“Certainly, the last thing that our N.C. farmers need is for a state agency like the SBI to be complaining that they are going to have a harder time arresting people for violating marijuana laws if farmers are allowed to harvest an otherwise legal crop.”
“Whether people use or care about the use of cannabis products for entertainment and enjoyment, it’s helpful to see how less frantic, media-controlled people live with its existence.”
Buncombe County commissioners identified combating opioid abuse and increasing teacher salary supplements as top priorities. But is legal marijuana a viable strategy for achieving those goals, or merely smoke and mirrors?
From the infamous Sketch-ville comment to the “Welcome to Lovetown” billboard, Asheville’s had some interesting moments over the course of 2015. Here’s a look at the top 10 most-viewed stories of 2015 on the Mountain Xpress website.
“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.”
I loved the speak-truth-to-power tone of Susan Andrew's "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" article [Green Scene, June 29 Xpress]. It's embarrassing how every government agency attempts to synthesize some asinine-though-remotely plausible argument against marijuana. Thank you for subtly exposing the huge flaws in the ecological criticism of hand-cultivating a hearty, healthy plant in the forest. […]
In March I was arrested for growing three marijuana plants in my home. It was 2 a.m. and I was sitting on my couch eating potato chips. Flash forward 30 minutes: I am being led to the back of a line of seven police cars (including forensics and dogs). I was not charged with harming […]
It was May 1, and Capt. Tim Splain, an 18-year veteran of the Asheville Police Department who’s the head of criminal investigations, was in the firing line (metaphorically speaking) at the latest session of the city’s ongoing Citizens Academy. “Let me be clear: Hip-hop does not cause gangs,” Splain declared after asserting that local media […]