NC lawmakers file bill to expand medical marijuana use

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RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina lawmakers filed a new bill to expand medical marijuana in North Carolina. The new bill would allow all forms of marijuana to treat illnesses including smoking it.

Anyone who meets the health requirements would be issued an identification card.

Groups including the American Civil Liberties Union have been pushing for months to expand the forms of marijuana allowed to treat patients.

In July, Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill allowing the use of hemp oil to treat seizure disorders. The oil is only available to patients in clinical trials.

When the bill passed, advocates said they hoped it would lead to more expanded medical marijuana laws.

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