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NC senate renews effort to legalize medical marijuana

Posted on AllSides June 19th, 2024
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North Carolinians who are diagnosed with cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and other illnesses could use marijuana to treat their illness if state lawmakers enact a proposal endorsed by a legislative committee Wednesday. The state Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance House Bill 563, introduced last year to introduce new taxes and regulations on the hemp industry and ban those products from school grounds. In a surprise move Wednesday afternoon, the committee amended the bill so that it would also allow physicians to prescribe marijuana for people with debilitating medical conditions,...

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