NC lawmakers looking to decriminalize marijuana, up to 4 ounces

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A bill looking to decriminalize marijuana and expunge certain possession convictions was introduced into the North Carolina State House of Representatives on Monday.

House Bill 766 would, if passed, "decriminalize possession of four ounces or less of marijuana and allow for the expunction of possession of marijuana offenses involving possession of four ounces or less of marijuana."

Marijuana is illegal in North Carolina and under federal law but it has been made legal in certain states for both recreational and medical uses.

According to the proposed bill, any person wanting to get their previous convictions expunged would file a petition to the Administrative Office of the Courts to be filed with the clerk of Superior Court.

State Representatives John Autry, Allison Dahle, Pricey Harrison and Zack Hawkins are all sponsors of the bill.

To read the full bill, click here