North Carolina Closer to Legalizing Marijuana

North Carolina Closer to Legalizing Marijuana

By Jiri Hera

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North Carolina legislators will be sitting down to discuss the legalization of Marijuana this week.

North Carolina State Rep. Kelly Alexander will meet with other lawmakers for the discussion and plans to push for cannabis reform. His idea to marijuana legalization is inspired by the state’s county-by-county approach with alcohol sales.

“North Carolina has an ABC system that pretty much is the model,” Alexander told WNCN. “We have dry counties. We have wet counties. We have portions of counties that may be wet, and the rest of them are dry. All of those are driven by local option decisions. Either by the decisions of local-elected boards, or by votes of the people.”

Alexander plans to rally with others on Jones Street in Raleigh in January 2019.