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30 day supplyAs determined by their physicians
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North Carolina has a Low-THC, Medical CBD program. Cannabis extracts containing less than nine-tenths of one percent THC and at least five percent CBD by weight may be recommended for those with intractable epilepsy. Under the NC Compassionate Care Act (SB 711), those suffering from chronic conditions like cancer, Crohn’s disease or multiple sclerosis (MS) may also qualify.
Cannabis is illegal in North Carolina for any usage, whether medical or not. Possession of 0.5 ounces (a half-ounce) or less is decriminalized. There was a failed attempt at legalization of medical marijuana in 2014, but it failed. In 2015, Governor Pat McCrory signed into law HB 766, allowing those with intractable epilepsy to use CBD oil. In 2017, North Carolina legalized hemp.
The North Carolina law lists the following medical conditions as qualifiers for a medical cannabis card:
In order to qualify for medical CBD in North Carolina (NC), you must:
To legally use and access medical cannabis, qualifying patients would obtain a registry identification card from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Telehealth/telemedicine is not yet available for online medical marijuana consultations in North Carolina.
Patients could possess up to a 30-day supply, as determined by their physician. Cannabis extracts must contain less than nine-tenths of one percent THC and at least five percent CBD by weight.
It is not legal to grow or cultivate cannabis in North Carolina.
Out-of-state medical marijuana patients are not recognized by the state of North Carolina.
As the medical cannabis program only accepts low-THC, CBD-only medications as legal, a positive drug test for cannabis should hopefully be unlikely (but potentially still possible). Sadly, there are no specific protections protecting employees for medical cannabis usage as of yet in North Carolina.
There are no specific testing requirements for medical cannabis or CBD in place as of yet in North Carolina.
North Carolina currently does not have any medical marijuana dispensaries. This means that North Carolina medical marijuana patients need to purchase their medicine in another state that allows out-of-state medical marijuana cards, the closest one being Pennsylvania.
It is generally best to keep cannabis use – even medical cannabis – out of public wherever possible, as you do not want to attract any undue attention to yourself, In all states with a medical marijuana program, using cannabis is prohibited in federal buildings or federal land, places of employment, or places where children are expected to be (e.g. schools, playgrounds). It is best to keep cannabis use to the privacy of your own home.