Holds office U.S. Senate
S. 3077 Marijuana Effective Drug Studies (MEDS) