Politician Info

Holds office State House District 100

Position on Medical Marijuana



Sponsored Legislation

Sponsored HB401 Enact Medical Cannabis Act

Sponsored HB766 Revise Marijuana Laws,

Co-sponsored Legislation

Cosponsored HB 185 Legalize Medical Marijuana Link

Cosponsored HB 994 Revise Marijuana Laws Link

Cosponsored HB 1143 Modify Tax On Marijuana Products Link



An 'A' letter grade indicates that this candidate has publicly declared their support for ending prohibition of marijuana for adults and/or has cosponsored legislation to do so.

Voted Aye on SB124-LEO Managed CBD Oil Drop Box 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. 2018

Member of  NC Cannabis Caucus

Responses to NC NORML’s 2020 General Election Questionnaire:

Please indicate which statements agree with your views regarding justice, medical cannabis, opportunities for farmers, and individual liberties. (Agreement noted in BOLD)

The Detection and Standardization Field Sobriety Test is acceptable as evidence for driving under the influence of cannabis charges for NC law, enforcement agencies, not blood or urine.

NC law enforcement departments should establish pre-charge diversion programs for drug charges.

NC farmers should be able to grow cannabis with higher THC levels for medical use. This would benefit both patients and farmers.

As with other medicines, healthcare providers practicing within their scope of practice should have the professional freedom to recommend cannabis to patients at the dose, THC level, and for the conditions they deem effective.

Patients should have the freedom to seek cannabis therapies for their conditions at the dose and THC levels that could be effective as patients in other states have the freedom.

Since cannabis has lower addiction rates than alcohol and cigarettes and does not lead to illegal drug use, but instead reduces opioid and cocaine use, cannabis for adult use should be legal.

NC’s state budget would benefit from legalizing cannabis.

I would consider cosponsoring a bill that reduces penalties for possession from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction.

I would consider cosponsoring a medical marijuana bill.

I would consider cosponsoring a bill to tax and regulate cannabis for adult use. Maybe - it should be legal, but not sure about taxation. Too high taxes would leave room for illegal markets to continue to thrive.

What questions would you like us to answer about cannabis legalization, medical uses, the impact on state and local revenues or crime?

Did not respond to NC NORML's 2020 Primary Questionnaire


Contact John Autry

Email: Autryla@ncleg.net

Web: http://www.johnautry.com/

Phone: 919-715-0706


North Carolina House of Representatives 16 West Jones Street, Room 1019

Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

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