Meet North Carolina’s Cannabis Caucus

Representative Kelly M. Alexander, Jr. (D), District 107 – Mecklenburg

(919) 733-5778 | [email protected] | 300 N. Salisbury Street, Rm. 404, Raleigh, NC 27603-5925                         

Legislative Assistant – Ms. Ann Raeford: [email protected]

Legislative History: Representative Alexander has represented this district for 6.5 terms (he was appointed to fill the seat on 5/30/2008, replacing Pete Cunningham). During previous legislative sessions (2008-2018), Alexander sponsored or co-sponsored 8 medical marijuana bills, 3 decriminalization bills, one legislative study bill, and 2 hemp extract bills. In 2018 he announced plans to form North Carolina’s Cannabis Caucus

2019-2020 Committee Assignments and Sponsored Bills: Standing Committee Assignment(s): Agriculture; Alcoholic Beverage Control; Education – Universities; Energy and Public Utilities; Environment; Finance | Sponsored Bills: Sponsor: H401 – Enact Medical Cannabis Act; Co-Sponsor: H409 – Legalize FDA-Approved Drugs & H766 – Revise Marijuana Laws

Representative John Autry (D), District 100 – Mecklenburg 

(919) 715-0706 | [email protected] | 16 W. Jones Street, Room 1019, Raleigh, NC 27601-1096 

Legislative Assistant – Ms. Tina Riley-Humphrey: [email protected]

Legislative History: This is Representative Autry’s second term. During his first term (2017-2018), Autry cosponsored 1 medical marijuana bill and 1 decriminalization bill.

2019-2020 Committee Assignments and Sponsored Bills: Standing Committee Assignments: Appropriations; Appropriations, Information Technology; Homeland Security, Military, and Veteran’s Affairs; State and Local Government | Sponsored Bills: Sponsor: H401 – Enact Medical Cannabis Act & H766 – Revise Marijuana Laws; Co-Sponsor: H409 – Legalize FDA-Approved Drugs

Representative Mary Belk (D), District 88 – Mecklenburg 

(919) 733-5607 | [email protected] | 16 W. Jones Street, Room 1313, Raleigh, NC 27601-1096 

Legislative Assistant – Mr. Ralph Belk: [email protected]

Legislative History: This is Representative Belk’s second term. During her first term (2017-2018), she co-sponsored 1 medical marijuana bill.

2019-2020 Committee Assignments and Sponsored Bills: Standing Committee Assignments: Appropriations; Appropriations, Health and Human Services; Judiciary; Regulatory Reform; Transportation | Sponsored Bills: Co-Sponsor: H401 – Enact Medical Cannabis Act

Representative Deb Butler (D), District 18 – Brunswick, New Hanover 

(919) 733-5754 | [email protected] | 300 N. Salisbury Street, Rm. 502, Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Legislative Assistant – Mr. Tayler Williams: [email protected]

Legislative History: This is Representative Butler’s first full term; she was appointed to fill Susi Hamilton’s seat on 2/6/2017 and was elected on 11/6/2018.

2019-2020 Committee Assignments and Sponsored Bills: House Democratic Whip; Standing Committee Assignments: Banking; Commerce; Finance; Redistricting; Transportation

Representative Jerry Carter (R), District 65 – Rockingham

(919) 733-5779 | [email protected] 300 N. Salisbury Street, Rm. 418B, Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Legislative Assistant – Ms. Theresa Lopez: [email protected]

Legislative History: This is Representative Carter’s first term.

2019-2020 Committee Assignments and Sponsored Bills: Standing Committee Assignments: Finance; Homeland Security, Military and Veteran’s Affairs; Homelessness, Foster Care and Dependency; Regulatory Reform; State and Local Government

Representative Allison A. Dahle (D), District 11 – Wake

(919) 733-5755 | [email protected] 16 W. Jones Street, Rm. 1015, Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

Legislative Assistant – Ms. Anne Evangelista: [email protected]

Legislative History: This is Representative Dahle’s first term.

2019-2020 Committee Assignments and Sponsored Bills: Standing Committee Assignments: Alcoholic Beverage Control; Appropriations; Elections and Ethics Law; Homelessness, Foster Care and Dependency | Sponsored Bills: Co-Sponsor: H401 – Enact Medical Cannabis Act

Senator Milton F. “Toby” Fitch, Jr. (D), District 4 – Edgecomb, Halifax, Wilson

(919) 733-5878 | [email protected] 16 W. Jones Street, Rm. 1127, Raleigh, NC 27601

Legislative Assistant – Ms. Jacqueta Rascoe: [email protected]

Legislative History: This is Senator Fitch’s first term in the Senate after serving eight terms in the House.

