Hickory, NC, North Carolina

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4

Legislation: Possession of one half ounce or less is punishable by up to 30 days in jail, most likely suspended. Possession of greater than one half ounce is punishable by 1 – 120 days in jail, with a possibility of community service or probation in lieu of jail. Possession greater than 1.5 ounces increases the penalties to 8 – 13 months in jail.

Penalties for sale, delivery or manufacture are increased if the sale occurs within 300 feet of a school zone if the offender is over 21 and if the sale was made to a minor or to a pregnant woman.

The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually, conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual’s criminal record does not reflect the charge.

Law enforcement: They can be fairly strict. You just really have to watch what your doing. Some cops are fairly cool about marijuana, but others are complete assholes.

Where to buy marijuana: Valley Hills Malls. There are always people out selling green around that area. It’s very easy to find in Hickory.

Marijuana prices: Dank: 40-50 an eighth, 90 a quarter, 250 an ounce

mid: 30 quarter, 100 ounce, 250 quarter pound

schwag: who cares

Marijuana brands: Kryptonite