North Carolina House Committee Unanimously Approves Medical Cannabis Extract Bill

North Carolina House Bill 1220, a proposal to legalize cannabis extracts for medical purposes, has been passed by thenc state’s House Health Committee with a unanimous vote.

The proposal would allow for the possession of cannabis extracts for those with seizure disorders who receive a recommendation from a neurologist, and subsequently obtain a registration card from the state’s Department of Health. The extracts must below in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and high in CBD (cannabidiol). Neurologists would be authorized to dispense the medicine to patients.

Representative Pat McElraft, a Republican, was in tears prior to the vote as he explained the need for the bill.

“Some of [the children] have seizures up to 200, 300 a week, and their parents have to sit there and watch them go through it”, he said. “It’s life-threatening”.

A provision in the bill also encourages colleges in the state to produce cannabis extracts to be used for studying its potential in treating seizure disorders.

The proposal now heads to the House Finance Committee, where its passage would send it to the full House of Representatives.

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    • themddddd on June 26, 2014 at 1:16 pm
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    So these sumbags graciously allow us to pay them $50 to notify the same people who have been putting good people who should be free in jail…not one of the assholes who voted for this are even qualified to vote no. they shouldn’t even be voting on it at all. In a free country we would be allowed to do what ever the fuck we want without stepping on other people’s shoes….and what about the cancer? It cures cancer too. Don’t settle for nothing less than total freedom to put what we want in our bodies. Then they want to take away from the economy by taxing it..if it wasn’t taxed people would have more money in their pockets. That means people would have more money to spend. The economy would flourish and people would be able to create wealth. The tyrants in government think it is theirs to tax..take away from the people. They lie to us all the time. We should cut their throats and drag them through the streets.

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