Politician Info
A+ Lee Carter (D - VA) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Holds office State House District 50

Position on Marijuana Legalization

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)

Position on Marijuana Decriminalization

Decriminalization would be a tremendous improvement over current law, but what's really needed is full legalization and regulation.

Position on Medical Marijuana

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.

Co-sponsored Legislation

HB 2312 Marijuana; legalization of simple possession, etc.

HB5058 Prohibits Search and Seizure Based Solely on the Odor of Marijuana 

Comments

"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

Votes
SB2 Decriminalization
YES
HB972 Decriminalization
YES
SB1015 Medical Cannabis Legalization
YES
HB2113 Expungement of Certain Records
YES
SB1339 Expungement of Certain Records
YES
HB2312 Legalization
YES
SB1406 Legalization
YES
HB1862 Employment Protections for Medical Cannabis Users
YES
HB1988 Medical Cannabis Telehealth and Processing Expansion
YES
HB2218 Medical Cannabis Flower Sales
YES
SB1333 Medical Cannabis Flower Sales
YES
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