2019-2020 Committee Assignments and Sponsored Bills: Standing Committee Assignments: Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources; Appropriations on Justice and Public Safety; Finance; Judiciary; Transportation | Sponsored Bills: Sponsor: S58 Revise Marijuana Laws

Representative Pricey Harrison (D), District 61 – Guilford

(919) 733-5771 | [email protected] 16 W. Jones Street, Rm. 1218, Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

Legislative Assistant – Ms. Mary Lee: [email protected]

Legislative History: This is Representative Price’s eighth term. During previous legislative sessions (2008-2018), Harrison sponsored or co-sponsored 8 medical marijuana bills, 2 decriminalization bills, one legislative study bill, and 2 hemp extract bills. 

2019-2020 Committee Assignments and Sponsored Bills: Standing Committee Assignments:  Appropriations; Appropriations, Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources; Elections and Ethics Law; Energy and Public Utilities; Environment; Judiciary; Redistricting | Sponsored Bills: Sponsor: H401 – Enact Medical Cannabis Act; Co-Sponsor: H409 – Legalize FDA-Approved Drugs & H766 – Revise Marijuana Laws

Representative Derwin L. Montgomery (D), District 72 – Forsyth

(919) 733-5829 | [email protected] 16 W. Jones Street, Rm. 1006, Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

Legislative Assistant – Ms. Carol Brooks: [email protected]

Legislative History: This is Representative Montgomery’s first full term; he was appointed to fill Ed Hanes’ seat on 8/15/2018 and was elected on 11/6/2018.

2019-2020 Committee Assignments and Sponsored Bills: House Democratic Freshman Co-Chair | Standing Committee Assignments: Committee Assignments: Appropriations; Appropriations, Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources; Banking; Energy and Public Utilities; Insurance | Sponsored Bills: Co-Sponsor: H401 – Enact Medical Cannabis Act, H409 – Legalize FDA-Approved Drugs & H766 – Revise Marijuana Laws

Representative Kandie D. Smith (D), District 8 – Pitt

(919) 715-3023 | [email protected] 16 W. Jones Street, Rm. 1315, Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

Legislative Assistant – Mr. Edward Sheehy, IV: [email protected]

Legislative History: This is Representative Smith’s first term.

2019-2020 Committee Assignments and Sponsored Bills: Standing Committee Assignments: Committee Assignments: Agriculture; Appropriations; Appropriations, Capital; Education – K-12

Representative Raymond Smith (D), District 21 – Sampson, Wayne

(919) 733-5863 | [email protected] 16 W. Jones Street, Rm. 2223, Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

Legislative Assistant – Ms. Susan J. Thompson: [email protected]

Legislative History: This is Representative Raymond Smith’s first term.

2019-2020 Committee Assignments and Sponsored Bills: Standing Committee Assignments: Committee Assignments: Appropriations; Appropriations, Health and Human Services; Regulatory Reform; Transportation | Sponsored Bills: Co-Sponsor: H401 – Enact Medical Cannabis Act & H766 – Revise Marijuana Laws

Senator Terry Van Duyn (D), District 49 – Buncombe

(919) 715-3001 | [email protected] 16 W. Jones Street, Rm. 1025, Raleigh, NC 27601

Legislative Assistant – Ms. Irma Avent-Hurst: [email protected]

Legislative History: This is Senator Van Duyn’s third term. She sponsored one medical marijuana bill and cosponsored one hemp extract bill during her second term (2017-2018).

2019-2020 Committee Assignments and Sponsored Bills: Standing Committee Assignments: Committee Assignments: Appropriations on Health and Human Services; Appropriations/Base Budget; Finance

Senator Joyce Waddell (D), District 40 – Mecklenburg

(919) 733-5650 | [email protected] 16 W. Jones Street, Rm. 1113, Raleigh, NC 27601

Legislative Assistant – Sheena Matthews: [email protected]

Legislative History: This is Senator Waddell’s third term. During previous sessions (2015-2018), Senator Waddell cosponsored a medical marijuana bill, a decriminalization bill, and an industrial hemp bill. She also cosponsored a bill that requires caregivers to dispose of all residual oil from hemp extract containing 0.9% THC and 5% or more CBD at a secure collection box managed by a law enforcement agency.

2019-2020 Committee Assignments and Sponsored Bills: Standing Committee Assignments: Committee Assignments: Appropriations on Education/Higher Education; Finance; Pensions and Retirement and Aging; Rules and Operations of the Senate; Transportation | Sponsored Bills: Cosponsor: S58 – Revise Marijuana Laws & S315 – North Carolina Farm Act of 2019