Politician Info
B+ Paul Lowe (D - NC) DECRIMINALIZE

Holds office State Senate District 32

Candidate in race for State Senate District 32

Sponsored Legislation

Sponsor of S791 to expand the state's decriminalization law - 2018

Sponsor of S58 to expand the state's decriminalization law - 2019

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A 'B' letter grade indicates that this member supports policies specific to the legalization of medical cannabis and/or the decriminalization of cannabis; sponsor/co-sponsor of medical cannabis legalization legislation; outspoken in public comments about it; and/or sponsor/co-sponsor of other significant reform legislation

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.” 2015

Voted Aye on SB124-LEO Managed 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

Voted Aye on SB168-Expand Allowed Medical Uses/Cannabis Extract which adds to the proposed changes to GS 90-94.1 to also allow the possession or use of cannabis extract to treat a medical condition diagnosed by a neurologist for which currently available treatment options have been ineffective (was only expanded to treat autism, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, or Mitochondrial disease, in addition to the already allowable treatment of intractable epilepsy). Makes conforming modifications to the proposed changes to Article 5G, GS Chapter 90, Alternative Treatment Act, to include patients who have been diagnosed with a medical condition for which currently available treatment options have been ineffective. 2019

Did not respond to NC NORML's 2020 Questionnaire

 

 

 

Contact Paul Lowe

Email: Lowela@ncleg.net

Web: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=senate&nUserID=394

Phone: 919-733-5620

Address

North Carolina Senate 16 West Jones Street, Room 1119

Raleigh, NC 27601-2808

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