Holds office State House District 9
Supports decriminalization and legalization of marijuana and retroactive expungement of previous marijuana charges. “Farkas said he fully supports the decriminalization of marijuana, including a retroactive expungement of previous marijuana charges and is for the legalization of marijuana as well. These specific crimes have disproportionately affected those in our minority communities, let's take this opportunity to do the right thing. Focus drug enforcement and attention where it needs to be.”
Rep. Brian Farkas of District 9 released a statement saying he supports the bill as written by the Senate but understands why the House will hold off on making a decision.
“Speaker Moore has made it clear that he wants to keep this summer’s session short and so there is a tight turnaround on all of the bills being pushed through,” Farkas said. “I support SB 711 in its current form to help our citizens dealing with extreme pain, whether it be from cancer or other illnesses. Identifying pain relief alternatives is incredibly important as we continue to combat the opioid epidemic, and we owe it to our most vulnerable citizens to have a safe and effective resource.”
A- Publicly supports ending prohibition of marijuana for adults – has not cosponsored legislation.
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