North Carolina Vets Organize to Put Medical Marijuana Use on State GOP Platform

NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- Military veterans in North Carolina, especially around Fayetteville, a center of both active military personnel and vets, are now organizing to put marijuana legalization on the state's GOP platform.

In February, the North Carolina House saw the introduction of a bill to legalize medical marijuana. It was introduced by Representative Kelly Alexander, a Charlotte-based Democrat. This is Alexander's fourth attempt to legalize medical use in the state. This is the first time, however, that medical reform has attracted so much support in the North Carolina House. There are now over a dozen cosponsors. Republican support for the measure, however, is non-existent.

That may be about to change thanks to efforts from David Hargitt, Sr., president of NC RAMP (Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition), one of several groups leading the charge to put the issue of legalization on the Republican state party platform.

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