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.