The Sweeten Creek facility, which is anticipated to open in August, brings 38 additional acute behavioral care beds to Western North Carolina.
‘Why is North Carolina so far behind the other states? We should be moving to legalizing marijuana and mushrooms.’
From occupancy tax allocations and hemp production to private bar membership, state legislators voted on several measures that are consequential to WNC in their recently concluded short session.
“Marijuana is beneficial for many people for a variety of issues, both physically and mentally.”
“There should be commonsense laws that go along with it, but don’t make it difficult for citizens to buy it.”
“It will hand production and sales to wealthy, established corporations, and local North Carolina hemp farmers won’t be able to compete.”
“Small steps forward are better than no steps forward!”
Supporters of medical marijuana and the local hemp industry want to see the state allow the use of cannabis as a treatment option for debilitating medical conditions. But there are disagreements with Senate Bill 711 as written.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council passed an ordinance on Aug. 5 allowing production and use of the crop, which the body had previously voted to decriminalize on May 6.
“Chronic pain sufferers must now go to ‘pain clinics,’ where if marijuana is found in their urine, they will promptly be deprived of the medication they need to function.”
Asheville City Council heard from advocates of medical cannabis and passed a resolution in support of legislation that would legalize the medical use of the drug in North Carolina at its meeting on June 27.
North Carolina could conceivably be one of the next states to legalize marijuana use for medicinal purposes, according to a report by higherperspective.com.