Holds office State Senate District 1
Candidate in race for State Senate District 1
In 2018, in response to NC Family Policy Council question, "Should NC legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes?" Steinburg responded NO:
A 'D' letter grade indicates that this member has expressed no support for any significant marijuana law reform; slightly supportive of minor reforms (CBD/hemp) but not a co-sponsor of any significant reform or is supportive of minor reform, but opposed to full legalization
Steinburg did not respond to NC NORML’s 2020 Questionnaire.
Steinburg has served in the General Assembly since 2013.
As a Representative (2013-2018):
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 least 10% cannabidiol by weight to patients with intractable epilepsy who enrolled in those studies. 2014
Did not vote on HB766-Amend Cannabidiol 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
Excused Absence on SB313-Industrial Hemp 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-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
Voted Aye on SB124-Law Enforcement Officers Managed Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil Drop Box which proposed that any individual who possesses or uses hemp extract, as defined under this section, shall dispose of all residual oil from the extract at a secure collection box managed by a law enforcement agency, and that any neurologist who approves of dispensing hemp extract to a registered caregiver, shall inform the registered caregiver that disposal must be done at a secure collection box. - 2018
As a Senator (2019- ):
Did not vote on SB168-Expand Allowed Medical Uses/Cannabis Extract which proposed that any individual who possesses or uses hemp extract, as defined under this section, shall dispose of all residual oil from the extract at a secure collection box managed by a law enforcement agency, and that any neurologist who approves of dispensing hemp extract to a registered caregiver, shall inform the registered caregiver that disposal must be done at a secure collection box. 2019
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