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Marijuana

Locals split on recreational marijuana legalization

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video The state of Colorado has turned hash into cash and the success of recreational marijuana use is sparking a conversation locally on whether the Tar Heel state should dive into the budding industry. Full story...
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NC lawmakers not high on legalizing marijuana for tax money

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videoWhen most people think of pot, there is a negative connotation. But in Colorado, it's proving to be a cash crop. So could it help cash-strapped north carolina? Area politicians do not think it has bright future along Tobacco Road, or at least its recreational use. Full story...
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Tip from one county to another leads to drug bust

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videoPlans to distribute eleven pounds of marijuana went up in flames after a drug bust Thursday. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested Darriel Scott of Tabor City. Full story...
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WBPD raises bridge to trap reckless driver

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videoFebruary’s in Wrightsville Beach are generally slow, but say one man quickly changed all of that with a joy-ride around the island. Full story...
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Man arrested for probation violation

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Koredresse Robert Tyson was stopped by probation officers on St. Andrews Drive for a probation violation. He was placed into custody. Full story...
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Deputies: Teen brings grandmother's marijuana to school

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Deputies said a grandmother was arrested because her teen granddaughter brought the suspect's marijuana to school. Full story...
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Columbus Co. man sentenced for gun and drug crimes

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videoA federal judge has sentenced a Columbus County man to nearly five years in prison on drug and gun charges. Jason Antwan Williams, 26, pleaded guilty earlier this year to possession with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. Full story...
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WPD makes three separate drugs busts; finds heroin, weed

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Wilmington Police say they had a busy night that ended with three men in jail for drug charges and heroin and marijuana off the streets. Full story...
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$8,000 worth of marijuana seized during traffic stop

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An expired registration plate on a car helped the Bladen County Sheriff's Office make two arrests and seize a big stash of marijuana Friday night. Full story...
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ACLU: Marijuana arrests in NC racially biased

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The American Civil Liberties Union says new figures show arrests for marijuana possession are racially biased in the country and North Carolina, where blacks account for 50 percent of the arrests while comprising 22 percent of the population. Full story...
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Medical marijuana boosters rally at NC legislature

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North Carolina medical marijuana advocates are poised to rally outside the Legislature in support of a legalization bill. Full story...
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Effort building to change US pot laws

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From legalizing the industrial production of hemp to establishing a federal tax, an effort is building in Congress to change U.S. marijuana laws. Full story...
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WPD investigate overnight shooting

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video A robbery could have turned deadly overnight in Wilmington. A 19-year-old man was shot after three men in hooded sweatshirts stormed into his apartment. Full story...
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Link between pot smoking and IQ drop challenged

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A study last year suggested that regular marijuana smoking during the teen years can lead to a long-term drop in IQ. Now a new analysis is challenging that conclusion. Full story...
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