Recreational use of Marijuana could possibly become legal in North Carolina, according to some North Carolina lawmakers.
A new bill introduced would legalize possession of up to four ounces of marijuana that will carry no criminal punishment.
The bill co-sponsor, Paul Lowe Jr., said it’s about decriminalization more than legalizing the drug.
“We’re criminalizing more and more people that probably shouldn’t be criminalized. Something should be done, but they shouldn’t be criminalized,” Lowe said.
Some leaders oppose the bill and suggest that the drug will only encourage more people to use it.
The rules comittie is expected to rule on where the bill goes next.
North Carolina does not have a formal medical marijuana law but nearly two dozen states approve marijuana for medicanal purposes, while 10 states allow it for recreational use.
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