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North Carolina General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Race for U.S. Senate
A
Cal Cunningham (D) MEDICAL USE

Cal also supports innovations in restorative justice, curbing the abuse of cash bail, eliminating for-profit prisons, and allowing states to develop their own regulation and taxation of cannabis, while putting resources into public health and substance abuse treatment. https://www.calfornc.com/priorities/

C
Kevin Hayes (I) MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 3
D-
Greg Murphy (R) MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 4
B-
David Price (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 5
A
David Brown (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 7
D-
David Rouzer (R)

Rouzer was a signatory to a letter to Mike Crapo, the chair of the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, thanking him for proposing a series of restrictive changes to a House-passed bill to provide marijuana businesses with greater access to financial services. 

https://www.marijuanamoment.net/twelve-gop-lawmakers-thank-senate-chairman-for-delaying-marijuana-banking-bill/

Race for U.S. House District 9
D-
Dan Bishop (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Bishop was a signatory to a letter to Mike Crapo, the chair of the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, thanking him for proposing a series of restrictive changes to a House-passed bill to provide marijuana businesses with greater access to financial services. 

https://www.marijuanamoment.net/twelve-gop-lawmakers-thank-senate-chairman-for-delaying-marijuana-banking-bill/

Race for U.S. House District 13
D
Ted Budd (R)

Budd was the lead signatory to the following letter to Senator Mike Crapo: 

 We write as Republican Members of Congress who voted against the SAFE Banking Act in the House of Representatives. Thank you for introducing a public health perspective to the question of banking for marijuana enterprises, including recreational stores that are advertising products that are appealing to children. We understand you have received significant pushback from these businesses for raising public health questions related to their business practices, and we urge you to stand strong.

         While we have reservations with the unprecedented approach of allowing banking access for a schedule I drug, in addition to increasing investment in marijuana enterprises even as they remain federally illegal, we view the following items as the most critical problems with legislation that liberalizes federal law surrounding marijuana and would result in increased promotion of marijuana use:

Potency

The Surgeon General recently warned about the danger to mental health of today’s high-THC marijuana products, saying “this is not your mother’s marijuana.” The average potency of marijuana during the Woodstock era was 1-3% THC, while today the average potency of marijuana in dispensaries is closer to 20%. In addition, many concentrated products, including vapes, have potencies exceeding 90% THC. Most of the negative impacts we know about from scientific studies, including IQ loss, increased risk of serious mental illness, and addiction, come from relatively low-potency marijuana (approximately 5-10%). We do not yet know the short and long-term impacts on the brain of these high potency products.

Vaping

         We are still experiencing the effects of a vaping crisis, where over 80% of the illnesses and deaths are tied to THC vapes. Recently, the CDC revealed that 1 in 6 of the cases of lung illness tied to THC were in people who only purchased products from marijuana dispensaries. It is very disturbing that despite that, these marijuana enterprises would continue to advertise and promote use of THC vapes, often through social media platforms that are geared towards youth. It is also disturbing how successful they’ve been, with the number of high school seniors vaping THC nearly doubling last year.

Impaired Driving

         Many of us have had the unfortunate experience of having to console grieving families who have lost loved ones to marijuana impaired driving in our states and districts. States that have legalized marijuana have seen sharp increases in active THC found in the blood of those who have caused crashes and fatalities, but all states have been experiencing increased rates of drug-impaired driving. We still don’t have a means for easily detecting roadside marijuana impairment comparable to the breathalyzer. Until we can address these issues, we need to slow down and promote research into the impairment effects of the drug.

         We thank you again for your examination and consideration of these important public health topics. We remain opposed to liberalizing drug laws (including around banking), and we see these as some of our areas of greatest concern. We must protect our youth by preventing investment into companies that would prey upon them.

