Bill Summary for H 317 (2015-2016)

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Mar 19 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 317 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 19, 2015
AN ACT TO ALLOW PATIENTS WITH A TERMINAL OR DEBILITATING ILLNESS TO LAWFULLY USE MARIJUANA AND TETRAHYDROCANNABINOLS.
Intro. by Alexander, Carney, Harrison, Cunningham.

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Enacts new GS 90-94.2 to allow an individual to possess or use marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols without being subject to penalties under this Chapter, if: (1) the individual has been diagnosed with either a terminal illness or a debilitating illness by a licensed physician; (2) the individual has been admitted to hospice or is at home under the care of hospice; and (3)the individual's use or possession of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols occurs pursuant to a valid prescription or written recommendation issued by a licensed physician who, in the course of treating the terminal or debilitating illness, has determined that marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols alleviates the illness or associated symptoms. Defines debilitating illness. Effective December 1, 2015.

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