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Is Medical Marijuana Legal in North Carolina Yet?

medical marijuana is it legal in North Carolina yet?

Residents of North Carolina are Getting Closer to Having Access to the Healing Benefits of Medical Marijuana!

With so much activity surrounding cannabis in the US recently, North Carolina residents may wonder when it’s going to be their turn to enjoy (at the very least) an expanded medical marijuana program with more qualifying conditions.

Keep holding onto hope, North Carolina! Medical marijuana is coming, despite all the challenges and roadblocks. The Compassionate Care Act recently passed the NC Senate, and is headed to the Finance, Healthcare, and Operations committees for final approval. It looks like more people will qualify for and have access to medical marijuana in North Carolina in the very near future!

Give North Carolina Marijuana Card a call at (833) 781-7320 to get all your questions about cannabis coming to the Tar Heel State answered, or sign up to reserve your marijuana evaluation appointment and get updated about all the latest developments. When you reserve an appointment today, you’ll get $25 off your appointment when the time comes!

Who Will Qualify for Medical Marijuana in North Carolina?

As of right now, the only people who qualify for medical marijuana in North Carolina are those with severe forms of epilepsy. These patients can possess low THC cannabis oil, but there are no dispensaries to speak of. So the law is effectively useless for everyone in the state.

However, the Compassionate Care Act expands who qualifies for cannabis with a longer list of conditions. Under the Compassionate Care Act, people who have the following conditions will qualify for medical marijuana:

  • Cancer

  • Epilepsy

  • Glaucoma


  • ALS

  • Crohn's Disease

  • Parkinson’s Disease

And if our neighbor to the North, Virginia, has managed to set the example for Southern states, then a robust medical marijuana program will be launched in North Carolina soon. Virginia legalized possession of recreational marijuana on July 1, 2021. The state now has four operating dispensaries, and patients have access to a wide variety of products including edibles, tinctures, vape pens and cartridges and more.

What Can I Do to Support Medical Marijuana in North Carolina?

There is currently no program supporting medical marijuana in North Carolina, but one is coming. The Compassionate Care Act has made it further through the legislative process than any other bill related to cannabis legalization; a growing number of people believe marijuana should be legalized in some way; and neighboring states are putting successful programs in place.

Contact Your North Carolina State Reps and Tell Them to Support SB 711

There is still time to contact your state representatives, tell them how important this issue is to you, and encourage them to support SB 711! It’s important that those making this imperative decision know that North Carolinians are more supportive than they have been in the past. Times are changing and so are people’s opinions!

Reserve an Appointment for a North Carolina Medical Marijuana Evaluation Today for $25 Off!

Reserve an appointment for a medical marijuana evaluation with North Carolina Marijuana Card today, and be one of the first in line to get your card when it’s time! We’ll share a $25 discount, and we’ll keep you posted on all the latest information, what you can do to help, and how to get medical marijuana when it’s finally legal in North Carolina.


Doctors Who Care. Relief You Can Trust.

Helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (833) 781-7320, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

Check out North Carolina Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join the medical marijuana conversation in North Carolina!

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