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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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North Dakota: Oppose Legislation to Rewrite Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Law

Senate legislation is pending, Senate Bill 2344, to significantly rewrite the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act. Sixty-four percent of voters approved the law on Election Day. Lawmakers should respect the public’s will and implement this law as initiated. Unfortunately, SB 2344 makes several unacceptable changes to the Act. Specifically, prohibits qualified patients from possessing whole-plant … Continue reading »

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North Dakota: Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Introduced

Legislation is pending in the House to decriminalize the possession of marijuana and marijuana-related paraphernalia.  House Bill 1340 amends existing law so that activities involving the possession of marijuana, marijuana-related paraphernalia, or the internal possession of marijuana are reduced from criminal misdemeanors to non-criminal infractions — punishable by a fine only, no arrest, no jail, … Continue reading »

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North Dakota: Do Not Delay Medical Marijuana

In November 2016, nearly 64% of North Dakotans voted for the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act, to create a comprehensive medical marijuana program in the state to provide access for patients suffering from serious illnesses ranging from cancer to AIDS.  Yet in an affront to the democratic process, legislation introduced by House and Senate leadership … 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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