A key North Carolina Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The Senate Judiciary Committee, which first heard testimony on the proposal last week, approved the legislation in a voice vote. It must still move through three additional panels before potentially being considered on the floor. Rules Committee Chairman Bill Rabon (R) is sponsoring the measure, which would allow patients to access cannabis if they have a “debilitating medical condition” such as cancer, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis. Regulators would have the authority to add additional qualifying conditions. The purpose of the legislation is to “give some compassionate care for specific ailments to those people in North Carolina who need it and to make them law-abiding citizens,” Rabon said ahead of the vote.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 06/30/2021 15:05:00