However, a qualified patient shall not
be considered impaired solely due to the presence of cannabis metabolites in
the individual’s system.
(2) Undertake any task under the influence of cannabis, when doing so would constitute negligence or professional malpractice.
(3) Smoke cannabis in a school bus or other form of public transportation, on any school grounds, in any correctional facility, or in any public place in this State.
(b) A person who commits an act prohibited by subsection (a) of this section is subject to
all penalties provided by law.
(c) Nothing in this Article shall be construed to require any of the following:
(1) A government-sponsored medical assistance program or private health insurer
to reimburse a person for costs associated with the medical use of cannabis.
(2) An employer to accommodate the medical use of cannabis in any workplace.
(d) Fraudulent representation to a law enforcement official of any fact or circumstance
relating to the medical use of cannabis to avoid arrest or prosecution is a Class 2 misdemeanor
punishable by a fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00) in addition to any other applicable penalties
for making a false statement about the medical use of cannabis.
(e) A licensed producer of medical cannabis that sells, distributes, dispenses, or transfers
cannabis to an individual other than a registry identification cardholder or to a person other than a
person licensed pursuant to number 6 in the article, or obtains or transports cannabis outside of North Carolina in violation of federal law, is subject to arrest, prosecution, and civil or criminal penalties pursuant to State law.