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 … More HB 983 – North Carolina’s Medical Marijuana Bill (2016)

NC is a Decrim State – But What Does that REALLY Mean?

In some states and municipalities that have ‘decriminalized’ possession of small amounts of cannabis, the offense is treated as an infraction and people may be given a ticket to pay, just as if they had been caught speeding. In North Carolina, possession of any amount of cannabis up to 1 ½ ounces is classed as … More NC is a Decrim State – But What Does that REALLY Mean?

A Brief History of Cannabis Legislation in North Carolina from 1977 to 2015

During the 1970’s, lawmakers across the country were faced with an explosion of arrests for marijuana possession. Many legislators were especially concerned that young people from good families would live under the cloud of a felony record for the sole crime of possessing a few joints. In 1977, North Carolina decriminalized possession of marijuana making … More A Brief History of Cannabis Legislation in North Carolina from 1977 to 2015

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 … More Updated CBD Bill Gives North Carolinians Limited Access to Medical Marijuana

NC Senator Report Card – 2015 Medical Marijuana

The table below lists all the Senators in the General Assembly in 2015, and how they stand on allowing patients to have access to cannabis based on a doctor’s recommendation. (Click here to see a report card for the Representatives in the General Assembly.) Some of these Senators have shared their stance (in varying ways) … More NC Senator Report Card – 2015 Medical Marijuana

NC Representative Report Card – 2015 Medical Marijuana

The table below lists all the representatives in the General Assembly in 2015 and how they stand on allowing patients to have access to cannabis based on a doctor’s recommendation. (Click here to see a report card for the Senators in the General Assembly.) Some of these Representatives have shared their stance on allowing doctors … More NC Representative Report Card – 2015 Medical Marijuana

Legislative Rally for Medical Marijuana in Raleigh – March 19, 2015

On Thursday March 19 NC NORML, NCCPN and activists from all parts of North Carolina and the South will be attending the annual Rally in Raleigh. By attending this event you are showing state congress that you are ready for them to pass a long overdue medical cannabis bill. A recent Public Policy Polling survey … More Legislative Rally for Medical Marijuana in Raleigh – March 19, 2015