GOP blocks medical pot backed by Asheville council, hospital CEO (30 January 2017)

The state Legislative Building in Raleigh.

Potential council candidate Andrew Fletcher praised Asheville’s elected officials for backing the bill, and said “what you may not know is I’ve been arrested for marijuana possession. And a lot of people like me have become victims of an unjust war.”

Fletcher chaired a high-profile committee looking at the use of city-owned downtown land at 68 Haywood and said he is considering running for council.