North Carolina Medical Cannabis Bill Gets Second Review By Senate Judiciary Committee
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North Carolina Medical Cannabis Bill Gets Second Review By Senate Judiciary Committee

Lawmakers discussed technical changes to the NC Compassionate Care Act Aug. 18.

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August 19, 2021

The North Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee reviewed a medical cannabis legalization bill for the second time Aug. 18 to discuss technical changes to the legislation, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

Senate Bill 711, called the NC Compassionate Care Act, cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee last month before also passing the Senate Finance Committee a few weeks later.

The bill was then sent to the Senate Health Care Committee before being pulled and sent back to Judiciary for a second review, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.

Sen. Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick), one of the bill’s sponsors, said some of the technical changes considered by the Judiciary Committee are based on regulations in Utah’s medical cannabis program, according to the news outlet. Other changes have been requested by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

It is not clear when the Judiciary Committee will vote on approving any proposed changes to the legislation, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.