North Carolina’s new cannabis oil bill isn’t good enough.

NC has a long way to go on cannabis reform.
NC has a long way to go on cannabis reform.

You may have read that the NC House just unanimously passed a cannabis oil bill and that the Senate is likely to approve it. This is good news in the sense that any progress on cannabis in NC is, well, progress. And last year’s cannabis oil law was atrocious. The current bill fixes some of the problems with last year’s law.

But, the current bill is simply not good enough and we expect more from the NC Legislature. The current bill allows a patient with a seizure disorder who has a recommendation from a licensed physician to possess cannabis oil that contains no more than 0.9% THC. In light of research showing that cannabis can be helpful for a wide range of physical and mental health issues, including Crohn’s Disease, glaucoma, arthritis, asthma, PTSD, multiple sclerosis, AIDS/HIV, and even cancer, limiting the oil to seizure patients is shortsighted and wrong. Click HERE for a recent “top 10” list of diseases for which cannabis can be helpful from CNN. A physician should be able to recommend cannabis for any medical issue that she, in her medical judgment, believes it will help. The NC Legislature shouldn’t be in the business of making medical decisions. Moreover, limiting THC content is also misguided. THC, the most well-known cannabinoid in the cannabis plant, has been shown to have many medical benefits, particularly when combined with other lesser known cannabinoids such as CBD (cannabidiol) and CBN (cannabinol).

Of course, cannabis should be legalized across the board, as it has been successfully done in Colorado and Washington; however, that’s another post altogether. In the meantime, the NC Legislature needs to wake up and pass a real medical cannabis law. Click HERE for an article about the NC House Bill.

4 comments on “North Carolina’s new cannabis oil bill isn’t good enough.Add yours →

  1. Thanks for standing up for the ones that are sick and need this treatment. As I deal with M.S. and it’s terrible affects on my body each day, it would be so great to be able to have my spasms in my legs stop to be able to have a goodnights rest. The drugs that is available for this has so many side affects it’s not worth affecting my body in such a negative way with them. *** LEGALIZE CANNABIS AND HELP THE PEOPLE THATS NEEDS IT TO HAVE A PRODUCTIVE LIFE*** You go Mr. Kight

    1. Thanks for your positive response. I’m sorry to hear about your struggles with MS but am really glad to hear that you’re researching cannabis as a possible alternative therapy. Please keep me posted.

  2. My Story .
    As a natural born skeptic, I spent countless time and energy researching all the available treatment options aside from what my oncologist recommended. I was DETERMINED to cure my cancer, and knew there was something out there after witnessing a number of people who not only survived, but thrived and went on to live fulfilling lives cancer-free. In addition to reading about Rick Simpson Oil, and watching the Run From the Cure video, I also spoke with people who had actually used the oil, and it was shocking to hear one after another how effective this medicine really was. I just couldn’t believe there was a cure out there and how wrong it was that this information is not being shared with the public! Treatment Reginae: I have a pretty big tolerance for marijuana, so I started off with a full grain of rice sized amount of oil instead of a half grain. I gradually increased the dosage every night until I reached a full gram each night. The standard protocol for Rick Simpson Oil is ingesting a total of 60 grams over the course of 90days which is 3 months, but I had 80 grams in total for safe measure. I used the excess as a topical skin care treatment, attacking the visible brown spots on my face and neck. 3
    months later, my cancer was in full remission. Within 4 months, I am cancer-free and officially received a clean bill of health from my doctors. What they don’t know is that the majority of my treatment was using the Rick Simpson Oil. I did use some of the medication they prescribed, but it was in combination with the oil. I am elated I want
    to continue sharing with people who are experiencing what I went through that there is absolutely hope and a cure out there. They just need to be proactive and aggressive with treatment, not wait until it is too late. Get your medication at Rick Simpson medication center via Email: ricksimpsoncannabisoils@outlook.com In addition to being an
    effective cancer fighter, there are some nice side effects that come from using the Rick Simpson oil, for instance, I no longer need to take any pain killers. Just one or two drops of the oil will ease the pain and help you sleep like a baby. Best of all, its natural, Thanks to all the staff at Amsterdam’s Garden who guided me throughout this journey. You guys are awesome!

    1. Wow! What an incredible story. Thank you for sharing. I firmly believe in cannabis as a medical aid and am thrilled to hear that it worked (and continues to work) for you.

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