Holds office State House District 107
From WCNC interview, 1/3/2019:
In North Carolina, Charlotte politician and state representative Kelly Alexander Jr. says the legalization of pot is not an issue of 'if' but 'when.'
"We're talking about the development of an industry," said the politician and local businessman.
Alexander believes it'll happen relatively soon.
"If we don't do it this biennium, we're going to be very, very close," said Alexander of North Carolina's efforts to legalize medical marijuana.
Alexander has been staunch in his stance, advocating for marijuana years before it hit the mainstream wire of political conversation about five years ago when Colorado legalized recreational marijuana.
Primary sponsor of HB 84 to legalize medical marijuana in 2013
Primary sponsor of HB 637 to expand the state's decriminalization law in 2013
Primary sponsor of HB 1161 to legalize medical marijuana through a constitutional amendment in 2014
Primary sponsor of HB 78 to legalize medical marijuana in 2015
Primary sponsor of HB 317 to legalize medical marijuana for terminally ill patients in 2015
Primary sponsor of HB 983 to legalize medical marijuana in 2016
Primary sponsor of HB 185 to legalize medical marijuana in 2017
Cosponsor of HB 1380 Medical Marijuana Act in 2009
Cosponsor of HB 1220 Hope 4 Haley and Friends in 2014
Cosponsor of HB 766 Amend CBD Oil Statute in 2015
Cosponsor of HB 766 Revise Marijuana Laws in 2019
An 'A' letter grade indicates that this member/candidate has publicly declared his/her support for the legalization and regulation of marijuana for adults
Founded North Carolina's Cannabis Caucus
Voted Aye on HB1220-Hope 4 Haley and Friends which proposed a pilot study program and registry to investigate the safety and efficacy of hemp extract in the treatment of intractable epilepsy.
Neurologists at UNC-Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, Wake Forest University and Duke University were encouraged to conduct studies and provide hemp extract of less than 0.3% THC by weight and at least 10% cannabidiol by weight to patients with intractable epilepsy who enrolled in those studies. 2014
Voted Aye on HB766-Amend CBD Oil Statute which proposed that board certified neurologists may recommend hemp extract containing less than 0.9% THC by weight and at least 5% cannabidiol by weight to patients with intractable epilepsy without enrolling in pilot studies, and that DHHS set up a database of patients, caregivers and neurologists rather than a registry. 2015
Voted Aye on SB313-Industrial Hemp which proposed the development of an industrial hemp industry in the State in order to expand employment, promote economic activity, and provide opportunities to small farmers for an environmentally sustainable and profitable use of crop lands that might otherwise be lost to agricultural production; to establish an agricultural pilot program for the cultivation of industrial hemp in the State, to provide for reporting on the program by growers and processors for agricultural or other research, and to pursue any federal permits or waivers necessary to allow industrial hemp to be grown in the State. 2015
Voted Aye on HB992/SB77-Amend Industrial Hemp Definition which proposed modifications in language of SL2015-299, increased number of Commissioners from 5 to 9, proposed that the Commission will issue licenses for “research” to include “the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp.” 2016
Did not respond to NC NORML's 2020 Questionnaire
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