Is Marijuana legal in NC?
Although currently illegal, North Carolina seems to propose legislation to make weed legal on an annual basis. The latest attempt is NC Senate Bill 58 that would decriminalize possession of up to 3 ounces of marijuana for personal use. Those convicted in the past would even be eligible to go back and have their record expunged. WSOC TV 9 in Charlotte recently did an interview with NC House Bill 766 legislature sponsors who spoke of the need to unclog the jails with people charged with possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Is Marijuana legal under federal law?
Even though several states including Washington. DC have decriminalized marijuana in some capacity it is still technically illegal under federal law. At the moment the federal government appears to see the writing on the wall and is simply choosing to not interfere with states that have chosen to decriminalize personal use. Because of long standing federal law that could be enforced at any moment many banks refuse to work with pot dispensaries and hence most operate as a cash only business. In fact there is actually bipartisan support for the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act which would essentially allow states to decide the fact of marijuana within their borders. Both President Trump and Attorney General William Barr have signaled support for the legislation. Passage of this may embolden many states to act that were hesitant to openly defy federal law.
Marijuana laws in NC
Where is marijuana legal in the US?
CBD oil vs Marijuana
CBD is a chemical compound found in cannabis known as a cannabinoid. THC is another cannabinoid most known for making you “high” unlike CBD which has no psychoactive effect. CBD has been shown to provide many health benefits especially those who struggle with chronic pain.
Is medical marijuana legal in NC?
Even with a majority of NC residents in favor of medical marijuana it is not currently legal in North Carolina. The NC Medical Cannabis Act proposed in 2019 is still far from becoming law, but does show a willingness to entertain the idea. It all likelihood marijuana for both medical and personal use is more likely a matter of when, not if for North Carolina and the United States as a whole.
Will North Carolina legalize recreational weed?
Being situated in the "Bible Belt" North Carolina will likely be one of the last states to legalize marijuana for recreational use. A likely intermediate step will be the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes and as stated above new laws have been proposed in 2019 for both medical and personal use.
What are the concerns about legalizing marijuana in NC?
Many people are concerned that marijuana will become the next epidemic for youth like vaping. Another concern is driving under the influence of marijuana can lead to fatalities just like a DWI from alcohol. Another major consideration is marijuana is considered a gateway drug to many harder drugs. Finally, there is the issue of how the state would regulate and tax the production and sale of medicinal and recreational marijuana.
Can you go to jail for possession of marijuana in NC?
North Carolina recently amended its laws to remove incarceration as a consequence for first time offenders with small amounts of marijuana. That being said, it can still carry a suspended sentence that can carry jail time not to mention the stigma of having a criminal record. If you have been charged with possession of marijuana in NC you should certainly look into informal deferred prosecution or the 90-96 program available for first time offenders.
7/27/2019 06:05:27 pm
North Carolina is most likely one of the last states to legalize weed, due to the youth having so much availability to vapes and vaping. The vaping that goes on either contains nicotine (that are in cigarettes) and if not that weed based substances. Why would it be such a big deal for the youth to get ahold of it if they already do. If it’s available to adults it can easily get to the youth anyways. Technically and logically nicotine will be the first to kill you than weed is. So why make things that will kill you legal in North Carolina than what is healthy for you. If it wasn’t health for our bodies than it would never be prescribed medically.
9/6/2019 06:21:54 am
Alachol ,and cigarettes , and cell phones are much worse for your health than POT . then we have the F.D.A.. That don't mind putting other drugs on the market just so pharmaceutical companies can help pad the pockets of the rich. Capitalism is what ruined America the rich America . they polluted the waters soil And air . now they expect people to buy water bull sh-t and many more crimes against Humanity.
10/22/2019 03:59:16 pm
Amen on ur comment
10/9/2019 08:17:24 pm
the teenagers and adults are leaving the methadone clinic and driving is that not dwi just because its government ragulated that should not make it ok
10/9/2019 09:48:32 pm
Never actually seen someone charged with DUI due to methadone. It is a controlled substance, but there are also studies saying it does not impair the ability to drive.
