New state Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller spoke in support for legalizing marijuana for medicinal use at a forum Tuesday, saying the issue should draw bipartisan support.
"This would truly be something great for the state if we were to pass this during this legislative cycle," Voller said. Legalization of marijuana for medical use is pat of the state Democratic Party platform.
A few hundred people at a forum and rally at the Legislative Building were behind a House bill that would make North Carolina the 19th state to legalize marijuana use in some form. The bill would allow people to use marijuana on the recommendation of doctors, and would legalize and license distribution centers.