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North Carolina Marijuana News and Politics

U.S. Senators

Burr, Richard - (R - NC) 

217 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-3154


Sen. Burr is up for re-election in 2016


Tillis, Thom - (R - NC)

185 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-6342



Marijuana Policy Project on North Carolina:

Last update: October 4, 2015

Like most states that have marijuana prohibition, people of color are disproportionately arrested for marijuana offenses. According to government data compiled by the ACLU, while blacks make up 22% of the population in North Carolina, they account for 50% of marijuana-related arrests, despite the fact that whites and blacks use cannabis at similar rates.

Medical marijuana legislation reintroduced in Raleigh

In February 2015, Rep. Kelley Alexander introduced comprehensive medical marijuana legislation, HB 78. The bill would protect North Carolinians with a variety of serious medical conditions and doctors’ recommendations from arrest and prosecution for using medical marijuana. It would also set up a system of cultivation, production, and distribution of medical marijuana and medical marijuana products, ensuring that patients whose doctors recommend they use marijuana have safe and reliable access to it.

In 2014, North Carolina enacted a CBD-focused law that leaves the vast majority of potential medical marijuana patients without legal protections. It also fails to provide an in-state source for cannabis extracts. For more information, please see our summary of the law.

North Carolina Cannabis News


North Carolinians overwhelmingly want to see medical marijuana legalized, according to a new Elon University poll.

RALEIGH -  The state commission charged with fostering an industrial hemp industry in North Carolina is considering joining a lawsuit against a government agency that it agrees is making things difficult: the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

The prospect of growing industrial hemp for a living in Rowan County is apparently a hot topic.

ASHEBORO — City officials approved a zoning permit for what may be the first hemp food processing plant in North Carolina.