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Senate bill could legalize medical marijuana in North Carolina

Senate bill could legalize medical marijuana in North Carolina

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Medical marijuana is legal in 36 states. Now, the state General Assembly could make North Carolina the latest state to open up the market to cannabis.

Medical cannabis advocates are trying to throw veterans a lifeline with Senate Bill 711.

“The veteran suicide rate is twice the national average in North Carolina, so clearly whatever it is that we’re doing isn’t exactly working,” said Rob Rens.

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