Packages Of Marijuana Wash Up On Beaches In Alabama, North Carolina

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ALABAMA:  An Alabama man stumbled upon a 10-pound package of marijuana that washed up on the beach. Multiple news outlets report that Ron Smith was taking a morning walk near the Cotton Bayou Beach access in Orange Beach on Tuesday when he noticed what he thought was a seat cushion floating in the water. Upon Read the full article…

NC House Panel Rejects Proposal For Medical Marijuana

A state House committee unanimously rejected a proposal to legalize medical marijuana.

NORTH CAROLINA:  A state House committee unanimously rejected a proposal to legalize medical marijuana after an emotional hourlong hearing that ended with a legislator saying he was assaulted by a marijuana advocate. House Bill 78 marks the most progress any marijuana proposal has had in the N.C. General Assembly. Two years ago, a similar bill Read the full article…

North Carolina To Decide On Expanded Medical Marijuana Bill

On Tuesday, hundreds are expected to rally at the state Capitol in favor of the medical marijuana bill that has been introduced this session.

NORTH CAROLINA:  Rosemary Wallace said medical marijuana made such a difference in her life that she moved from her home in Rock Hill to Colorado just so that she could legally use the drug. “I was there by myself. My husband was here. I was there,” Wallace said. “That was the worst 10 months of my Read the full article…

Babies Test Positive for Marijuana From Soaps And Shampoos

UBC Scientists id flavor genes

NORTH CAROLINA:  Babies TeA study done by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has shown that some commercial baby soaps can cause a false positive for marijuana in urine tests. Products such as Johnson & Johnson’s Bedtime Bath, CVS Night-Time Baby Bath, Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Creamy Wash and Aveeno Baby Wash & Read the full article…

GW Pharmaceuticals Closes U.S. Public Offering; Cannabis-Based Medicines Progress

Cannabis-based medicines progress.

NORTH CAROLINA:  Yesterday, Salisbury, UK-based GW Pharmaceuticals plc announced the closing of its public offering of 1.7 million American Depositary Shares on the NASDAQ Global Market. When taken together with the full exercise of options for another 255,000 ADSs by the underwriters at $86.83/ADS, the offering totaled $169.8 million. Although some of the ADRs were sold by Read the full article…

NC House Cancels Meeting On Medical Marijuana Bill

Rep. Bert Jones, R-Rockingham, said the bill wasn't ready to be considered and that he did not know when the meeting would be rescheduled.

NORTH CAROLINA:  A House committee was poised to consider a bill Tuesday that would have cleared the way for use of a kind of medicinal marijuana to treat a seizure disorder. But the committee meeting was cancelled just before it was scheduled to meet. Rep. Bert Jones, R-Rockingham, said the bill wasn’t ready to be Read the full article…

Protesters Seek Medical Marijuana Allowance In NC

A group opposed to pot legalization is unveiling proposals for the U.S. government to ease restrictions on scientific research into marijuana's potential as medicine.

NORTH CAROLINA: A handful of protesters have been on the road for more than a week as they try raising support for North Carolina to legalize marijuana use for medical purposes. Five men have been hiking for more than a week on an Asheville-to-Raleigh trek aimed at pushing legislators to place a referendum on the November Read the full article…

North Carolina Legislator Introduces Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana

The main groups representing Canadian doctors have declared they will not participate in Health Canada's upcoming anti-drug campaign targeting young people.

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 Read the full article…

North Carolina Lawmaker Pushing For Legalization Of Marijuana Oil

State Rep. Pat McElraft, R-Carteret, is pushing for the legalization of marijuana oil.

NORTH CAROLINA: State Rep. Pat McElraft, R-Carteret, is pushing for the legalization of marijuana oil. McElraft says she is planning to file a bill to legalize it because research shows it may help children with dravet syndrome, which causes seizures. Last year the general assembly defeated a bill that would have legalized medical marijuana, but McElraft Read the full article…