Politician Info
B+ Garland Pierce (D - NC) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Holds office State House District 48

Co-sponsored Legislation

Co-Sponsor of HB 78 "Enact Medical Cannabis Act" in 2015

Co-Sponsor of HB 317 "Medical Marijuana for Terminally Ill Patients" in 2015

Comments

A 'B' letter grade indicates that this candidate supports the legalization of medical cannabis and/or decriminalization and/or has cosponsored legislation to do so, but not to end prohibition of marijuana for adults.

Voted Aye on SB124-LEO Managed CBD Oil Drop Box (2018) which proposed that any individual who possesses or uses hemp extract, as defined under this section, shall dispose of all residual oil from the extract at a secure collection box managed by a law enforcement agency, and that any neurologist who approves of dispensing hemp extract to a registered caregiver, shall inform the registered caregiver that disposal must be done at a secure collection box.

Voted Aye on HB766-Amend CBD Oil Statute (2015) which proposed that board certified neurologists may recommend hemp extract containing less than 0.9% THC by weight and at least 5% cannabidiol by weight to patients with intractable epilepsy without enrolling in pilot studies, and that DHHS set up a database of patients, caregivers and neurologists rather than a registry.

Voted Aye on SB313-Industrial Hemp (2015) which proposed the development of an industrial hemp industry in the State in order to expand employment, promote economic activity, and provide opportunities to small farmers for an environmentally sustainable and profitable use of crop lands that might otherwise be lost to agricultural production; to establish an agricultural pilot program for the cultivation of industrial hemp in the State, to provide for reporting on the program by growers and processors for agricultural or other research, and to pursue any federal permits or waivers necessary to allow industrial hemp to be grown in the State.

Voted Aye on HB992-Amend Industrial Hemp Definition (2015) which proposed modifications in language of SL2015-299, increased number of Commissioners from 5 to 9, proposed that the Commission will issue licenses for “research” to include “the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp.”

Co-Sponsor and Voted Aye on HB1220-Hope 4 Haley and Friends (2014) which proposed a pilot study program and registry to investigate the safety and efficacy of hemp extract in the treatment of intractable epilepsy. Neurologists at UNC-Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, Wake Forest University and Duke University were encouraged to conduct studies and provide hemp extract of less than 0.3% THC by weight and at least 10% cannabidiol by weight to patients with intractable epilepsy who enrolled in those studies.

Did not respond to NC NORML's 2020 Primary Questionnaire

Contact Garland Pierce

Email: Garland.Pierce@ncleg.net

Web: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=House&nUserID=497

Phone: 919-733-5803

Address

North Carolina House of Representatives 16 West Jones Street, Room 1204

Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

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