A bipartisan Senate Bill 711, titled “NC Compassionate Care Act,” which would legalize medical marijuana, received its most vocal opposition to date during a Senate Health Care committee meeting Thursday.
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Former Forsyth County legislator Edward Hanes Jr. is leading a lobbying effort in support of a state Senate bill that would permit the use of medical marijuana for the first time in North Carolina.
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Proposed medical marijuana legislation clears first N.C. Senate committee step on long, daunting and controversial journey.
The first official debate on legalizing the use of medical marijuana in North Carolina drew — as expected — impassioned advocacy Wednesday from lawmakers and members of the public that included cancer survivors and military veterans.
Since 2009, N.C. lawmakers have been trying to legalize medical marijuana. Experts say that having a key Republican as a primary sponsor on the latest such bill signals a chance it could pass.