What are North Carolina Marijuana Laws?

Police Officer Marijuana Handcuffs

Under North Carolina state law, marijuana is treated differently than other controlled substances. The NC Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services classifies narcotic drugs into different "schedules," which are based on the potential for abuse and the safety of the drug.

Marijuana and synthetic cannabinoids are in a class of their own, Schedule IV. The law states that "there is a need for further and continuing study to develop scientific evidence of its pharmacological effects," despite stating that it currently does not have accepted medical uses.

The attorneys at iTicket.law and the Hatley Law Office will work with you in navigating the complex legal process for charges of marijuana possession. We will seek effective defense strategies to seek to avoid any harmful impact that a charge of this nature may cause.