Holds office U.S. House District 5
H.R.3617 - Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act
"Legalizing recreational cannabis nationwide would benefit both our economy and criminal justice system. We cannot move towards this goal without expunging the records and seeking amnesty for those incarcerated for cannabis-related offenses."
"We should absolutely expunge the records of those who've committed low-level drug offenses while ensuring that those being released from incarceration are fully supported in their transition back to society. A large majority of the people we have incarcerated for these crimes are low-income people of color, and we shouldn't move towards legalization of recreational marijuana without repairing the damage that has been done."
"Our American criminal justice system, which incarcerates the highest number of people per capita in the world, must be re-imagined. Paired with the legalization of marijuana and the decriminalization of all drugs, we must create a system focus on treatment and rehabilitation, not punishment." (9/10/18)
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