Excerpted from ASA's 2022 State of the States Report.

In 2023, ASA recommends that North Carolina legislators have a serious policy discussion to advance medical cannabis policies to serve patients in the state. Legislators should seek to cover patients with a diversity of health conditions through significant expansion of the state’s list of eligible conditions. The state must also immediately implement statutory protections for patients related to housing, employment, education, and parental rights.

North Carolina policymakers should look to high scoring states within this report and seek to duplicate those efforts that best serve patients. Legislators should introduce comprehensive medical cannabis legislation based on ASA’s State Medical Cannabis Program Model Legislation.

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