Politician Info
D Thom Tillis (R - NC) NO MEDICAL USE

Holds office U.S. Senate

Position on Marijuana Legalization

An article in Business Insider quotes from a letter Tillis sent to Rod Kight:

"For me, it is crucial that we continue to educate ourselves on all the short-term and long-term consequences of marijuana use before we consider unrestricted legalization of the drug," Tillis wrote in his letter to Kight. 

Tillis added that in his view, marijuana use can result in "adverse health consequences," particularly in adolescents.


In a statement to Vice Magazine in 2018 , a spokesperson for Tillis said Statement to VICE: "Senator Tillis is opposed to legalizing recreational marijuana at the federal level, but he supports efforts to remove regulatory roadblocks that place unnecessary limits on legitimate research into medical marijuana and derivatives, which includes the potential health benefits, interactions with other prescription medications, and appropriate dosage."



Position on Medical Marijuana

In response to the 2020 NC Family Policy Council question "Should Congress legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes?" NO 

Marijuana: Do you support efforts to decriminalize and/or legalize marijuana?
Tillis: Supports low-THC extract for childhood epilepsy, opposes other medical marijuana
10/19/14 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/campus-election-engagement-project/kay-hagan-vs-thom-tillis_b_6011378.html

Speaker of the House Thom Tillis has said he fears a slippery slope — medical marijuana leading to routine recreational use. “I have no intention of allowing policies that would go that far,” Tillis told reporters earlier this year. - 2013


Co-sponsored Legislation

S.1276 - Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (2017-18)

S. 1333: Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act of 2015 (2015-16)

S.1803 - MEDS Act (2017-2018)

*S. 3077: Marijuana Effective Drug Studies (MEDS) Act of 2016 (2015-16)

*S. 3269: Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (2015-16)


D Indicates that this candidate has expressed no support for any significant marijuana law reform; slightly supportive of minor reforms (CBD) in public comments, but not a co-sponsor of any significant reform. Supportive of minor reform, but opposed to legalization. 


Contact Thom Tillis

Web: http://www.tillis.senate.gov/

Phone: 202-224-6342


113 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

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