Sincerely,

https://www.marijuanamoment.net/twelve-gop-lawmakers-thank-senate-chairman-for-delaying-marijuana-banking-bill/

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Scott Huffman (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 8
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Anthony Mascolo (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
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David Sink (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 19
F
Wesley Meredith (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 29
D
Race for State Senate District 31
A
Terri LeGrand (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
"I support legalizing medical and recreational marijuana with some restrictions. Legalizing the sale and use of marijuana for recreational and medical uses requires careful evaluation of the myriad potential consequences and outcomes. Any legalization of marijuana should include effective restrictions to minimize access for anyone under 21 years old. Treatment for adolescent marijuana abusers should be universally available, not punishment and the revenue stream for treatment should be funded by fees and taxes from marijuana sales. Warning labels should be placed on smokeable products, and the marketing , distribution, and sales should be well regulated.” -NORML of Catawba Valley
F
Joyce Krawiec (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 32
B
Paul Lowe (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 33
F
Carl Ford (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 36
D
Paul Newton (R) DECRIMINALIZE
"Only if not abused/misused, hospice use. Lab produced medicinal formulary."
Race for State Senate District 37
A
Jeffery Scott (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
"Reefer madness is over, and 2/3 of voters know it. Congress is negligent. To declare war on a substance, whether it's cannabis or opioids, is to launch a costly and repeated attack on our legal institutions. The drug wars are the major contributor to mass incarceration, expanded sentences, asset forfeiture, and violent raids. Wars waged under "prohibition" lead to a dead-end street of police-state corruption and gang violence. The daily humiliation of peaceful users is a form of social corrosion that will take decades to fix. African-Americans have suffered disproportionately, and the legal system is obligated to correct this injustice." Link
Race for State Senate District 39
C
Joshua Niday (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State Senate District 40
A
Joyce Waddell (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
C
Bobbie Shields (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State Senate District 44
D-
Ted Alexander (R)
"Only in very limited and restricted circumstances with oversight"
F
David Lattimore (D) NO MEDICAL USE
"There is enough medication on the market to help those whom are in pain. As we know that if this law was supported, crime would go up and it would be abused by others whom use marijuana for recreational use not medical."
Race for State Senate District 45
F
Deanna Ballard (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 47
D-
Ralph Hise (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 50
A
Clifton Ingram (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
F
Kevin Corbin (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 1
C
Ed Goodwin (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 4
F
Jimmy Dixon (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 6
F
Bobby Hanig (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 14
F
George Cleveland (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 15
F
Phil Shepard (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 17
F
Frank Iler (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 18
B
Deborah Butler (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 22
F
William Brisson (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 24
B
Jean Farmer-Butterfield (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 25
A
Nick Taylor (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
C+
James Gailliard (D) DECRIMINALIZE
D
John Check (R)
"Oil is best option"
Race for State House District 31
B+
Zack Hawkins (D)

Has sponsored a medical marijuana bill and a decriminalization bill

Race for State House District 32
C
Terry Garrison (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 35
A
Michael Nelson (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
"All people have the inherent right to medicate or recreate however they choose, so long as they respect the rights of others." -NORML of Catawba Valley
Race for State House District 38
B
Kenneth Bagnal (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
"There are too many people incarcerated for minor marijuana offenses. However, penalties for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana should match those associated with drunk driving." -NORML of Catawba Valley
Race for State House District 42
B
Marvin Lucas (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
"I don't feel that our state is ready for reform at this time; maybe in the future. I do support medical marijuana." -NORML of Catawba Valley
Race for State House District 44
C
William Richardson (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 46
F
Brenden Jones (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 48
B
Garland Pierce (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 50
B
Graig Meyer (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 51
F
John Sauls (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 55
F
Mark Brody (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 56
B
Verla Insko (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 59
C+
Jonathan Hardister (R) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 61
Race for State House District 65
C
Jerry Carter (R) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 67
F
Wayne Sasser (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 69
F
Dean Arp (D) NO MEDICAL USE

Rep. Arp voted against a bill that would have legalized medical marijuana in NC, citing concerns about "his right to a drug-free workplace"

