Holds office State House District 25
"This would provide significant revenue for the state while providing a new sector of jobs. It can help to reduce the jail and/or prison population for charges stemming from marijuana use and sales. It can potentially help reduce the number of opioid overdoses as well as the number of individuals addicted to opioids as studies for medicinal marijuana and more recently recreational (Colorado) have shown. Legalization has also shown there has been a decrease in teen use of marijuana where there is regulation and stiff penalties for selling to minors and failing to check identification." (Chicago Sun Times interview, 03/06/18)
"I would support the legalization of recreational marijuana as an additional source of revenue for the state." (Chicago Tribune questionnaire, http://elections.chicagotribune.com/candidates/responses/curtis-j-tarver-ii.html)
Curtis Tarver introduced a bill in 2019 that would wipe the slate clean for any cannabis convictions, every January and July. This would mean cannabis convictions would only last, at most, 180 days on a person's record. Unfortunately it never went to a vote.
HB2734 - 'Expunges all convictions under the Cannabis Control Act, every 180 days'
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