Holds office State House District 50
I introduced HB2373, which would legalize and regulate the responsible use of cannabis by adults, because I recognize that it's the only way to completely end prohibition and begin to undo the damage that's been done by the "war on drugs" policy of the past.
“We’re about to give out licenses to businesses to set up storefronts to distribute it. So why have people locked behind bars for distributing something that we’re about to open stores to distribute. It doesn’t make any sense,” said Carter. (5/6/21)
Decriminalization would be a tremendous improvement over current law, but what's really needed is full legalization and regulation.
Medical use of cannabis would be a tremendous improvement over current law, but it's fundamentally a half-measure when what is really needed is full legalization.
HB5058 Prohibits Search and Seizure Based Solely on the Odor of Marijuana
"Delegate Carter supports removing marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act and allowing states to set their own policies. Delegate Carter supports substituting criminal penalties with civil penalties for personal possession. Delegate Carter supports legalizing the use of doctor-recommended medical marijuana. Delegate Carter supports legalizing and regulating the responsible use of marijuana by adults." Direct Email submission to NORML