North Carolina Senators Act On Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill In Committee

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A North Carolina Senate committee on Wednesday took action on a bill to legalize medical marijuana, amending it and setting the stage for approval by the panel at a future meeting. A substitute version of the legislation, sponsored by Rules Committee Chairman Bill Rabon (R), was adopted in a voice vote by the Judiciary Committee. Under the proposal, patients would qualify for medical marijuana under the proposal if they have a “debilitating medical condition” such as cancer, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis. Regulators would have authority to add additional qualifying conditions. Rabon, who is himself a cancer survivor, said in an opening statement that “there’s nothing less compassionate on this Earth than to watch a person you love suffering when there’s something that can ameliorate at least that suffering.” “I know how rough it is to go through chemo. I know how bad it is to wake up every day and think that it may be your last day on Earth,” he said. “It’s a personal thing with me. I don’t see the stigma that some people do.” “I think it is time to bring this forward,” he continued. “I’m going to see it through as best I can. I owe it to my fellow man.” Under a substitute amendment adopted by the committee, a 13-member Medical Cannabis Advisory Board would be able to “review petitions to add a new debilitating medical condition and have the power to add a new debilitating medical condition,” according to a summary. The time has come for medical marijuana in North Carolina. It’s a historic day at the North Carolina General Assembly. In the judiciary committee we’re debating Senate Bill 711 (NC Compassionate Care Act) to allow for strict medical marijuana. — Senator Wiley Nickel (@wileynickel) June 23, 2021 Separately, a nine-member…

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