Politician Info
F Norman Sanderson (R - NC) NO MEDICAL USE

Holds office State Senate District 1

Position on Medical Marijuana

6/24/2024 Charlotte Observer: Medical marijuana passes NC Senate, heads to the House. Will this time be different?

Republican Sen. Norman Sanderson of Pamlico County said medical marijuana legalization is a “slippery slope.” “I’m sad and disappointed because it’s connected to a bill that I think would have done a lot of good,” he said, referring to the provisions regulating hemp and other drugs, drafted in the initial House version of the bill.

In response to 2022 NC Family Policy Council's question “Should North Carolina legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes? NO


Response to 2020 NC Family Policy Council's question “Should North Carolina legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes?” NO


F Public opposition to significant marijuana law reform (adult use, medical, and/or decriminalization) but may have sponsored and/or voted in favor of CBD/Hemp specific bills.

Sanderson has served in the General Assembly since 2013 representing Senate District 2; he is unopposed, and will represent the redrawn District 1 in the 2023-2024 NC Senate. https://ballotpedia.org/Norman_Sanderson

Voting History:

SB 3 NC Compassionate Care Act: NO - 2023

SB 711 NC Compassionate Care Act: NO - 2022

SB 168 Expand Allowed Medical Uses/Cannabis Extract: YES - 2019 

SB 124 LEO Managed CBD Oil Drop Box: YES - 2018 

HB 992/SB 771 Amend Industrial Hemp Definition: YES - 2016 

SB 313 Industrial Hemp: YES - 2015 

HB 766 Amend CBD Oil Statute: YES - 2015


Contact Norman Sanderson

Email: Norman.Sanderson@ncleg.gov

Web: https://www.ncleg.gov/Members/Biography/S/375

Phone: 919-733-5706


300 North Salisbury Street, Room 309

Raleigh, NC 27603

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