In February 2015, Rep. Kelly Alexander introduced comprehensive medical marijuana legislation, HB 78. The bill would have protected North Carolinians with a variety of serious medical conditions and doctors’ recommendations from arrest and prosecution for using medical marijuana. It also envisioned a system of cultivation, production, and distribution of medical marijuana and medical marijuana products, ensuring that patients whose doctors recommend they use marijuana have safe and reliable access to it. In March, the House Judiciary Committee reported the bill unfavorably, meaning it voted against the bill.
There are no current or pending regulations for medical marijuana businesses in the state.
To get ahead and be prepared for when the state will start licensing marijuana businesses, you should: