Politician Info
B- Paul Newton (R - NC)

Holds office State Senate District 34

Position on Marijuana Legalization

iVoterGuide 2020 Questionnaire:

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree

Position on Medical Marijuana

In response to 2022 NC Family Policy Council's question “Should North Carolina legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes? UNDECIDED


In response to 2020 NC Family Policy Council question, "Should NC legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes?" Newton responded NO with the note, "might agree for terminally ill/hospice."



B- Supports legalization of medical cannabis and/or decriminalization - voted for but did not sponsor legislation.

Paul Newton has represented District 36 in the NC Senate since 2017. He is running to represent the redrawn Senate District 34 in the 2023-2024 General Assembly https://ballotpedia.org/Paul_Newton_(North_Carolina)

Voting History:

SB 3 NC Compassionate Care Act: EXCUSED ABSENCE - 2023

SB 711 NC Compassionate Care Act: YES - 2022

SB 168 Expand Allowed Medical Uses/Cannabis Extract: YES - 2019 

SB 124 LEO Managed CBD Oil Drop Box: YES - 2018 




Contact Paul Newton

Email: Paul.Newton@ncleg.gov

Web: https://www.ncleg.gov/Members/Biography/s/402

Phone: 919-733-7223


300 North Salisbury Street, Room 300-B

Raleigh, NC 27603

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