The Senate of North Carolina approved a restrictive and limited license medical marijuana bill by an overwhelming vote of 35 votes to 10 on Thursday, bringing the state closer to becoming the 40th U.S. state to legalize medical marijuana. The bill needs to be voted on another day and then submitted to the State House of Representatives. If the bill passes the house of Representatives, it will be signed by Democratic governor roycooper. According to Senate bill No. 711, the medical marijuana Production Committee will issue 10 medical marijuana "supplier" licenses to marijuana enterprises engaged in vertically integrated operations. Each license holder can open up to four pharmacies, at least one of which is located in economically disadvantaged counties. Democratic Senator Julie Mayfield expressed concern about the vertical structure, saying that only large multi state operators can afford to participate.
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