- Bailey Porras
Medical Marijuana Coming to Tribal Lands in North Carolina
The State of North Carolina does not currently have a medical marijuana program, however, its Cherokee tribe does.
The Cherokee tribe is its own sovereign nation with its own laws and governments. The tribe is completely independent from the State of North Carolina, which is why it was able to legalize medical marijuana.
The tribe made the decision last year to begin cultivation, sale, and use of medical marijuana on tribal land. They made this decision due to the numerous studies and plentiful evidence that marijuana has many medicinal benefits.
Benefits of Cherokee Medical Marijuana Program
The medical marijuana program will benefit the Cherokee tribe in many ways, including creating employment opportunities for many people within the community. Once the program is fully operational, they estimate that they will need about 500 employees.
The tribe expects to open their first dispensary in 2023. The tribe also has their own EBCI Cannabis Board which will regulate the dispensaries on their land by issuing medical cards.
In order to get your medical marijuana card on Cherokee land, you need to be at least 21 years old. Non-tribal members will also be able to purchase from their dispensaries as long as they meet their requirements.
Patients may purchase up to one ounce of cannabis per day, but no more than six ounces per month. The tribal land dispensary will have flower, pre-rolls, edibles, concentrates, and topicals.
Get Your Medical Marijuana Card
The State of North Carolina will inevitably pass its Compassionate Care Act soon, and we hope that the Cherokee decision encourages the state to legalize marijuana sooner. It's best to be ready so you will not have to wait any longer once the program becomes operational. If you have any questions about whether you would qualify, give us a call!
Contact your lawmakers and tell them you want to see medical marijuana legalized so they no longer ignore what the large majority of NC residents want. Marijuana is a safe and natural medicine that has been used for thousands of years.
Reserve an evaluation online today, and we’ll book an appointment for you with one of our compassionate doctors just as soon as North Carolina’s medical marijuana market is fully operational.
You and your new doctor will meet virtually, using your smartphone, tablet, or computer for a telemedicine appointment. You’ll learn all about how medical marijuana may be able to help your conditions, without even leaving the comfort and safety of your own home. And you’ll even save $25 off the cost of the evaluation!
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Helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the 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 reserve a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!