The new law, which was approved overwhelmingly in the state’s legislature, establishes an industrial hemp commission tasked with licensing hemp farmers and overseeing a hemp pilot program. The new law will allow hemp to be legally cultivated in North Carolina for the first time in decades.
North Carolina’s full Senate – with an 101 to 7 vote – has given approval to an amended version of Senate Bill 313, which allows industrial hemp to be cultivated in the state for the first time in decades. Having already passed the House of Representatives, it now heads to Governor Pat McCrory for consideration.
If signed into law by Governor McCrory, or allowed to become law without his signature, the measure would establish an Industrial Hemp Commission which would oversee a hemp pilot program. The commission would be tasked with granting licenses to farmers as well as the state’s A&T University to cultivate industrial hemp.
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.
North Carolina House Bill 766, a proposal to legalize the medical use of cannabis extracts, has been approved unanimously by the state’s full Senate.
The measure was passed with some minor amendments, meaning it will head back to the House of Representatives – which has already passed the bill once – for a final vote. If approved in the House, as expected, it will go to Governor Pat McCrory for consideration.
Under the proposed law, those with seizure disorders who receive a recommendation from a physician will be authorized to possess and use cannabis oil that has no more than 0.9% THC.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has officially signed into law House Bill 1220, a proposal to legalize cannabis oil for medical purposes. The bill was approved unanimously by the state’s Senate, and passed the state’s House 112 to 1.
Under the new law the possession and use of cannabis extracts will be legal 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.
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.