Category: Marijuana

People all over the country have been entering the voting booth this election cycle and directing their legislators to make marijuana legal. In recent years, many states have passed laws legalizing both medical and recreational cannabis — but not North Carolina.

State officials have thrown around ideas of decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana, discussing the public health and economic repercussions that could follow. 

However, these same state officials warn that the North Carolina legislature is far from embracing marijuana decriminalization and legalization. They say that it’s something North Carolinians should not expect to [...]

Every state has its own set of interesting, and often completely outdated, laws.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. 

Seem [...]

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 [...]