Cannabis Hemp Plants Take Root In North Carolina By Xernay Aniwar • Jul 14, 2017 Steve p2008 / Flickr - Creative Commons Cannabis has historically been a taboo subject in North Carolina, but this year, that may be beginning to change thanks to a new law supporting a pilot program for industrial hemp farming. Is Medical Marijuana Safe? By Andrew Tie • Feb 19, 2016 Dank Depot / Flickr Creative Commons RTI International scientists say better labeling and governmental regulations are needed for medical marijuana. Each state creates its own regulations, and products can vary a lot. The researchers say many medications are poorly labeled with misleading information about chemical contents.