Category: Marijuana

Every state has its own set of interesting, and often completely outdated, laws. Louisiana is a perfect example.

In 2008 a man was arrested in Louisiana for selling $30 worth of marijuana. Yes, $30 worth of marijuana. He was originally sentenced to 15 years but was re-sentenced a few years later under a Habitual Offender Law due to previous, non-violent convictions.

Sometimes it’s easy for people to slip through the cracks and be arrested for or receive sentences for misdemeanor crimes that seem a little crazy. Still, it’s important to understand what [...]

Marijuana sales have soared in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In states with legal marijuana, sales have shot up over 50 percent over the same time last year. 

There are a variety of reasons marijuana has made a big splash over the course of the last few months, but it’s important to keep in mind that possessing, selling, or transporting marijuana is still illegal in North Carolina.

Here are a few of the reasons that marijuana has been in demand and the consequences you may face if busted with it in the [...]

The United States is changing its position on pot. Marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, but individual states are legalizing both medicinal and recreational marijuana use. 

Ten states (and Washington D.C.) allow individuals to carry up to one ounce (28 grams) of pot for personal consumption to date. 

In North Carolina, carrying one ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor. If you are caught with just a little bit more (1.5 oz,), however, you could face felony charges. Plenty of North Carolinians are currently sitting behind bars for crossing that line. 

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Colorado and Washington appear to have been just the beginning as lots of other states are starting to move closer and closer to the legalization of recreational marijuana. All told seven states now allow (or have at least voted to allow) recreational marijuana.

Given the fact that our state has decriminalized most possession of marijuana, you might think that North Carolina is well on the way to joining the trend and following suit. Don’t expect this to happen any time soon, though. A recent multi-county drug bust reveals a lot about the way [...]

Last month, President Barack Obama made a statement about how he feels regarding drug sentencing laws by commuting the prison sentences of 61 inmates throughout the United States.

Three of the 61 inmates granted commutation are from North Carolina:

  • Reginald Wendell Boyd, Jr. of Greensboro was sentenced to 180 months in prison with 8 years of supervised release in 2005 for conspiracy to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.
  • Christopher Tim Florence of Chapel Hill was sentenced to 268 months in prison and
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