Politician Info
F John Torbett (R - NC) NO MEDICAL USE

Holds office State House District 108

Position on Medical Marijuana

In response to NC Family Policy Council’s question, "Should NC legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes?" Torbett answered NO:

http://ncfamilyvoter.com/survey/nchr-John-Torbett.pdf

At a candidate forum in 2018, in response to the question "Should legalizing marijuana — medical or recreational — be explored in North Carolina?" Torbett said he would not support legalizing recreational marijuana, and "didn’t say either way on medical marijuana, other than that he would “rely on the medical professionals for that information.” 

 

Comments

An 'F' letter grade indicates that this candidate has expressed opposition to marijuana law reform (medical use/decriminalization), though they may have voted for legislation for minor reform (CBD/hemp).

Voted Aye on HB1220-Hope 4 Haley and Friends 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. 2014

Voted Aye on HB766-Amend CBD Oil Statute 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. 2015

Voted Aye on SB313-Industrial Hemp 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. 2015

Voted Aye on HB992/SB77-Amend Industrial Hemp Definition 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.” 2016

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

Did not respond to NC NORML's 2020 Primary Questionnaire

 

Contact John Torbett

Email: John.Torbett@ncleg.net

Web: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=House&nUserID=606

Phone: 919-733-5868

Address

North Carolina House of Representatives 300 North Salisbury Street, Room 538

Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

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