North Carolina Marijuana Laws: Is Marijuana Legal in North Carolina?

Possession of marijuana in North Carolina is illegal. Currently, there is a state bill working its way through North Carolina’s legislative process that, if passed, would legalize medical marijuana. However, it is important to remember that even if medical marijuana were made legal according to North Carolina state law, possession of marijuana for any purpose would still be illegal under federal law.

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Marijuana and North Carolina Drug Courts

North Carolina drug treatment courts were established by statute in 1995. North Carolina jurisdictions that have drug courts receive direction and assistance from the Drug Treatment Court Advisory Committee. Unlike many states, North Carolina courts can require individuals to participate in drug court whether they want to or not.

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Is K2 illegal in North Carolina?

The substance popularly known as K2 (JWH-018), and other cannabinoids, is still legal in North Carolina, despite the rise in illegalization of K2 in other states. K2 might also be called genie, spice, zohai, fake weed, or synthetic pot, and is typically sold as incense or potpourri. K2 may sometimes be referred to as ‘synthetic marijuana,’ but this term is misleading and confuses K2 with tetrahydrocannabinols, which have been illegal under North Carolina state law for some time.

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