Is Marijuana Still Illegal Under North Carolina Law?
Ever wondered if marijuana is illegal in North Carolina? Well, it is.
While other states are working to legalize the drug for recreational purposes, North Carolina is not among them. In fact, the mere possession of marijuana may fall under several different criminal offenses, depending on the amount involved, including:
- Possession of up to one-half ounce is a class 3 misdemeanor
- Possession of one-half ounce to one and one-half ounces is a class 1 misdemeanor
- Possession of more than one and one-half ounces is a class I felony
However, marijuana possession is simply one criminal offense among many. For instance, anyone in North Carolina accused of selling, manufacturing, transporting or possessing more than 10 pounds of the drug may face felony charges of trafficking in marijuana, which is punishable by a mandatory jail sentence of at least 25 months and a $5,000 fine.
It is important to remember, however, that as the amount of marijuana increases, so does the punishment, which is why it is best to contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
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