North Carolina Guide
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Your Elected Officials
Governor
B
Roy Cooper (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Lieutenant Governor
F
Mark Robinson (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Attorney General
A
Josh Stein (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

From his response to Ballotpedia Candidate Questionnaire in 2020:

As Attorney General, I have also pursued policies that promote equity for all North Carolinians and improve public safety. For that reason, I support criminal justice reforms, such as bail reform, juvenile justice reform, and effective reentry. I also support more effective responses to domestic violence and sexual assault. Particularly in light of the killing of George Floyd and the ensuing protests, working toward comprehensive criminal justice reforms must be a priority - and one reason I am honored Gov. Cooper appointed me to co-chair the Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice in North Carolina.

U.S. Senate
F
Ted Budd (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Budd was the lead signatory to the following letter to Senator 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. Senate
D
Thom Tillis (R) NO MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 1
B
Don Davis (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Reflector 6/8/2022 - Local lawmakers mixed on medical cannabis bill

Sen. Don Davis, who represents Pitt and Greene counties, said the licensure policy established in the bill led him to vote against it. He was one of two Democrats to vote against the bill in the Senate despite having an “open mind” about legalization itself.

“I’ve maintained a commitment to farmers over the years, and when I look at the bill I believe the bill leaves out your small family farmers in particular,” Davis said. “Eastern North Carolina’s economy (has) struggled ever since tobacco manufacturing has gone south and I think it’s important we continue to look at ways to build our economy.”

Davis added he would like to see a bill include some form of decriminalization or forgiveness for those convicted for possessing small amounts of marijuana.

 

U.S. House District 2
B
Deborah Ross (D) MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 3
D
Greg Murphy (R) MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 4
A
Valerie Foushee (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 5
F
Virginia Foxx (R) NO MEDICAL USE

2021 - Despite her position against cannabis, she has bought cannabis stock. https://www.salon.com/2021/05/29/meet-the-anti-legalization-gop-congresswoman-cashing-in-on-marijuana-stocks/

"Legalization of hemp cultivation is a topic on which I received a great deal of mail when I was in the North Carolina State Senate but I have not read a great deal about it since coming to Congress. One of my concerns is that people would grow hemp to circumvent laws regarding marijuana. Drug addiction is one of the largest challenges we face in this country and I will continue to oppose any effort to make it easier for people to grow and use drugs."  https://tinyurl.com/FoxxHempEqualMarijuana

 

 

U.S. House District 6
U.S. House District 7
F
David Rouzer (R) NO MEDICAL USE

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
F
Dan Bishop (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Bishop was a signatory to a letter to Mike Crapo, the chair of the Senate Banking Committee...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 9
F
Richard Hudson (R) NO MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 10
F
Patrick McHenry (R) NO MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 11
F
Charles Edwards (R) NO MEDICAL USE

“If you spent your time in this past session trying to name spiders or legalize marijuana, then you deserve to be frustrated." 7/14/2017 Link

 

U.S. House District 12
A
Alma Adams (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 13
A
Wiley Nickel (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 14
A
Jeff Jackson (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 1
F
Norman Sanderson (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 2
B-
Jim Perry (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 3
B
Bobby Hanig (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 4
D
State Senate District 5
A
Kandie Smith (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 6
B
Michael Lazzara (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 7
B+
Michael Lee (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 8
B+
Bill Rabon (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 9
B-
Brent Jackson (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 10
State Senate District 11
B-
Lisa Barnes (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 12
F
Jim Burgin (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Winston-Salem Journal 6/2/22

Sen. Jim Burgin, R-Lee, said he voted against SB711 because of his concern that it would allow “Big Marijuana” to flourish in North Carolina following legislative efforts to limit the influence of “Big Tobacco.”

“Marijuana does not treat the ill, but only masks the symptoms,” he said.

