Push to make recreational marijuana legal in North Carolina on 4/20

There’s a new push to make marijuana legal in North Carolina. A bill was filed in the state house looking to legalize the sale and regulation of the drug already legal in 21 states.

Those filing the bill said legalizing marijuana opens the door to a billion-dollar industry, millions of dollars in tax revenue that can be reinvested back in North Carolina to support schools, health care and other local services like transportation.

“People have been smoking cannabis from time immemorial and up until the 1930s, it was essentially legal,” Representative Kelly Alexander said. “What we’re trying to do now is to restore that legality.”

Alexander is one of the sponsors of House Bill 626. It aims to legalize and regulate the sale, possession and use of cannabis in North Carolina.

“This is not the 18th century,” he continued. “We don’t need to put a scarlet letter on people for the use of a naturally occurring product that more and more people see as having a medical benefit, and a personal benefit.” #WakeUpCLT #Marijuana #Politics

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