North Carolina Legislator Introduces Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana

NORTH CAROLINA: A local lawmaker filed a bill to allow the use of medical marijuana.

Rep. Kelly Alexander (D-Mecklenburg) is behind the legislation.

“Cannabis is a substance that does have medical applications that are provable,” Alexander said.

Alexander said hearing about people who struggle with chronic pain, specifically veterans, is a big reason for his push.
 
He also said the state could make big money — anywhere from $100 to $200 million in tax revenue.

“Salary increases for teachers,” Alexander said. “You’re talking about salary increases for state employees. There’s a whole litany of things that we have been discussing.”

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