Winston Salem, NC, North Carolina
Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.5
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: Cops are pretty hot in the city limits all the time, but in the outskirts of the city you hardly ever see a cop.
Where to buy marijuana: Finding a good East Winston or Southside connection is pretty easy.
Winston Salem, NC marijuana prices: Around $60 for an ounce of good reg.
$100 for a 1/4 of dro