Holds office State House District 69
Candidate in race for State House District 69 on Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Personal possession, adult individuals making personal choices, should and must be legal. We do need regulation to ensure folks are getting good product, aren’t being scammed and that access is limited to adults. Moreover, regulating the market allows better opportunity for, frankly, the state to benefit and for us to have additional revenue to spend on very real needs – improving public schools, providing access to health care, jobs creation, and helping those who are struggling with homelessness or food insecurity, among other needs.
Our goal should be to help people lead constructive productive lives. Carrying a conviction through life (let alone for something we are now legalizing) simply drags people down and makes it harder for them to succeed. That is antithetical to what should be our goal of lifting people up and giving them opportunity.
Where marijuana can reduce pain or suffering, of course patients should have access to it. It needs to be done in a managed manner, but our goal should be to ease suffering and improve lives. It’s cruel to deprive people who would benefit medically.
HB2113 Expungement of Certain Records
HB5058 Prohibits Search and Seizure Based Solely on the Odor of Marijuana
SB5029 Prohibits Search and Seizure Based Solely on the Odor of Marijuana