RALEIGH, NC — Lawmakers in North Carolina Senate have passed a bill that would make significant changes to a law enacted last year that allows the use of some medical marijuana extracts to treat seizures associated with epilepsy, sending the measure to Governor Pat McCrory for final approval.
The bill, House Bill 766, the North Carolina Epilepsy Alternative Treatment Act, was approved by the Senate in a 15-0 vote earlier this month. The House previously approved the bill in April, but several changes made in the Senate required a final vote in the House.
On Tuesday, the House voted 112-2 to approve those changes. The bill now heads to the desk of Governor Pat McCrory, who is expected to sign the measure into law.
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