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Games Meister
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Feb 22, 2013, 12:48 PM
 
North Carolina Lawmakers Kill Medical Marijuana Bill After It Receives Annoying Level Of Support

The GOP-controlled North Carolina House Rules Committee killed a medical marijuana legalization bill earlier this week, after lawmakers complained that backers of the measure were bothering them with requests for their support.

As WRAL's N.C. Capitol blog reports, lawmakers allowed only 20 minutes of public debate on the legislation before deciding to give it an "unfavorable report." An infrequently used procedure, such an action effectively prevents any further medical marijuana legalization bills from being considered by the General Assembly this session.

A state Republican explained the extraordinary maneuver to N.C. Capital blog:
"We did it to be done with it, so people could move on for the session," said Rep. Paul "Skip" Stam, R-Wake. He said lawmakers we're being "harassed" with phone calls and emails about medical marijuana.
Politicians angry when constituents make their opinion known. Hilarious and depressing all at the same time.
     
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Feb 22, 2013, 03:07 PM
 
This feels like a hit piece.
     
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Feb 22, 2013, 05:11 PM
 
The GOP will lose the NC House next election, or the one after. The demographics are changing quickly due to the booming Charlotte/Raleigh corridor.
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Feb 22, 2013, 05:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
The GOP will lose the NC House next election, or the one after. The demographics are changing quickly due to the booming Charlotte/Raleigh corridor.
Strangely enough, most of the Congressional delegation used to be Democrat, back before Jesse Helms became a poster child for stupid. White, rural Democrats who thought like conservative Republicans. When the state Democrat organization started to get more influence from out of state, that changed.
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Feb 22, 2013, 05:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
This feels like a hit piece.
Smells like one too.
     
   
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