North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has announced that he will sign into law a proposal to legalize cannabis oil for medical purpose. The bill, which will make North Carolina the 31st state to legalize at least some form of medical cannabis, was approved unanimously by the state’s Senate yesterday followed by an 112 to 2 vote in the House.
The proposal – House Bill 1220 – will allow for the possession of cannabis extracts for those with seizure disorders who receive a recommendation from a neurologist and a registration card from the state’s Department of Health. Neurologists will be authorized to dispense the medicine to patients, and colleges will be authorized (and encouraged) to study the cannabis compound cannabidiol in treating epilepsy.
House Bill 1220 will take effect by October 1st.