marijuana http://wfae.org en Medical Cannabis In North Carolina http://wfae.org/post/medical-cannabis-north-carolina-0 <p><strong>PART II: Opponents</strong></p><p>Here in North Carolina, throughout the South and across the nation, the discussion about medical marijuana legislation has gained a lot of traction lately. On <a href="http://wfae.org/post/medical-cannabis-north-carolina">March 31</a>, we heard from avid proponents about their view of the alleged medicine. On this Charlotte Talks we hear from one of the nation's foremost drug policy advisors, a recovering marijuana addict and an instructor with Central Piedmont Community College's Substance Abuse Program. Is all this medical cannabis talk just smoke in mirrors? Is there legitimacy behind the claims? It might be more complicated than yes or no. .</p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:00:17 +0000 WFAE 48815 at http://wfae.org Medical Cannabis In North Carolina Medical Cannabis In North Carolina http://wfae.org/post/medical-cannabis-north-carolina <p><strong>&nbsp;PART I: Proponents</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here in North Carolina, the discussion about medical marijuana legalization has focused primarily on an oil high in the chemical </span>CBD<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The oil is made in Colorado from a plant specifically cultivated that way to treat people with epilepsy. And, a handful of NC families have moved to access the oil. But – there are other people who advocate for whole plant legalization. What are the alleged medicinal benefits of marijuana? What are the risks? Who is using it as medicine? And just how close is North Carolina to legalizing some form of marijuana? We explore those issues and more.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 WFAE 47894 at http://wfae.org Medical Cannabis In North Carolina Concord Drug Bust Uncovers 4,000 Lbs. Of Marijuana http://wfae.org/post/concord-drug-bust-uncovers-4000-lbs-marijuana <p>A Cabarrus County newspaper has reported one of the largest drug busts in years. According to the <a href="http://www.hickoryrecord.com/independent_tribune/news/article_acc941c4-c7dc-11e2-b04e-0019bb30f31a.html" target="_blank">Independent-Tribune of Concord</a>, two tons of marijuana were seized in April, as part of an FBI investigation into an international drug ring running through the county.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 21:15:31 +0000 Ben Bradford 28378 at http://wfae.org