North Carolina Senate Approves Changes to State’s CBD Law

North Carolina Senate Approves Changes to State’s CBD Law

RALEIGH, NC — Lawmakers in the 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.

House Bill 766, the North Carolina Epilepsy Alternative Treatment Act, was approved by the Senate in a 15-0 vote Wednesday.  The House previously approved the bill in April, but several changes made in the Senate will require approval by the House before the bill can be sent to Governor Pat McCrory for final approval.

Last year, lawmakers in North Carolina approved the Hope 4 Haley and Friends Act, allowing limited use of medical marijuana extracts containing high levels of cannabidiol (CBD) but only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).  The…

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