Race for State House District 70
F
Patricia Hurley (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 77
F
Julia Howard (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 78
F
Allen McNeill (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 79
F
Keith Kidwell (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 80
B
Wendy Sellars (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 81
F
Larry Potts (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 83
B-
Gail Young (D) DECRIMINALIZE
F
Larry Pittman (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 87
F
Destin Hall (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 88
B
Mary Belk (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 89
B
Greg Cranford (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
"I support medical marijuana and decriminalization of marijuana. It may be good for tax revenue. Personally, I do not like it and have never used it. However, it may be good for others." -NORML of Catawba Valley
F
Mitchell Setzer (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 90
F
Sarah Stevens (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 91
F
Kyle Hall (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 94
F
Jeffrey Elmore (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 96
B
Jay Adams (R) DECRIMINALIZE
B
Kim Bost (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 97
F
Jason Saine (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 98
C
John Bradford (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 100
A
John Autry (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 102
B
Becky Carney (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 103
D-
Race for State House District 106
B
Carla Cunningham (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 107
A
Richard Rivette (R) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
B+
Kelly Alexander (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Co-sponsored House Bill 185: Legalize Medical Marijuana in the NC State House of Representatives.
Race for State House District 108
F
John Torbett (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 109
F
Dana Bumgardner (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 110
Race for State House District 115
B+
John Ager (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
F
Mark Crawford (R) NO MEDICAL USE
"Each state, having opened this door, has never failed to mess this up further and allow those not needing it access."
Race for State House District 116
B
Brian Turner (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 119
B
Mike Clampitt (R) DECRIMINALIZE
B
Joe Queen (D) MEDICAL USE
Your Elected Officials
U.S. Senate
U.S. Senate
D
U.S. House District 1
U.S. House District 2
U.S. House District 3
D-
Greg Murphy (R) MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 4
B-
David Price (D) MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 5
U.S. House District 6
D-
U.S. House District 7
D-
David Rouzer (R)

Rouzer was a signatory to a letter to Mike Crapo, the chair of the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, thanking him for proposing a series of restrictive changes to a House-passed bill to provide marijuana businesses with greater access to financial services. 

https://www.marijuanamoment.net/twelve-gop-lawmakers-thank-senate-chairman-for-delaying-marijuana-banking-bill/

U.S. House District 8
U.S. House District 9
D-
Dan Bishop (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Bishop was a signatory to a letter to Mike Crapo, the chair of the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, thanking him for proposing a series of restrictive changes to a House-passed bill to provide marijuana businesses with greater access to financial services. 

https://www.marijuanamoment.net/twelve-gop-lawmakers-thank-senate-chairman-for-delaying-marijuana-banking-bill/

U.S. House District 10
U.S. House District 12
U.S. House District 13
D
Ted Budd (R)

Budd was the lead signatory to the following letter to Senator Mike Crapo: 

 We write as Republican Members of Congress who voted against the SAFE Banking Act in the House of Representatives. Thank you for introducing a public health perspective to the question of banking for marijuana enterprises, including recreational stores that are advertising products that are appealing to children. We understand you have received significant pushback from these businesses for raising public health questions related to their business practices, and we urge you to stand strong.

         While we have reservations with the unprecedented approach of allowing banking access for a schedule I drug, in addition to increasing investment in marijuana enterprises even as they remain federally illegal, we view the following items as the most critical problems with legislation that liberalizes federal law surrounding marijuana and would result in increased promotion of marijuana use:

Potency

The Surgeon General recently warned about the danger to mental health of today’s high-THC marijuana products, saying “this is not your mother’s marijuana.” The average potency of marijuana during the Woodstock era was 1-3% THC, while today the average potency of marijuana in dispensaries is closer to 20%. In addition, many concentrated products, including vapes, have potencies exceeding 90% THC. Most of the negative impacts we know about from scientific studies, including IQ loss, increased risk of serious mental illness, and addiction, come from relatively low-potency marijuana (approximately 5-10%). We do not yet know the short and long-term impacts on the brain of these high potency products.

Vaping

         We are still experiencing the effects of a vaping crisis, where over 80% of the illnesses and deaths are tied to THC vapes. Recently, the CDC revealed that 1 in 6 of the cases of lung illness tied to THC were in people who only purchased products from marijuana dispensaries. It is very disturbing that despite that, these marijuana enterprises would continue to advertise and promote use of THC vapes, often through social media platforms that are geared towards youth. It is also disturbing how successful they’ve been, with the number of high school seniors vaping THC nearly doubling last year.

Impaired Driving

         Many of us have had the unfortunate experience of having to console grieving families who have lost loved ones to marijuana impaired driving in our states and districts. States that have legalized marijuana have seen sharp increases in active THC found in the blood of those who have caused crashes and fatalities, but all states have been experiencing increased rates of drug-impaired driving. We still don’t have a means for easily detecting roadside marijuana impairment comparable to the breathalyzer. Until we can address these issues, we need to slow down and promote research into the impairment effects of the drug.

