Medical marijuana bill introduced in North Carolina

pricey-harrison hbtv hemp beach tvThree state legislators in North Carolina hope to legalize marijuana use for medicinal purposes under a bill introduced Feb. 7.

“Modern medical research has discovered beneficial uses for cannabis in 13 treating or alleviating pain, nausea, and other symptoms associated with 14 certain debilitating medical conditions, as found by the National Academy of 15 Sciences’ Institute of Medicine in March 1999,” the proposed legislation states.

Medical use of marijuana is allowed in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

The legislation would enable patients who receive a doctor’s permission to possess not more than 24 ounces in a form usable for medical purposes.

A patient would also be allowed to have garden to grow cannabis that is not larger than 250 square feet.

Primary sponsors of the legislation are listed as North Carolina representatives Kelly Alexander (D-Raleigh) and Pricey Harrison (D-Greensboro).

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