Cannabis

Cannabis containers and advocacy materials reading 'No one should be in jail for weed.'
We Go High NC

Hemp — including smokable hemp — is legal in North Carolina. But that is only the case if the hemp does not contain more than trace amounts of THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana. Hemp and marijuana can be similar in appearance. Both contain some level of THC, though hemp’s concentration is much lower.

Hemp plant
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Cannabis has historically been a taboo subject in North Carolina, but this year, that may be beginning to change thanks to a new law supporting a pilot program for industrial hemp farming.

Is Medical Marijuana Safe?

Feb 19, 2016
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RTI International scientists say better labeling and governmental regulations are needed for medical marijuana.

Each state creates its own regulations, and products can vary a lot. The researchers say many medications are poorly labeled with misleading information about chemical contents.