N.C.: Republican Senate leader signals willingness to consider medical cannabis

Apr 19, 2021

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SB 711 would legalize medical cannabis in North Carolina — write your elected officials and urge them to support the bill!

After many frustrating years of inaction, North Carolina legislators finally appear to be seriously considering cannabis policy reforms. Last week, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Raleigh) acknowledged that “public opinion is changing” on the issue and indicated that the legislature may be willing to consider medical cannabis legislation.

Since both chambers of the legislature are controlled by Republicans, it is essential that members of both parties support the proposed reform. Encouragingly, Sen. Bill Rabon (R-Raleigh) has introduced SB 711, a bipartisan bill that would legalize medical cannabis for patients with debilitating medical conditions and establish an effective regulatory system.

Please write your elected officials today and urge them to support SB 711!

You can read a summary of SB 711 here.

This bill would make North Carolina the 37th state to legalize medical cannabis. A poll conducted by Elon University in late January 2021 found that 54% of North Carolina residents support legalizing cannabis for use by adults, and 73% support making cannabis legal for medical use.

After you write your state legislators, please share this important news with your family and friends!