Medical marijuana fight comes up in Asheville
(Asheville Citizen-Times) Currently 20 states and the District of Columbia permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, according to the nonprofit Marijuana Policy Project. But in North Carolina, the issue hasn’t had much traction. During last year’s session of the General Assembly, Rep. Kelly Alexander, D-Mecklenburg, introduced a medical cannabis act that would have permitted medical use of marijuana. That bill “got all of about 12 minutes consideration at a committee,” Alexander said. It was reported out of the committee as “unfavorable,” which essentially killed the bill. Alexander also sponsored a separate bill to study “issues related to the medical use of cannabis.” That bill also failed to move forward.
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