Senator Steve Daines does not personally agree with legalizing marijuna, he does strongly support banking legislation that allows legal cannabis businesses to have regular access to banks and credit unions.
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"While I disagreed with marijuana being legalized in Montana, the people spoke at the ballot box and I respect that decision. However, I am firmly opposed to legalization or descheduling at the federal level without Congressional input." (September 21, 2023).
"Our bipartisan bill would provide the security and peace of mind that legal Montana cannabis businesses need to freely use banks, credit unions and other financial products without a fear of punishment. This bill will help keep our Montana communities safe, keep crime off the streets, support Montana law enforcement and small businesses and bolster local economies." (April 26, 2023).
Senator Steve Daines told a constituent voter asking about his stance on marijuana legalization that marijuana "...is addictive, is a frequent precursor to the use of more dangerous drugs, and can lead users to harm innocent people." (9/30/21)
"The amendment was a necessary response to an absurd regulatory morass," Montana Sen. Steve Daines, one of the three Republicans to support Thursday's amendment, tells Politico, referring to the multifaceted and complex system of laws that have been enacted over the past four decades to prosecute a war on marijuana."
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