North Carolina state Rep. Kelly Alexander, Jr. (D-Dist. 107, Mecklenburg) offered an update on the General Assembly’s cannabis-related legislative efforts via his “Weekly Konversations with Kelly” on Facebook.

Alexander’s comments on the Cannabis Caucus begin at minute mark 1:14.

He says notice has been sent to all members of the General Assembly “inviting them to affiliate.”

Though not the only topic he offered an update on, it’s an important one for cannabis advocates in North Carolina as Alexander signals that legislators are indeed at work behind the scenes and that the public can expect marijuana reform legislation to be filed soon.

When Carolina Cannabis News met with Alexander in November he stated that he expected cannabis reform bills to be filed in late January.

The NCGA has adjourned until Jan. 30, though Alexander says he intends to hold an official meeting of the caucus before that date.

The N.C. General Assembly’s newly elected members were sworn in this week. Click here to find out who represents you and how to contact them.

Unlike in South Carolina, where legislators were able to pre-file cannabis legislation in December, so far no marijana bills have been filed in North Carolina in 2019.

[Read: South Carolina is ahead of the NCGA on cannabis legislation so far in 2019]

In his weekly social media address, Alexander also reminded Mecklenburg residents that the county’s NCGA policy makers are hosting a listening session on Feb. 8 in Charlotte. Click here for the Facebook event page.

At this time, according to Alexander, consituents will have five minutes to make a presentation to the delegation.

Editor’s note: If there is a large crowd wishing to present, you may have less than five minutes to speak.

Weekly Konversations with Kelly

Posted by Representative Kelly Alexander on Friday, January 11, 2019

Rep. Kelly Alexander, Jr. was the first guest on the Carolina Cannabis News podcast in Sept. 2018 where he discussed the creation of the Cannabis Caucus and how citizens can make a difference when it comes to cannabis legislation in North Carolina.

Listen here, or on your favorite podcast app.

BY Rhiannon Fionn

BY Rhiannon Fionn

Editor & Publisher

Rhiannon Fionn is an award-winning journalist based in Charlotte, N.C.

[Header image: Rep. Kelly Alexander, Jr. takes questions during the Medical Marijuana Town Hall he hosted in Charlotte in Aug. 2018. Photo by Grant Baldwin.]