What Are the Current Laws Regarding Marijuana in North Carolina?
Are you getting antsy yet? The North Carolina medical marijuana program seems to be moving slowly, but we are getting there, and steps are being taken that show a lot of progress as far as legalization goes.
Back in early June, the North Carolina Senate voted to legalize medical marijuana in a 35-10 vote. Both Democrats and Republicans voted in favor of legalization, surprisingly. This just goes to show that knowledge of the medicinal value of cannabis is becoming more widespread.
A poll earlier this year showed that about 82% of North Carolina residents supported the legalization of medical marijuana, also including both Democrats and Republicans.
Marijuana is becoming not so much a political issue and is being taken more seriously every day. This poll showed North Carolina officials and lawmakers that if they did not start the process of legalizing medical marijuana, they would soon be voted out. Many believe that this poll had much to do with the change of heart the North Carolina Senate had in June.
If passed, this bill would legalize marijuana for medical use in the state and the commission could award up to 10 licenses for businesses to grow marijuana. Each of those businesses would be able to operate up to 4 dispensaries of their own.
Although the Senate voted to approve the bill, the House is still required to vote on it as well. It seems as though the House is stalling on the process, and people are starting to anxiously await the inevitable passage of the bill.
However, under current law, possession of anything over half an ounce of marijuana up to 1.5 ounces is a class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to 45 days of jail and a $200 fine.
In 2019, there were about 3500 criminal charges related to marijuana, and 2,000 convictions. 70% of those convicted were nonwhite.
In the meantime, call your lawmakers and let them know you are eagerly awaiting the passage of the Compassionate Care Act. Tell them you want medical marijuana! It is important to remember that elected officials are only in place to represent the population and what they want.
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