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MoveOn Petitions - Legalize Medical Cannabis In North Carolina

Christine Green

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Legalize Medical Cannabis In North Carolina
Petition by Rep. Kelly Alexander

To be delivered to The North Carolina State House

We the citizens of North Carolina call upon the members of the NC House to sign a discharge petition to permit a floor debate on the matter of legalizing medical cannabis.

There are currently 23,474 signatures. NEW goal - We need 25,000 signatures! 11:20am PST June 6th

MoveOn Petitions - Legalize Medical Cannabis In North Carolina
 

DanaH

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Representative Kelly Alexander is our medical cannabis champion here in North Carolina. Every legislative session (NC is on a 2-year legislative cycle) he files a bill that would allow patients to legally possess cannabis for medicinal use.

The petition mentioned above is for the medical cannabis bill HB577 which was filed in the 2011-2012 legislative session. North Carolina General Assembly - House Bill 577 Information/History (2011-2012 Session)

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, he filed HB84. North Carolina General Assembly - House Bill 84 Information/History (2013-2014 Session)

In the 2015-2016 legislative session, he filed HB78. North Carolina General Assembly - House Bill 78 Information/History (2015-2016 Session)

In both 2013 and 2015, our medical cannabis bills received a "Unfavorable Report". What that means is that another bill like it can't be filed until the next legislative session. (2 years).

This year (2016) Representative Alexander filed HB983 to the grumbling of our opponents who thought they didn't have to fight us off until 2017. HB983 has a strong tax element to it which is what allowed it to be filed this year as an exception. We will see another comprehensive medical cannabis bill in 2017.

In the meantime, NC NORML of Asheville has a petition going. This is NC current medical cannabis petition. Please sign and share!

Pass House Bill 983 for Medical Cannabis in NC: P'etition . North Carolina State House: Pass House Bill 983 for Medical Cannabis in NC . Change.org
 
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