A state bill to legalize marijuana for medicinal use is picking up support across North Carolina, including from around Cleveland County. In April, Senate Bill 711, the North Carolina Compassionate Care Act, was filed. The bill would allow for the use of medicinal marijuana in the state, as well as the limited growth of the plant for medicinal use. It is hardly the first bill to attempt to make marijuana legal in some form or another, but SB 711 does have something previous bills do not — actual support. The bill was introduced by one of the legislature’s most powerful Republicans, Senator Bill Rabon, and has support from other prominent members of the party. If passed and signed into law, the bill would make medical marijuana available to patients suffering from a variety of ailments, including cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, ALS, Crohn’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease — all of which could see greater relief through cannabis than other pharmaceuticals.

Cannabis Business Executive – Cannabis and Marijuana industry news, 06/07/2021 07:27:00

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