State Senate District 13
A-
Lisa Grafstein (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 14
A-
Dan Blue (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 15
A+
Jay Chaudhuri (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 16
B-
Gale Adcock (D) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 17
B-
Sydney Batch (D) MEDICAL USE

Carolina Democracy Interview 7/18/22:

"And with medical marijuana that was a really interesting bill too, because it wasn't just everybody, I think said everything's so partisan, right? So Democrats versus the Republicans. Now if you've looked at that medical marijuana vote, there are a number of Democrats and Republicans who do not support of course medical marijuana and some that do. And so that was interesting because you have to find members and you have to actually communicate, God forbid, with all of the legislators to see where they stand on that. So the Senate, we were very proud to pass both of those out, but unfortunately medical marijuana is also not likely to move anytime soon in the House, given some of the members and leadership over there that are not supportive of it."

State Senate District 18
B-
Mary Bode (D) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 19
B-
Valencia Applewhite (D) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 20
A
Natalie Murdock (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 21
F
Tom McInnis (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 22
A+
Mike Woodard (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 23
A+
Graig Meyer (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 24
B
Danny Britt (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 25
B
Amy Galey (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 26
B-
Philip Berger (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 27
B-
Michael Garrett (D) MEDICAL USE

Facebook Post 6/2/22:

Today, the North Carolina Senate passed the Compassionate Care Act, medical cannabis. While I believe this bill doesn’t go far enough, I was happy to support a proposal to provide relief and comfort to our fellow North Carolinians. It’s now up to the House. Onward.

State Senate District 28
B
Gladys Robinson (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 29
B-
David Craven (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 30
F
Steve Jarvis (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 31
F
Joyce Krawiec (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Independent Tribune 8/26/22

Opponents, who included Sen. Joyce Krawiec, R-Forsyth, expressed concern that SB711 will: serve as a gateway to legalized marijuana in North Carolina by 2024; that the licensing fee for vendors is too low; that a license should not be allowed to be sold; and that the potential profit levels need to be lowered.

State Senate District 32
B+
Paul Lowe (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Charlotte Observer 6/4/22

“This is a medical cannabis bill,” Sen. Paul Lowe (D-Forsyth), one of the bill’s lead sponsors, said on the Senate floor Thursday. “It’s not recreational. It does not do all of the things a recreational bill would do, and that’s for another day. But right now, I believe this bill will help some North Carolinians.”

 

State Senate District 33
F
Carl Ford (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 34
B-
State Senate District 35
B-
Todd Johnson (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 36
F
Eddie Settle (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 37
B-
Vickie Sawyer (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 38
A-
Mujtaba Mohammed (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 39
A
DeAndrea Salvador (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 40
A-
Joyce Waddell (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 41
A
Natasha Marcus (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 42
B
Rachel Hunt (D) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 44
State Senate District 45
B-
Dean Proctor (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 46
F
Warren Daniel (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 47
F
Ralph Hise (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 48
F
Tim Moffitt (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 49
A-
Julie Mayfield (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

The Pulse 6/8/22:

Sen. Julie Mayfield (D-Buncombe) requested to amend the bill for in-state growers and retailers to participate in the medical marijuana trade. “This is a bill that the public clearly wants, but it is not quite there yet,” said Mayfield who ultimately voted against it.

WSPA 7 News 6/7/22:

State Sen. Julie Mayfield (D-Buncombe County) told WNCN-TV that “no North Carolina company can get one of the licenses.”

MJBizDaily 6/23/22:

Democratic Sen. Julie Mayfield has expressed concerns with the vertical structure, saying that only large corporations would be able to afford to compete and that the state’s hemp businesses would be shut out.

Mayfield filed an amendment that would require the commission to issue dozens of separate grower, processing and retail licenses, but lawmakers tabled that amendment.

