Holds office State Senate District 37
When Jackson was running for US Senate in 2021, he posted a video to his Twitter feed:
“The country is moving and we’re standing still. What’s about to become a cash crop for Virginia farmers can still get you prison time in North Carolina,” said Sen. Jackson. “Does this really make sense in light of what we could do instead? We can turn this into a regulated space, still control access, still have rules in place, but stop using this as something that can derail someone’s education, their career, their future.”
Sen. Jackson is pushing for North Carolina to take a regulatory approach, rather than a criminal one, which he says will positively impact communities of color.
“People of color are over three times more likely to be arrested for marijuana even though white people use it just as much,” said Sen. Jackson. “You cannot have a full conversation about racial justice without addressing the racial patterns of enforcement that we’ve seen with marijuana laws.”
You can watch the full video at WCNC 6/11/21.
A Indicates that this candidate has publicly declared their support for the legalization and regulation of marijuana for adults
In his last term in the NC Senate, Jackson cosponsored a decriminalization bill SB483 Marijuana/Diversion Court/Class 3 Misd. Study. He also voted for SB 711 NC Compassionate Care Act.
Voted Aye on HB1220-Hope 4 Haley and Friends - 2014
Voted Aye on HB766-Amend CBD Oil Statute - 2015
Voted Aye on SB313-Industrial Hemp - 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.” 2015
Voted Aye on SB124-LEO Managed CBD Oil Drop Box - 2018
Excused Absence on SB168-Expand Allowed Medical Uses/Cannabis Extract - 2019
Did not respond to NC NORML's 2020 Questionnaire
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