A bill to legalize medical marijuana in North Carolina is heading to the Senate floor following a key committee vote on Wednesday. The legislation, which already passed through three panels late last year, was approved by the Senate Rules and Operations Committee in a voice vote. Sen. Bill Rabon (R), who chairs the panel, is also the sponsor of the measure, titled the NC Compassionate Care Act. “It is my opinion that no state has done it as well as we are attempting to do it,” Rabon told colleagues before the committee vote. He called the bill the “tightest, best-written” cannabis legislation in any state, saying that he studied other programs across the country to see “what they did wrong.” “It is nothing more than trying to help people with the care that they need and augment their treatments as decided upon by a patient and by a physician,” Rabon said.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 06/01/2022 11:49:00

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