10/22/2019 03:58:29 pm
I have to take pain medicine for hip replacement surgery coming up in December I know when I was able to take one little toke of cannabis when I get up in the mornings my mental attitude towards what I have to go through pain with every step the marijuana helps me a lot more than any antidepressant I've ever tried in my life and I've been through every one many of them smoking marijuana just one tiny toke from a joint or a one hitter helps because pain in your body will affect you physically but it will also affect us mentally we're not able to do the things we used to do when I take the one little toke off of cannabis I'm able to play piano or read or write as I like to do maybe find another thing that I can do that doesn't entail walking I noticed that I don't need as much pain medicine when I smoked a tiny bit of cannabis and I don't like to smoke a lot I do like to get a tiny Buzz but not like wiped out on marijuana I don't like that feeling I think it should be legal kids are going to get a hold of other drugs they're going to experiment I don't care what the government does people who want to do things are going to do them the people that find it easy to get a hold of pills and crack and meth and heroin and pot or whatever they're going to get it somehow but the ones who need the pain medicine are being criminalized treated as if they're drug addicts especially if they have pot in their system they can't get their pain pills right now I would give up 2 pain pills a day just to be able to smoke a little bit of weed
They say NC is a godly state, if that was the case, they would of been first to legalize it because WHO grew it first,GOD did and in the Bible God says use my herbs and marijuana is technically a herb so if anything NC is a hypocrite for trying to use God to not legalize it when in fact God did grow it before any human being.
Mark Wayne Harrison
9/8/2019 12:32:54 am
It should be legal for adults to use if they so chose.
9/18/2019 11:47:02 pm
It should have never been illegal to begin with look at all the trouble it has caused.
10/10/2019 05:18:02 pm
Has it been noticed that States with high menority populations marijuana is illegal? I understand NC makes millions off poor menority offenders.
10/22/2019 04:01:00 pm
You are so right and unfortunately it seems they just the ones in power want to keep the ones who don't have money down marijuana is a good thing it's a flower for God sake if I went out and pulled up some Poke Salad I wouldn't go to jail for cooking it and eating it but it would be poisonous if I didn't do it right now that's doesn't make sense to me why marijuana would be illegal I could pull up grass and flowers and dark and eat it and nobody would care I'm not going to do that I'm just making a point how can the government control of freaking flower
10/16/2019 03:03:52 pm
Marijuana needs to be legal for medical and recreational use. It should be dicriminalized if you possess 3 ounces or less
10/22/2019 10:57:34 am
north Carolina has so many southern baptist it will take an act of congress to pass it.there is nothing harmful about pot.North Carolina laws suck
10/22/2019 04:02:10 pm
Nc laws do suck n those Baptist stand on the church porch puffing on cigarettes
12/4/2019 06:01:07 am
I have prostate cancer and I have had radiation on Lupton and on anti cancer pill to keep my p.s.a. down and with all that being said being on all this medication it takes away my appetite and have trouble sleeping at night A puff or two of weed helps me eat ,takes away my discomfort and I sleep A lot better at night without a puff it sucks There are many ppl that need something like that to help then especially those with Cancer If making weed legal for medical use badd N.C. should think about how many ppl it would help and maybe even save a life Come on N.C. this is 2020 stop being so slow and behind
12/11/2019 08:23:58 pm
04 had back surgery. Resulted I chronic pain for which I began trtment. I was taking up to 280mg morphine plus muscle relaxers, etc.. 2 yr ago I finally got off all but 30mg per day with aid of Marijuana. Trust me, I wrecked ALOT more when I was taking pharmaceuticals!!! PLS, LEGALIZE IT!!!!
Alvin H Stapleton
1/4/2020 05:59:49 pm
I think marijuana should be legalized medically and personal cause it would help people with cancer and other medical issues.plus it would bring so much money to the state. So please legalize it!!
4/11/2020 03:28:57 pm
we need new law makers same ole ones taking bribe money from big pharma that want you hooked on thier crap
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