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North Carolina: Medical Marijuana Legislation Filed

Rep. John Autry has filed legislation to legalize medical marijuana. HB 185 establishes a program that includes a large variety of debilitating medical conditions. The bill allows patients to possess up to 24 ounces and for growers to occupy a space “of not more than 250 feet of total garden canopy.” In addition, HB 185 … Continue reading »

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South Carolina: Medical Marijuana Legislation Introduced

House legislation is pending to protect qualified patients who obtain cannabis under a physician’s written authorization. House Bill 3128, the Put Patients First Act, permits qualified patients to engage in cannabis therapy and to obtain cannabis from state-licensed dispensaries. Under this act, qualifying patients may possess “up to two ounces of a usable form of … Continue reading »

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South Carolina: Medical Marijuana Legislation Tabled

The House Judiciary Committee failed to hold a vote for House Bill 3140, the Put Patients First Act.  This Act would have permitted qualified patients to engage in cannabis therapy and to obtain cannabis from licensed dispensaries.  Although this legislation was pre-filed in December, lawmakers never moved on the bill during the 2015 legislative session. … Continue reading »

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South Carolina: Lawmakers Fail To Consider Medical Marijuana Program Act

Members of the Senate Medical Affairs and House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee have failed to act on legislation, SB 672 and H. 4037, the Medical Marijuana Program Act. The 2016 legislative session has now come to a close.  The legislation sought to allow the use of medical marijuana for debilitating medical conditions such as … Continue reading »

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North Carolina: Lawmakers Fail To Act On Measure To Allow Medical Marijuana For Chronic Illnesses

Lawmakers have failed to act on house legislation to permit the limited use of medical marijuana. House Bill 983 would have exempted patients engaging in the physicians-recommended use of cannabis to treat a chronic or terminal illness from criminal prosecution under state law. Qualifying patients would have needed to possess a tax stamp issued by … Continue reading »

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