NC bill seeks legalization of medical marijuana
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – North Carolina legislators are back at it again trying to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. This would be the second step North Carolina has made into using the cannabis plant for medical reasons.
In 2014, Governor Pat McCrory signed into law an act that legalized CBD oil to treat epilepsy.
The measure was then expanded upon last year, but included a sunset clause ending the program in 2021 if studies failed to show the oil is effective.
Representatives say it’s time for North Carolina to get medical marijuana out to patients.
House Bill 983 is the latest version of bills drafted and filed, but all of those have failed. Some say it may pass this time around.
“I think we’re at a point where we need to start looking at alternative methods,” said Annie Hernandez, who is in favor of medical marijuana.
House Bill 983 is solely focused on legalizing marijuana for