Category: Marijuana

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

The legalization of marijuana has been a hot topic in the past few years, with 23 states along with the District of Colombia having laws that legalize marijuana use in some form.

Some states have passed medical marijuana laws. Some states have passed laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. And some states have decriminalized small amounts of marijuana use by replacing penalties with small fines.

North Carolina doesn’t have any laws legalizing marijuana on the books. But that might change soon.

In Cherokee County, North Carolina, leaders on the Cherokee Indian Reservation passed [...]

The short answer is: not very. The longer answer is that it depends on what you mean by “legalizing marijuana.”

There’s no denying that the laws surrounding marijuana in our country are changing—and fast.

Today, twenty-three states plus the District of Columbia have laws in place that legalize marijuana in some form. In 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington approved a landmark initiative to legalize the recreational use and sale of marijuana. In Alaska, adults can possess, purchase, and carry up to an ounce of marijuana and six plants. In Oregon, adults will [...]

If you are facing a marijuana possession charge, you will want to make sure that you have the best legal defense team possible. Even a minor possession charge can have serious consequences in the state of North Carolina, so you will want to mount a defense that will help you to avoid any future repercussions. One of the most important questions that your criminal lawyer in High Point will want to have answered is whether the police had sufficient cause to search for the marijuana in the first place, and if so, did [...]

You were just running an errand and didn’t know how heavy your foot was on the pedal. This is your first time to be stopped—and you got a ticket. Or, you know you habitually run afoul of the traffic cops, and you have a sheath of tickets to your name. The next one will for sure lose you your license. Whether first time or multiple times, you don’t want to be like the Greensboro-area motorcyclist stopped for clocking 76 mph in a 50-mph zone, only to have had suspected marijuana found on his [...]