Beri is running in District 6. He is a medical doctor who worked with AIDS patients and supports medical marijuana. He opposed Prop. 64 to legalize recreational use in California in 2016, but has voted twice in favor of the MORE Act to legalize recreational cannabis at the federal level, as well as co-sponsoring the SAFE Banking Act, and voting to allow VA doctors to recommend medical cannabis for veterans, and preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers.
Holds office U.S. House District 7
Dr. Bera has won three very close races knocking out anti-marijuana candidates, first by defeating Republican incumbent Dan Lungren in the newly redrawn District 7 by 3.4 points. He won re-election in 2014 in a race rated by Ballotpedia as a battleground election, defeating Republican Doug Ose by 0.8 points.
Bera defeated Republican Scott Jones in his bid for re-election in 2016. He won re-election in 2018, handily defeating Republican Andrew Grant by 10 points.
In a 2016 campaign debate, Congressman Bera said he would support the legalizaton of marijuana if CA voters voted for it, but he has serious concerns about addiction
2021: The Medical Marijuana Research Act, HR 5657
2021: The MORE Act, HR 3617
2021: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1996
2019: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595
2019: Blumenauer/McClintock/Norton Amendment to Protect Legalization
2016: Veterans Equal Access Amendment
2015: Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment to Protect Medical
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