North Carolina Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill Into Law

ncLegislation legalizing the medical possession and use of cannabis oil has been signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory.

House Bill 766, which was approved unanimously in the Senate, and passed with a 112 to 2 vote in the House of Representatives, allows those with seizure disorders to possess and use low-THC (no more than 0.9%) cannabis oil if they receive a recommendation from a neurologist. The measure adds explicit legal protections to neurologists who recommend the medicine. The full law goes into effect August 1st.

Earlier this year North Carolina’s House of Representatives approved a much broader bill that would have legalized medical cannabis for those with a variety of conditions, allowing patients to possess up to 24 ounces (not just cannabis oil), in addition to being authorized to cultivate their own and purchase the medicine through state-licensed dispensaries. Unfortunately that measure never advanced to a second reading.

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    • CoryAyeeBone on November 5, 2015 at 9:41 pm
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    Personally yeah CBD oil cool if anyone receives any benefit from it. Secondly, I think after have been put on tons of medications, medication combos, therapy, being hospitalized and a once a month doctor visit to remind me of why I am here… Pretty much that is how the VA goes, guess and checks until you’re dead. What I do know is That smoking marijuana not only helps way more than a zombie pill ever will, it also helps with my fucked up back. You’d think the Durham VA would be one of the first places to say “hey these motherfuckers deserve a blunt”. Sadly, I do not smoke it simply because it’s a “drug” and is considered “drug abuse” which would fuck up my pain mgmt, but hey govt did good, got another hooked on narcotics 🙂

    • David on July 31, 2015 at 3:23 am
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    John C Uncapher:

    Well said!! CBD only laws are a conspiracy and it’s deceitful to State voter’s who are unaware of it until they become too ill. I sometimes complain vehemently about how bad I think Washington’s marijuana laws are until I fly to Kentucky and visit my brother The problem here (Seattle in particular) is that younger people don’t vote. This allow’s an angry riled up minority the ability to ram their ignorant stupidity down the rest of our our collective throats. As I’m sure you know,State law is primarily the laws in which we all really have to live under. Again, well said.

    • Nerea on July 30, 2015 at 9:55 am
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    Th is just stupid to break it down for only this illness and this person. I myself suffer from MS-RR, RA, AS, panic disorder, and bi-polar. The medicines my doctor’s send me sick and/or give me adverse reactions, all of my doctors have agreed that using MMJ would change my life. But no this state would rather kill me slowly!

    • Unhappy on July 22, 2015 at 10:27 pm
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    So is it illegal to manufacture the oil?

    • Anonymous on July 21, 2015 at 11:03 pm
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    Just pass all the bills on it being liglized cause thats we all need not to meany people like tell there business help the people in need of it we all need it its a good helping drog not bad

    • MeagansStory on July 20, 2015 at 5:46 pm
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    I’m currently living in California..I came here 8 Months ago to get
    Medical treatment for not ONLY ovarian cancer but a rare genetic blood disorder
    . I’m out here ALL alone and out would be Sooo AMAZING to
    Be able to come HOME and be with my CHILD, my family, people
    Who LOVE me and need me. WHY are you making humans suffer like THIS!!??
    I hope I can come home ASAP, but until SOMEONE HAS THE BALLS
    TO FIGHT FOR THIS MIRACLE PLANT AND THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE’S
    LIVES IT WILL SAVE!!! YOU, N.C government have to live with the FACT
    YOUR letting PEOPLE SUFFER AND DIE FOR NO REASON WHEN THERE
    IS A CURE RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACES!!

    • John C Uncapher on July 20, 2015 at 1:29 pm
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    the CBD only bills that are being passed in individual states across the United States is a conspiracy perpetrated by the US Government!!!

    the passing of these CBD only bills are just another deceitful and manipulative act against the American public by a Government that could care less about the people and more about money!!!

    it all has to do with patent # 6630507, wanna guess who owns that patent… you got it, the United States Government has a patent on the use of CBD (aka cannabidiol, which is the non-THC cannabinoid that they used during their testing) for various medical illnesses… they have leased (leasing = royalties) the “EXCLUSIVE” rights of that patent to one company, and that companies name is KannaLife Sciences Inc.

    don’t believe me, Google both the patent number and the name of the company I provided and you will learn the truth behind the multi state CBD bill’s passing across the United States over the last few years!!!

    FYI: CBD wasn’t a recent discovery, (Rick Simpson and the Stanley brothers didn’t discover anything) it was originally discovered in the 1940’s, and the link below is proof to that claim… the US Government has known about it for more than 75 years, and in April of 1999 they applied for a patent on its uses… then in 2003 that patent was granted to “The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC)”, that is exactly what it states on the patent!!!

    wait, I know what your going to say, this guy is just another conspiracy theorist nutcase with another conspiracy theory… well the fact is you can verify everything I’ve stated if you just do a search yourself to find the truth!!!

    http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?Docid=02304669&homeurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpatft.uspto.gov%2Fnetacgi%2Fnph-Parser%3FSect2%3DPTO1%2526Sect2%3DHITOFFirst

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