Politician Info
A Abe Jones (D - NC) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE

Holds office State House District 38

Candidate in race for State House District 38 (D) on Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Position on Medical Marijuana

2022 Raleigh News & Observer Voter Guide

SHOULD MEDICAL MARIJUANA BE LEGALIZED IN NORTH CAROLINA?

Yes.

In response to the question, "Justice Department Officials had instructed federal prosecutors across the country not to focus federal resources on individuals who were complying with state laws regarding the use of medical marijuana. As a judge, do you find this philosophy confusing?", Jones said: "Use of medical marijuana for medical purposes is distinguishable from use of marijuana for recreational purposes. One is based on need, and the other is based on volitional desire. I find this distinction sufficiently clear to eliminate any confusion on the part of the individual."

Co-sponsored Legislation

2021:

H576 Marijuana Justice and Reinvestment Act

 

Comments

A Publicly supports ending prohibition of marijuana for adults - cosponsor of legislation.

Voting History:

There have been no votes on cannabis related bills in his term in office.

 

 

Contact Abe Jones

Email: Catherine.Leake@ncleg.gov

Web: https://www.ncleg.gov/Members/Biography/H/780

Phone: 919-733-5758

Address

16 West Jones Street, Room 1219

Raleigh, NC 27603

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