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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s office filed several drug charges against a man who allegedly had marijuana and other cannabis-related items in his vehicle.

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ROCKINGHAM — A man who had an outstanding warrant in another county is now facing drug and weapon charges in Richmond County.

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ROCKINGHAM — Sheriff Mark Gulledge is asking for the public’s help locating a suspect wanted on drug charges.

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RALEIGH — On April 20, or "4/20," which in the world of marijuana smokers is like a national holiday, prominent N.C. Democrats celebrated the day themselves by calling for the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana and for clemency for those currently in prison for marijuana charges. The term "4/20" was popularized by the Grateful Dead as a time some of their fans would smoke together after school.

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HOFFMAN — A Gaston County woman is accused of trying to throw contraband over the fence at Richmond Correctional Institution.

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ROCKINGHAM — A man with outstanding warrants from Scotland County was reportedly caught with heroin over the weekend.

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ROCKINGHAM — A man with an outstanding warrant was allegedly caught with cocaine and a gun following a traffic stop late last week.

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HAMLET — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man with drug trafficking after federal officials intercepted a package of pot from Mexico.

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You've seen the headlines. So have I. For example, a Nov. 23 story in my local paper (the Gainesville, Florida Sun): "Gainesville man charged with murder for Sunday shooting in dispute over marijuana deal."

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State senators took a small, but positive step last week when they advanced Senate Bill 711 — a proposal to legalize medical cannabis/marijuana. As numerous witnesses —including military veterans struggling with PTSD and other service-related illnesses, as well as others battling the ravages of cancer and chemotherapy —made clear in often emotional testimony during a pair of public hearings, it’s absurd that suffering North Carolinians are denied an effective therapy that’s legal in the overwhelming majority of states.

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