North Carolina Lawmaker Starts Petition to Gather Support for Medical Marijuana


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Rep. Kelly Alexander

State Rep. Kelly Alexander has been a strong advocate for comprehensive, workable medical marijuana policies in North Carolina. Last year, he filed HB 78, which would have allowed seriously ill patients to use, possess, and cultivate a limited amount of marijuana if recommended to do so by their physicians. Unfortunately, the bill was voted down in committee.

As part of this effort, Rep. Alexander is collecting signatures on a petition to show his colleagues in the legislature that North Carolinians support allowing the terminally ill to access medical marijuana — and he plans to introduce a bill that would do so during the short session this year.

Rep. Alexander is also hosting an Early Voting Kick Off Block Party — which is also a fundraiser for his campaign — to help get out the vote. This is a chance to thank Rep. Alexander for his leadership on behalf of compassionate medical marijuana laws.

Wednesday, March 2
7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Label Charlotte
900 NC Music Factory Blvd., Ste. B6
Charlotte, NC 28206
General admission tickets: $45, VIP tickets: $75

If you live in North Carolina, please contact your lawmakers and urge them to support comprehensive medical marijuana legislation when the new session starts this year.


3 responses to “North Carolina Lawmaker Starts Petition to Gather Support for Medical Marijuana”

  1. While I fully support Rep. Alexander’s petition to legalize medical cannabis for terminally ill patients, I strongly urge an extension to allow use for non-terminal cases with a Doctor’s prescription. Numerous conditions are alleviated with the appropriate compound from the cannabis plant, from nausea in those undergoing chemotherapy to seizures in children. Please have compassion on all sufferers who could be helped by this plant.

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