Marijuana Laws

North Carolina Marijuana Laws Made Easy for You

North Carolina: The Old North State with Some Old Marijuana Policies

While possessing under a half ounce of cannabis has been decriminalized, the North Carolina marijuana laws still list that as a misdemeanor, which comes with a $200 fine. Decriminalization happened back in 1977, but there haven’t been any real changes since then. Medical marijuana in North Carolina failed in 2014, and the medical use of CBD oil was legalized in 2015, but that’s about as far as it goes. Is marijuana legal in North Carolina? No, but you can use CBD for ailments as an alternative.

Current Legal Status in North Carolina

  • Medical Marijuana in North Carolina: CBD is legal since 2015
  • Recreational North Carolina Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized since 1977

  • Top brand(s) based in state: None
  • Projected tax revenue from a year of recreational marijuana: $0

The state may be pretty restrictive, due to how North Carolina marijuana laws are set up today – which is pretty similar to neighboring Tennessee – but there are politicians who are really trying to make a change. Kelly Alexander has been proposing a bill to get medical marijuana in North Carolina every year since he was elected in 2009, so show him some support to get some change happening in the state.

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