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

Contacting Your Legislator About Legalizing Cannabis in North Carolina

North Carolina does not have a ballot initiative process to pass laws. Instead of being able to gather enough signatures from registered voters in the state to put a referendum on the November ballot, we must persuade our legislators to pass the bills we want. Reaching out to your representative is not difficult or time … More Contacting Your Legislator About Legalizing Cannabis in North Carolina

HB 78 – Medical Cannabis Act (2015)

North Carolina’s House Bill 78 – Enact Medical Cannabis Act – was introduced by Rep. Kelly Alexander. This 2015 bill has several co-sponsors and has some of the following features: Patients are allowed to maintain a 24 ounce supply Patients and caregivers are allowed a 250 square foot cultivation space Qualifying conditions include… cancer, glaucoma, … More HB 78 – Medical Cannabis Act (2015)

Call for Cannabis Banking Legislation

Federal legislation is needed to specifically allow banks to open accounts for cannabis related businesses. A recent New York Times article, “The First Bank of Bud,” detailed efforts to create the nation’s first credit-union meant specifically for marijuana dispensaries. Because of federal money-laundering laws, risk-averse banks continue to refuse access to financial services which are … More Call for Cannabis Banking Legislation

Support for Medical Marijuana Surges for Third Year – North Carolina, 2015

Seven out of ten North Carolinians support a doctor’s right to prescribe marijuana to patients in need. According to a Public Policy Polling survey – conducted in January of 2015 – 70% of the state is now in favor of legalizing medicinal cannabis for card carrying patients. This polling data shows a 7% increase each … More Support for Medical Marijuana Surges for Third Year – North Carolina, 2015