GOP Rep. Walter Jones Pushes For Marijuana In Some Cases

NORTH CAROLINA: U.S. Rep. Walter Jones has taken up the case of a number of desperate North Carolina parents who are hoping state lawmakers will legalize medicinal marijuana for children with uncontrollable seizures.

In a statement, Jones said that several North Carolina parents of children with life-threatening illnesses have come to him with a “compelling argument that political leaders in North Carolina should consult with medical professionals to determine the efficacy of the use of medical marijuana in certain instances.”

The Republican congressman, whose 3rd District covers parts of Pender and New Hanover counties, said these parents have “exhausted all other available options to provide relief for their kids.”

“I believe this issue should certainly be studied at the state level, and I encourage our state elected officials to give this, and other potential treatment options, the attention that they deserve.”