Politician Info
B+ Jay Chaudhuri (D - NC) DECRIMINALIZE

Holds office State Senate District 15

Candidate in race for State Senate District 15

Co-sponsored Legislation

Co-sponsored S58-Revise Marijuana Laws which would remove criminal penalties for the possession of up to four ounces of marijuana, SB58

 

Comments

A 'B' letter grade indicates that this member/candidate 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

Chaudhuri was appointed to this seat in 2016 when Josh Stein resigned.

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.” 2015

Voted Aye on S124-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 S168-Expand Allowable 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 2020 Questionnaire

Contact Jay Chaudhuri

Email: Chaudhurila@ncleg.net

Web: https://www.ncleg.gov/Members/Biography/S/395

Phone: 919-715-6400

Address

North Carolina State Senate 16 West Jones Street, Room 1120

Raleigh, NC 27601

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