Gabbard is a strong proponent for marijuana legalization. She is outspoken in her beliefs, and has made extensive arguments backing her stance.
Holds office U.S. House District 2
H.Res.943 - RESPECT Resolution (2017-2018)
H.R.1227 - Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017 (2017-2018)
H.R.1810 - Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2017 (2017-2018)
H.R.1824 - Responsibly Addressing the Marijuana Policy Gap Act of 2017 (2017-2018)
H.R.2215 - SAFE Act of 2017 (2017-2018)
H.R.3530 - Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2017 (2017-2018)
H.R.4815 - Marijuana Justice Act of 2018 (2017-2018)
"We are losing 115 people every day to opioid overdoses. There is an obvious answer: ending federal marijuana prohibition can help fix our broken criminal justice system, and help save the lives of those who are suffering from opioid addiction."
"The opioid epidemic is killing more than 90 Americans every day. We need new solutions. Ending federal marijuana prohibition is the right thing to do for criminal justice reform, to end our overreliance on opioids, & put people before Big Pharma's profits."
"Federal marijuana prohibition has ruined countless lives without making us safer. The so-called 'War on Drugs' has failed."
"There is limited but compelling evidence suggesting marijuana's effectiveness in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy, addiction, chronic pain, and cancer. Members of our veterans community have courageously told their stories of struggles with opioid addiction and depression, and they have consistently advocated for the VA to allow discussion of medical marijuana between doctors and their patients. In Congress, I'm working with a bipartisan group that includes veterans on both sides of the aisle to pass the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act (HR 1227).
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