Politician Info
A Zach Berly (I - NC) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
Position on Marijuana Legalization

From Berly's campaign website: "Drug Reform - As one of the most pressing issues of our time, the War on Drugs has proven the government's inability to manage its citizens lives. As a repressive, racist, expensive, endless, immoral, futile campaign, it has negatively affected more Americans that almost any other policy in recent memory. History has proven that prohibition does not work and this case is no different. The weaponization of our police forces results in countless arrests, and in some cases deaths, of nonviolent drug offenders, and directly infringes upon the freedoms of Americans from a police state. Worst of all, the drug war does not impact all Americans equally; people of color are six times more likely to be affected by it than whites. Almost 80% of people in federal prison, and nearly 60% in state prisons, for drug offenses are black or Latino (DrugPolicy.org). North Carolina can take steps towards ending this travesty by decriminalizing recreational drugs, legalizing marijuana, and engaging in harm reduction."

Position on Medical Marijuana

Response to 2020 NC Family Policy Council's question “Should North Carolina legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes?” YES

With the note "For all purposes. Release non-violent drug offenders. Decriminalize drugs." 

Comments

An 'A' letter grade indicates that this candidate has publicly declared their support for ending prohibition of marijuana for adults and/or has cosponsored legislation to do so.

Did not submit an email address to NCSBE and did not receive NC NORML's 2020 Questionnaire

 

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