Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Approves First Medical Cannabis Cards

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) is continuing its path toward cannabis accessibility, and as of last week the tribe officially issued its first medical cannabis cards. In July, Senate Bill 3 was introduced, which would have legalized medical cannabis for patients with life-ending illness. A total of 1,005 medical cannabis card applications were submitted, and so far 817 were approved. The EBCI dispensary hasn’t opened yet, so the medical cannabis cards can’t be used. According to EBCI Cannabis Control Board (CCB) executive director, Neil Denman, a Cherokee Police Commission monthly meeting was held on Oct. 12.

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) is continuing its path toward cannabis accessibility, and as of last week the tribe officially issued its first medical cannabis cards.

According to EBCI Cannabis Control Board (CCB) executive director, Neil Denman, a Cherokee Police Commission monthly meeting was held on Oct. 12. In a presentation featuring Denman and his colleague, Kym Parker, they stated that the first medical cannabis card was issued on that day, and many more will follow in the coming weeks. A total of 1,005 medical cannabis...

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