“Cannabis legalization is stalled in this State because the legislators needed to back it, those representing the rural farming communities, where most of the marijuana & hemp would be grown, face significant social pressure from their increasingly older, socially stagnant, conservative voter base. So none of these legislators feels like they are politically secure enough to side with the younger generation of farmers who are very much interested in diversifying our State crop base from its decades old pattern (corn/soy/hogs/tobacco etc). When elected I will be the first State Senator representing a rural, agricultural, district will the political fearlessness (if I'm unelected then I'm unelected- that's life) to do the right thing and make immediate efforts to end the war on drugs in the State of North Carolina. I do not "Favour" it. I support it fully and will act on it. Cannabis should not be illegal. I support recreational legalization, descheduling hemp, no taxation of cannabis (just because it's marijuana why should it be taxed? The government doesn't tax my eggplant?), and full amnesty for all prior drug related offenses in State Courts. It's time we did right and end this shameful war.” - In response to NORML of Catawba Valley inquiry in 2018.
Candidate in race for State Senate District 2
Did not respond to NC NORML’s 2020 Questionnaire
1701 Rhem Avenue
New Bern, NC 28560