No. As stipulated in Section 90.94 of the North Carolina General Statutes, marijuana is classified as a Schedule VI controlled substance in the state. Therefore, it is illegal to sell weed products for recreational consumption in any part of the state, including Raleigh.
No. Although medical marijuana is legal in North Carolina, the state does not permit medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in Raleigh or other municipalities in the state. North Carolina legalized low-THC cannabis containing less than 0.9% tetrahydrocannabinol and at least 5% cannabidiol (CBD) in 2015 through House Bill 766, the North Carolina Epilepsy Alternative Treatment Act. As stipulated in this Act, registered medical cannabis patients diagnosed with intractable epilepsy can consume low-THC weed products legally. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) regulates the state’s medical marijuana program. House Bill 766 does not provide guidelines for the establishment of weed dispensaries in Raleigh. Also, it does not specify how medical marijuana patients in Raleigh obtain weed supplies.
No. There are no legitimate online marijuana dispensaries in Raleigh because the city does not permit the sale or delivery of marijuana products. However, residents can purchase hemp-derived products which have maximum THC levels of 0.3% from online stores.
Raleigh does not have licensed weed dispensaries within its borders. However, medical marijuana patients registered under North Carolina’s medical marijuana program can purchase weed products when visiting other states in the U.S. that permit marijuana sales to out-of-sale patients.
North Carolina prohibits the sale of marijuana products. Therefore, cannabis dispensaries cannot be established within Raleigh.
Raleigh residents cannot consume weed products recreationally. Also, they cannot grow marijuana plants at home. As stipulated in Section 90.95 of the North Carolina General Statutes, Raleigh residents caught cultivating cannabis plants risk facing severe penalties.
Raleigh residents diagnosed with intractable epilepsy can use cannabis products medically if recommended by Neurologists licensed in North Carolina. Although North Carolina permits the medical use of marijuana, the state does not allow medical cannabis dispensaries to operate within its boundaries. As a result, medical marijuana patients in Raleigh can only purchase and use weed products when visiting other states that accept out-of-state medical marijuana prescriptions. In line with House Bill 766, medical marijuana patients must have caregivers who are their parents, legal guardians, or custodians in order to enroll as patients in the state’s medical marijuana program. Raleigh residents under 18 years old can consume cannabis products because North Carolina does not impose an age limit for medical marijuana use.
House Bill 766 does not have guidelines for the issuance of medical marijuana identification cards to Raleigh residents. Patients diagnosed with intractable epilepsy are not required to apply to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for medical marijuana cards. Only caregivers of Raleigh residents diagnosed with intractable epilepsy can obtain DHHS caregiver registration letters, which they must carry when in possession of weed products for their patients.
Medical marijuana patients in Raleigh can legally consume low-THC weed products in their private residences.
There are no approved weed dispensaries in Raleigh.
Due to North Carolina’s prohibition on marijuana sales, it is illegal to sell weed products in Raleigh.
Marijuana products cannot be sold in Raleigh. Some of the weed strains medical marijuana patients in Raleigh can obtain in surrounding states that permit cannabis sale to out-of-state patients are:
No. Raleigh residents cannot smoke weed products in public spaces even if they are registered as medical marijuana patients.
Raleigh residents cannot possess any amount of weed products for recreational consumption. Medical marijuana caregivers with registration letters issued by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) can legally carry weed products on behalf of their patients. However, the North Carolina Epilepsy Alternative Treatment Act does not specify caregivers’ cannabis possession limits.
No. Raleigh residents cannot ship weed products through the United States Postal Services (USPS) or third-party carriers.
No. It is illegal for Raleigh residents to order cannabis products from online weed dispensaries due to the prohibition on cannabis sales at the state level.
No. There are no dispensaries authorized to sell marijuana products for recreational or medical use in Raleigh.
No. Since weed is illegal for recreational use in Raleigh, there are no weed dispensaries that can sell cannabis products to tourists for recreational consumption.
Raleigh residents purchasing weed products for recreational or medical use from other states will need valid identifications. Raleigh does not permit marijuana product sales within city limits.
Raleigh does not have legitimate weed dispensaries within its borders.
The IDs of Raleigh residents purchasing weed products from dispensaries in other states may be scanned during verification.
Raleigh does not have medical or recreational marijuana dispensaries within its borders.
There are no dispensaries in Raleigh that can sell weed products to residents for medical or recreational use.
House Bill 766 does not permit medical marijuana dispensaries to operate within Raleigh.
Health insurance does not cover medical Marijuana treatment for Raleigh residents diagnosed with intractable epilepsy due to the federal ban on marijuana.
Cities outside North Carolina that permit weed dispensaries to sell marijuana products to out-of-state patients, including those from Raleigh, usually track how much weed customers buy.
Typically, marijuana dispensaries outside North Carolina that recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards sell weed products to 18-year-olds. Therefore, registered medical marijuana patients from Raleigh visiting other states may be allowed to enter medical marijuana dispensaries at 18 years.
Raleigh residents can contact the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services by calling 1 (800) 662-7030.
Raleigh residents can report unlawful marijuana activities to the Raleigh Police Department by calling (919) 831-6311. Alternatively, they can contact the Raleigh Crime Stoppers at (919) 834-4357.