Can I be charged for possession of hemp or CBD?

Can I be charged for possession of hemp or CBD?

With the passing of the Federal 2018 Farm Bill came the legalization of industrial hemp and hemp derivatives including cannabidiol (“CBD”). Despite the legality and regulation of this budding new industry, some CBD consumers are facing charges for marijuana possession...
North Carolina to begin enforcement against CBD industry

North Carolina to begin enforcement against CBD industry

As discussed previously here, the recent legalization of industrial hemp and hemp derivatives including cannabidiol (“CBD”) has raised questions about the permissibility of adding CBD to foods and supplements. Although the 2018 Farm Bill and NC Industrial...

Assistant DA facing drug charges

An 47-year-old assistant district attorney in North Carolina is facing drug-related charges after being taken into custody on April 22. Police originally stopped the man because of traffic violations including speeding. Reportedly, they saw a tourniquet on the...

8 arrested in North Carolina drug bust

A three-month drug investigation has led to the arrest of eight North Carolina residents, according to Chatham County authorities. In addition to facing criminal charges, the defendants owe the North Carolina Department of Revenue over $17,000 in taxes for their...

Driver in NC charged with trafficking 197 pounds of marijuana

North Carolina authorities arrested and charged a man suspected of drug trafficking after they seized 197 pounds of marijuana from his vehicle. The Drug Enforcement Agency made the arrest in March along with Cherokee Indian Police and the Bureau of Indian Affairs....

How to handle juvenile offenders

North Carolina is the last remaining state to treat 16-year-old children as adults when they are charged with a crime. The Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act of 2017 is set to end that practice as of December 1, 2019. Between now and then, North Carolina lawmakers and...