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Backed by local Republicans, medical weed bill notches another victory

The medical cannabis bill supported by Cape Fear Republicans Michael Lee and Bill Rabon earned a favorable vote in its second...

Cape Fear Republicans’ weed bill scores first major victory in Senate

Republican Senators Bill Rabon and Michael Lee are on a quest to bring a tightly-regulated medical marijuana market to North Carolina....
A Wilmington-based company hopes to bring a high standard of professional standards and practices to the state's hemp industry -- and, ultimately, the legalized marijuana industry. (Port City Daily photo / Courtesy CIJ Holdings, Inc.)

Rabon and Lee’s medical cannabis bill earns bipartisan praise, gets spotlight in committee

Cannabis reform may be on the horizon in N.C. Sens. Michael Lee and Bill Rabon have joined forces with Democrats to...

State Senators Michael Lee and Bill Rabon file weed bill alongside two Democrats

Cannabis has been at the center of North Carolina Senate bills this week. Wednesday, Michael Lee and Bill Rabon joined together...
Port City Releaf produces CBD oil from hemp, both of which are legal under North Carolina law. The DEA considers both to be a schedule I drug. (Port City Daily photo | Courtesy Port City Releaf)

The DEA has been seizing hemp shipped to this Wilmington CBD producer. Here’s why

WILMINGTON—Port City Releaf is a Wilmington-based company that produces a variety of cannabis-based products that are legal under state law. But recently, shipments of hemp...
Port City Releaf produces CBD oil from hemp, both of which are legal under North Carolina law. The DEA considers both to be a schedule I drug. (Port City Daily photo | Courtesy Port City Releaf)

The DEA has been seizing hemp shipped to this Wilmington CBD producer. Here’s why

WILMINGTON—Port City Releaf is a Wilmington-based company that produces a variety of cannabis-based products that are legal under state law. But recently, shipments of hemp...

From hemp to marijuana: the medicinal qualities in an ancient plant

Matt Collogan, the education director at Hemp Farmacy in Wilmington, says industrial hemp and marijuana are like a wolf and a poodle: same species,...
The Hemp Farmacy offers free educational classes every Thursday in downtown Wilmington. (Port City Daily Photo/MICHAEL PRAATS)

Hemp Farmacy offers a closer look on North Carolina’s newest cash crop

WILMINGTON --- School might be out for the summer but class is still in session at the Hemp Farmacy, but don't worry, this isn’t...

Seeing green: what Wilmington can learn from Denver about growing the cannabis industry

WILMINGTON --- Advocates for legalized marijuana in North Carolina have fought an uphill battle with little luck. But, according to some in the tech...
The Hemp Farmacy has opened a new location on S. College Road. (Port City Daily photo/BENJAMIN SCHACHTMAN)

The Hemp Farmacy opens second location on South College Road in Wilmington

WILMINGTON --- Those looking toward non-pharmaceutical relief for their ailments have one more option as of Monday. The Hemp Farmacy, which has operated a...