North Carolina Cannabis Industry Legalized Medical Marijuana Approaches


by Jeffrey Buckley

Updated: January 31, 2023

Egalizing Medical Marijuana

Even as North Carolina passes legislation legalizing medical marijuana, many in the North Carolina hemp and cannabis industry are worried.

Everyone from farmers and producers to distributors and retailers is concerned about the fine print of Senate Bill 711, which would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana in lieu of other treatments in certain cases.

North Carolina is one of the few remaining states in the US where not even medical marijuana is legal.

Even though everyone agrees that SB 711 represents progress, some have reservations about how exactly the program will be rolled out, with concerns about licensing fees, taxes, and other regulations chief among them.

The Problematic Parts of SB711