Majority of North Carolininans Support Medical Marijuana

A recent Public Policy Polling study reveals that 58 percent of Tar Heels under age 65 support legalizing medical marijuana.

“Those numbers are significant and somewhat surprising,” said Allen St. Pierre, executive director of marijuana lobbying group NORML, in a statement. “Support for marijuana law reform is at an all-time high nationally, but we had expected public opinion in the South to be significantly different from the national numbers.”

Mecklenburg Democrat Kelly Alexander will introduce a legalization bill to the General Assembly this session. NORML and the North Carolina Cannabis Patients’ Network are hosting a rally at the state capital Feb. 12 to support his efforts.

– Read the entire article at Creative Loafing Charlotte.

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7 Comments

  1. LoganQC on

    how about pointing out the positives instead of being soo pessimistic. It’s a bad look for marijuana smokers. I believe anything is possible, if not now, IN TIME. S/O to my city CHARLOTTE!!

  2. Mrs. Ratsrectum on

    That’s great, but see if you can get the politicians to move on it. We had that in Pennsylvania, and it didn’t go anywhere. Pat Vance wouldn’t put MMJ up for further discussion, essentially is holding it in limbo. They pooh-poohed moving in along. Now, there’s a bill to legalize cannabis outright, which is exactly what I want, but you can bet the same shit will happen. What state isn’t hurting for money right now? Yet, they’re out to keep pot illegal as long as possible.

    Maybe you can get the masses all whipped up into a frenzy with the debt ceiling limit, and use it to get more states to legalize MMJ or outright. Maybe you can get more states that don’t have ballot initiatives, such as Pennsylvania, to enact legislation, changes to the state constitution that allows ballot initiatives. Once you get the East Coast states having ballot initiatives, hopefully they can have the same success as Colorado, Washington, California, etc. If Pennsylvania had ballot intiative, I’d like to see that and Governor Tom Corbett getting thrown out, recalled before his time is up.

  3. NatureB on

    I hope weed is legalized in North Carolina. I will move to Charlotte and be closer to warm weather and pretty ladies.
    If Charlotte North Carolina is good enough for the 16 time heavyweight champion, Ric Flair, its good enough for me. wooooooooooooooooo

  4. NatureB on

    I hope weed is legalized in North Carolina. I will move to Charlotte and be closer to warm weather and pretty ladies.
    If Charlotte North Carolina is good enough for the 16 time heavyweight champion, Ric Flair, its good enough for me. wooooooooooooooooo