“Marijuana is beneficial for many people for a variety of issues, both physically and mentally.”
“Yes, yes, yes. Legalize medicinal marijuana!”
“There should be commonsense laws that go along with it, but don’t make it difficult for citizens to buy it.”
“It will hand production and sales to wealthy, established corporations, and local North Carolina hemp farmers won’t be able to compete.”
“North Carolina needs to take this opportunity to help itself prosper and care for its citizens by simply catching up with other states and legalizing marijuana.”
African Americans in Asheville are three times more likely than white people to be searched by police in traffic stops and are disproportionately charged with common crimes such as marijuana possession in disparities that experts in police bias called shocking, an AVL Watchdog analysis of police data found.
Looking back on 2017, Xpress highlights some of the hundreds of stories we covered in our print editions and online over the year.
“Although the cannabis industry grows at an unprecedented rate and the ‘green rush’ is discussed in major media outlets on a daily basis, the law lags behind,” reads a release from attorney Rod Kight’s team. “Joining the industry without a strong understanding of the law is risky at best.”