Some hot button issues are taking over Raleigh this week as legislators continue the long session. In this week’s Political Pulse we break down three important topics.

Medical cannabis has cleared some major hurdles and is heading to the Senate. NCMS is on record as supporting the development of research regarding medical cannabis.  It is legislation NCMS is watching closely.

Also important to NCMS members is the return of an effort to give some nurses more authority.  NCMS has long been against this legislation. Thomas Kincheloe details what happened and what may be coming next.

It looks like a bill to further limit abortion access will be filed at any time.  NCMS recently approved a policy on reproductive healthcare that supports abortion as part of comprehensive healthcare.  What to expect is in the edition of Political Pulse.