With so many states across the nation legalizing marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, it can be difficult to know exactly what you are and are not allowed to do under the law. If you want to avoid running the risk of accidentally violating the law and possibly facing arrest, it’s best to inform yourself about North Carolina’s laws regarding marijuana possession and use.
Laws vary from state to state
Every state’s legislature creates their own laws regarding marijuana possession and use. In some states it is legal, while in other states the police can arrest you for having marijuana in your system or in your possession, even if you didn’t intend to sell it.
Marijuana is illegal to possess, sell and use in North Carolina. It does not matter if you purchased the marijuana in a different state in which it is legal. The moment you enter North Carolina with the marijuana in your possession, you run the risk of being arrested and facing criminal charges.
Beware of bringing drugs from state to state
Sometimes, people who carry large amounts of drugs across an interstate border find themselves faced with federal drug trafficking charges. This is because interstate drug trafficking is a federal matter, and is completely independent of any state’s criminal justice process.
In other words, even if you buy marijuana in a state where it is legal, you can still run into trouble if you try to transport large quantities of it into another state for the purpose of selling it.
It’s upsetting when someone has a run-in with the criminal justice system for unintentionally violating the law. Unfortunately, drug laws do not take into account the perpetrator’s knowledge of the law. Before you partake of marijuana in North Carolina, make sure you understand the risks.