State Senate District 50
B-
State House District 2
B-
Ray Jeffers (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 4
F
Jimmy Dixon (R) NO MEDICAL USE

NC Policy Watch 7/24/2019:

Dixon called marijuana a “hellish gateway drug,”

State House District 5
F
William Ward (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 7
F
Matt Winslow (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 9
A-
Brian Farkas (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 10
D
John Bell (R)
State House District 11
A+
Allison Dahle (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 12
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
A
Deborah Butler (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 19
B-
Charlie Miller (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 20
D
Ted Davis (R)
State House District 21
A+
Raymond Smith (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
B-
Ya Liu (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 22
F
William Brisson (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 23
State House District 24
State House District 26
F
Donna White (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 27
B
Michael Wray (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 28
State House District 29
A
Vernetta Alston (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 30
A
Marcia Morey (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 31
A+
Zack Hawkins (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 32
State House District 33
A
Rosa Gill (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 34
A-
Tim Longest (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 35
B-
Terence Everitt (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 36
A
Julie von Haefen (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 37
C
Erin Pare (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 38
A
Abe Jones (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
State House District 39
A
James Roberson (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 40
B-
Joe John (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 41
A-
Maria Cervania (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
State House District 42
B
Marvin Lucas (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 43
C
Diane Wheatley (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 46
F
Brenden Jones (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 47
B-
Jarrod Lowery (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 48
B
Garland Pierce (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 49
A-
Cynthia Ball (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 50
A-
Renée Price (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
State House District 51
F
John Sauls (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 52
D
Ben Moss (R)
State House District 53
F
Howard Penny (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 54
B-
Robert Reives (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 55
F
Mark Brody (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 56
A-
Allen Buansi (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 57
B-
Ashton Clemmons (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 58
D
State House District 59
B-
Jonathan Hardister (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 60
A
Cecil Brockman (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 61
A+
Pricey Harrison (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 62
B+
John Faircloth (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 63
F
Stephen Ross (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 64
State House District 65
B-
Reece Pyrtle (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 66
B-
Sarah Crawford (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 67
F
Wayne Sasser (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 68
D
State House District 69
F
Dean Arp (R) 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
Brian Biggs (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 71
B-
Kanika Brown (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 72
A
Amber Baker (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 74
F
Jeff Zenger (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 75
State House District 76
B-
State House District 77
F
Julia Howard (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 78
F
Neal Jackson (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 79
F
Keith Kidwell (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 80
D
State House District 81
D
State House District 82
F
Kristin Baker (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 84
C
State House District 86
State House District 87
F
Destin Hall (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 88
A
Mary Belk (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 89
B-
Mitchell Setzer (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 90
F
Sarah Stevens (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 91
D
Kyle Hall (R)
State House District 92
B
Terry Brown (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 93
B-
Ray Pickett (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 94
F
Jeffrey Elmore (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 96
D
Jay Adams (R)
State House District 97
B-
Jason Saine (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 98
B-
John Bradford (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 99
A
Nasif Majeed (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 100
A+
John Autry (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 101
A
Carolyn Logan (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 102
A
Becky Carney (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 103
B-
Laura Budd (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 104
B-
Brandon Lofton (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 105
A
Wesley Harris (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
State House District 106
B+
Carla Cunningham (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 107
A
Kelly Alexander (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 108
F
State House District 110
State House District 111
F
Timothy Moore (R) NO MEDICAL USE

WRAL 6/12/22:

Shortly after the medical marijuana bill cleared the Senate, GOP House Speaker Tim Moore said he opposes the legislation and doesn’t plan to consider it as the legislative session winds down this month. He also declined to say whether his chamber would hold a vote in the future.

“I want to see where our folks are on it. I really do,” Moore said. “That one has just kind of been thrown down, and I don't see an appetite to take that up in the shorter session. As far as the long session, I won't say one way or the other."

State House District 112
State House District 113
D
State House District 114
A+
Eric Ager (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

See John Ager for details on positions/votes

State House District 115
A-
Lindsey Prather (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 116
A-
Caleb Rudow (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 117
F
Jennifer Balkcom (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 118
F
Mark Pless (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 119
B-
Mike Clampitt (R) MEDICAL USE

 

 
State House District 120