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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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Thursday, 22 April 2021 13:44

OPINION: Take the money and run

Rep. Graig Meyer and Senator Jay Chaudhuri have introduced bills to legalize marijuana in North Carolina. It’s about time.

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“Dozens of young White House staffers have been suspended, asked to resign or placed in a remote work program,” The Daily Beast reports, “due to past marijuana use.”

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I know a lot of you are pretty upset about the prospects of a Joe Biden presidency. He’s promised to be tough on guns and you think he might start an all-out assault on the Second Amendment. We could see more federal gun control coming down the pike. We could even see some kind of weapons ban.

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The day before Thanksgiving, President Trump pardoned his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

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Rep. G.K. Butterfield says Congress should remove federal restrictions on marijuana and North Carolina should legalize adult use and purge pot possession from criminal records. 

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Eight decades after the anti-pot propaganda film “Reefer Madness” stirred a moral panic over marijuana, cops and prosecutors in North Carolina are bending the truth to bind hemp to its infamous cannabis cousin. 

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RALEIGH — North Carolina hemp farmers are bracing for an onslaught of federal regulation.

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RALEIGH — Justin Hamilton’s company farm last year lost an entire greenhouse of hemp — somewhere between $25,000 and $35,000 — because his crop violated the state’s tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) threshold by 0.1%.

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