WILSON — A bill in the N.C. legislature that would ban smokable hemp could undercut North Carolina’s emerging hemp industry and curtail immediate relief for those suffering chronic conditions.

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ROCKINGHAM — A man is facing more than a dozen drug charges and other offenses from two Richmond County law enforcement agencies.

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RALEIGH — Andrew Ross, a Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan, in January was working private security for a cross-country delivery of hemp. Ross’s task was simple: Guard a truckload of state-approved industrial hemp, grown in Kentucky, and bound for Colorado.

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HAMLET — A traffic stop last week led to a Robeson County woman, who already had an outstanding warrant, facing drug and weapon charges in Richmond County.

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ROCKINGHAM — A man with a lengthy rap sheet, who was just released from prison less than five months ago, is facing half a dozen new charges — including meth possession.

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HAMLET ― A man pulled over for a traffic violation this weekend wound up in jail on felony drug charges.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo "insisted Monday (April 1) that New York will pass a law to legalize recreational pot before the Legislature adjourns in June," The New York Post reports. He's been promising legalization for some time. Many New Yorkers had hoped the measure would be included in this year's state budget.

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ROCKINGHAM — In the first week of the new year, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three East Rockingham men on cocaine charges.

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HAMLET — A man is facing drug and stolen weapons charges following an undercover narcotics investigation.

The Hamlet Police Department served a search warrant at 804 Ridge Drive Friday morning, finding 14 grams (nearly a half-ounce) of marijuana, five bongs, baggies and rolling papers, according to court documents.

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