The last few years have brought about a lot of changes with regard to how certain drugs and alleged drug crimes are viewed under the law. In some states, the possession of marijuana at certain amounts has been decriminalized, though under federal law, marijuana is still recognized as an illegal substance and its possession may subject a person to criminal penalties. The concept of medical marijuana has also been hotly debated and stands in different legal states throughout the nation.
Most 17-year-old North Carolina kids are concerned about what their friends are doing, their grades and if they will get into college. Few are prepared to deal with the serious and life-altering consequences that accompany arrests based on alleged criminal conduct. However, North Carolina officials recently arrested a 17 years old for his alleged involvement in a host of drug offenses.