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Penalties for Marijuana Related Charges in North Carolina

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A major factor in North Carolina with regards to marijuana and paraphernalia possession penalties is whether you've had a prior conviction or not. NC has a structured system for sentencing. Your punishment could increase if you have a criminal record.

  • Class 3 Misdemeanor: For first time offenses, you can be sentenced to serve one to ten days in jail. However, you could possibly be sentenced to community service, probation ...
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What are North Carolina Marijuana Laws?

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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 ...

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