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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Updated CBD Bill Gives North Carolinians Limited Access to Medical Marijuana

The “North Carolina Epilepsy Alternative Treatment Act” went into effect on August 1st 2015. Governor McCrory signed HB 766 into law two weeks earlier giving neurologists the authority to recommend low-THC cannabis oil to qualifying patients. The law provides a legal exemption for caregivers of patients with intractable epilepsy to possess hemp extract under the following […]

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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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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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Rep. Kelly Alexander’s Advice for Marijuana Law Reform

On March 23, 2013 Representative Kelly Alexander addressed Charlotte NORML and shared his ideas for reforming marijuana laws in North Carolina. Representative Alexander was the sponsor of North Carolina’s Medical Cannabis Act – House Bill 84. That bill was famously killed in committee and followed up by callous comments by Paul Stam. Apparently, NORML’s approach […]

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A message from a Medical Patient in NC Cannabis Patients Network

It’s been a while since we posted on this blog. Activism is difficult work. Mostly because it takes a lot of time and pays no money. This is also uncharted territory for many of us in the South. So there’s also some ingenuity that goes along with our orneriness. We’re making it up as we […]

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