Candidate in race for State Senate District 16 on Tuesday, November 8, 2022
A- Publicly supports ending prohibition of marijuana for adults.
Responses to NC NORML's 2022 Candidate Questionnaire:
Do you support or oppose legalizing the use of physician-authorized medical cannabis?: Support
Comment: I will support any legislation that legalizes and deregulates cannabis. Possession of a plant should always be legal. Cannabis has known medical uses, and consenting adults have a right to control what goes in their body.
Do you support or oppose decriminalizing the simple possession of marijuana?: Support
Comment: It is a plant. People should be free to grow, ingest, smoke and sell it.
Do you support the automatic expungement of non-violent marijuana possession convictions?: Yes
Comment: Possession is a victimless crime, and no one should be punished for it.
Do you support or oppose legalizing and regulating the responsible use of marijuana by adults?: Support
Comment: Marijuana should be regulated the same way tea leaves are. Both are plants with pharmacokinetic properties.