Cannabis Bill Roundup: NC Inches Closer To Medical Pot – Law360

Law360 (August 27, 2021, 7:28 PM EDT) — North Carolina took a step closer to legalizing medical cannabis, while an effort to decriminalize psychedelics in California was put on pause. Here are the major developments in cannabis and drug reform from the past week.

In North Carolina, the Senate Healthcare Committee on Thursday advanced S.B. 711, a bill to legalize medical cannabis. The Judiciary Committee also approved the updated version of the bill this week, after advancing a previous draft in July.

Under the current version of the bill, the governor would get seven appointments to the nine-person Medical Cannabis Production Commission, which would be tasked with overseeing the…

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