Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D - CA)
One of five Assembly leaders on legal cannabis legislation. Cal NORML 2017 legislator of the year award. Sponsored parental rights bill and co-sponsored Employment Rights legislation in 2022.
Position on Marijuana Legalization
Supported Prop 64
Sponsored AB 1578 to declare CA a cannabis sanctuary state (passed Assembly only);
Sponsored AB 2513, to abolish mandatory narcotics offense registry for persons convicted of drug crimes, including certain cannabis offenses (held back in Senate).
Along with Asm. Bonta, Woods, Cooley and Lackey co-authored Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, establishing legally licensed medical cannabis industry in California.
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AB 2188 (Quirk - 2022) - employment rights to use cannabis off-the-job
SB 1186 (Wiener - 2022) - require local governments to permit medical cannabis sales or delivery
SB 1326 (Caballero - 2022) - interstate commerce agreements
AB 2595 (Jones-Sawyer - 2022) - child protection allowance for cannabis
AB 1793 (Bonta) - automatically resentence past marijuana convictions
AB 2020 (Quirk) - broaden sites for cannabis events
AB 2215 (Kalra) - allow veterinarians to discuss cannabis for pets
SB 829 (Weiner) - protect compassion programs for indigent patients
SB 1127 (Hill) - allow students to receive cannabis medicines at school
AJR 27 (Low) - ask the DOJ to allow cannabusinesses in California