         We thank you again for your examination and consideration of these important public health topics. We remain opposed to liberalizing drug laws (including around banking), and we see these as some of our areas of greatest concern. We must protect our youth by preventing investment into companies that would prey upon them.

Sincerely,

https://www.marijuanamoment.net/twelve-gop-lawmakers-thank-senate-chairman-for-delaying-marijuana-banking-bill/

State Senate District 1
State Senate District 3
A
Erica Smith (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 4
State Senate District 11
D
State Senate District 12
State Senate District 15
State Senate District 16
State Senate District 23
State Senate District 30
State Senate District 31
F
Joyce Krawiec (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 32
B
Paul Lowe (D) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 33
F
Carl Ford (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 36
D
Paul Newton (R) DECRIMINALIZE
"Only if not abused/misused, hospice use. Lab produced medicinal formulary."
State Senate District 38
State Senate District 40
A
Joyce Waddell (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 44
D-
Ted Alexander (R)
"Only in very limited and restricted circumstances with oversight"
State Senate District 45
F
Deanna Ballard (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 47
D-
Ralph Hise (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 48
State Senate District 49
B-
Terry Van Duyn (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
"I favor both medical marijuana and decriminalization of recreational use. I would like to see more data before fully supporting recreational use." -NORML of Catawba Valley
State Senate District 50
D-
Jim Davis (R)
Do you believe marijuana should be legal either medicinally or recreationally or both? "The limited evidence concerning medical marijuana is insufficient to make definitive conclusions regarding its safety or efficacy. I would not vote to legalize recreational marijuana. The latest research is revealing deleterious effects of marijuana, especially on brain function of adolescents."
State House District 1
C
Ed Goodwin (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 2
State House District 4
F
Jimmy Dixon (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 5
State House District 6
F
Bobby Hanig (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 11
B
Allison Dahle (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 13
State House District 14
F
George Cleveland (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 15
F
Phil Shepard (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 17
F
Frank Iler (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 18
B
Deborah Butler (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 22
F
William Brisson (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 24
B
Jean Farmer-Butterfield (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 25
C+
James Gailliard (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 31
B+
Zack Hawkins (D)

Has sponsored a medical marijuana bill and a decriminalization bill

State House District 32
C
Terry Garrison (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 38
State House District 42
B
Marvin Lucas (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
"I don't feel that our state is ready for reform at this time; maybe in the future. I do support medical marijuana." -NORML of Catawba Valley
State House District 44
C
William Richardson (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 45
D
State House District 46
F
Brenden Jones (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 48
B
Garland Pierce (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 50
B
Graig Meyer (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 51
F
John Sauls (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 53
F
David Lewis (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 55
F
Mark Brody (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 56
B
Verla Insko (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 59
C+
Jonathan Hardister (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 61
State House District 62
State House District 64
State House District 65
C
Jerry Carter (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 67
F
Wayne Sasser (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 69
F
Dean Arp (D) NO MEDICAL USE

Rep. Arp voted against a bill that would have legalized medical marijuana in NC, citing concerns about "his right to a drug-free workplace"

State House District 70
F
Patricia Hurley (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 74
F
Debra Conrad (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 76
D
State House District 77
F
Julia Howard (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 78
F
Allen McNeill (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 79
F
Keith Kidwell (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 80
D
State House District 81
F
Larry Potts (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 83
F
Larry Pittman (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 86
State House District 87
F
Destin Hall (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 88
B
Mary Belk (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 89
F
Mitchell Setzer (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 90
F
Sarah Stevens (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 91
F
Kyle Hall (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 92
C-
Chaz Beasley (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 94
F
Jeffrey Elmore (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 96
B
Jay Adams (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 97
F
Jason Saine (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 100
A
John Autry (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 102
B
Becky Carney (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 106
B
Carla Cunningham (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 107
B+
Kelly Alexander (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Co-sponsored House Bill 185: Legalize Medical Marijuana in the NC State House of Representatives.
State House District 108
F
John Torbett (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 109
F
Dana Bumgardner (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 110
State House District 112
D
State House District 114
B+
Susan Fisher (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 115
B+
John Ager (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 116
B
Brian Turner (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 118
F
Michele Presnell (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 119
B
Joe Queen (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 120
F
Kevin Corbin (R) NO MEDICAL USE