Politician Info
F David Lattimore (D - NC) NO MEDICAL USE

Candidate in race for State Senate District 44

Position on Medical Marijuana

In response to NC Family Policy Council question, "Should NC legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes?" Lattimore responded NO:

http://ncfamilyvoter.com/survey/ncga-David-Lattimore.pdf

 

Comments

An 'F' letter grade indicates that this member/candidate expresses significant and vocal opposition to marijuana law reform or has voted against minor reform

Responses to NC NORML's 2020 Questionnaire:

Do you support prohibiting access to marijuana (cannabis) by persons younger than 21 years, unless for evidence-based medical applications prescribed by a healthcare provider and with parental consent? YES

Research reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that states with legalized cannabis saw a reduction in opioid use and opioid overdose deaths. Would you consider legalizing medical cannabis as a strategy to reduce opioid use? MAYBE

According to the Cato Institute, North Carolina spent ~ $263.3 million in state and local dollars to enforce cannabis laws in 2016. Meanwhile, the American Journal of Drug Alcohol Abuse found that arrestees who tested positive for THC had low incidents of aggressive crime. Aggressive crimes were associated with self-reported use of alcohol. Would you consider decriminalizing possession of cannabis since its use results in less aggression than legal alcohol? MAYBE

A Mayo Clinic study has shown that cannabis has lower addiction rates than alcohol (Nicotine 32%; Heroin 23%; Cocaine 17%; Alcohol 15%; Cannabis 9%). Do you agree that adults should have the right to use cannabis? NO

Contradicting the myth that cannabis is a gateway drug, the RAND Corporation reported in 2012 that the use of cocaine dropped 50% as cannabis use increased 40%. Cannabis is associated with lower use of hard drugs and is not a gateway drug. Would you consider legalizing adult use of cannabis? NO

Thank you for completing this questionnaire. If you would like to say more about your stance on changing NC law with respect to cannabis, you may do so here:
I think to say yes or maybe more research has to be done on cannabis.
Address

1502 Williamson Road

Shelby, NC 28150

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