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.
House Bill 766, a proposal to allow the medical use of cannabis low-THC cannabis oil for those with seizure disorders, has been given approval by North Carolina’s full legislature, sending it to Governor Pat McCrory for consideration. The measure was passed unanimously in the Senate, 15 to 0, and nearly unanimously in the House, 112 to 2.
Under the proposed law, sponsored by Representative Pat McElraft, those with seizure disorders such as epilepsy who receive a recommendation from a neurologist will be authorized to possess and use cannabis oil that has no more than 0.9% THC.
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’s House of Representatives, with an 11 to 2 vote, has approved House Bill 1220, a proposal to legalize medical cannabis extracts, namely cannabis oil that’s low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and high in CBD (cannabidiol).
The proposal would allow those with seizure disorders who receive a recommendation from a neurologist to possess cannabis extracts, and it would authorize neurologists to dispense the medication. Patients would be required to receive a registration card from the Department of Health to be given the legal protections the bill brings forth. The bill would also allow and encourage colleges in the state to produce cannabis extracts for the use in studying its potential in treating intractable childhood epilepsy.