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Hemp, the non-psychoactive relative of marijuana, is legal across the United States under the 2018 Farm Bill -- as long as it contains no more than 0.3% THC. But North Carolina law enforcement and district attorneys are pushing state lawmakers to ban the plant’s smokable form because they say it is impossible to distinguish from marijuana, which is illegal federally.

Medical Cannabis In North Carolina

Apr 14, 2014

PART II: Opponents

Here in North Carolina, throughout the South and across the nation, the discussion about medical marijuana legislation has gained a lot of traction lately. On March 31, we heard from avid proponents about their view of the alleged medicine. On this Charlotte Talks we hear from one of the nation's foremost drug policy advisors, a recovering marijuana addict and an instructor with Central Piedmont Community College's Substance Abuse Program. Is all this medical cannabis talk just smoke in mirrors? Is there legitimacy behind the claims? It might be more complicated than yes or no. .

Medical Cannabis In North Carolina

Mar 31, 2014

 PART I: Proponents

Here in North Carolina, the discussion about medical marijuana legalization has focused primarily on an oil high in the chemical CBD. The oil is made in Colorado from a plant specifically cultivated that way to treat people with epilepsy. And, a handful of NC families have moved to access the oil. But – there are other people who advocate for whole plant legalization. What are the alleged medicinal benefits of marijuana? What are the risks? Who is using it as medicine? And just how close is North Carolina to legalizing some form of marijuana? We explore those issues and more.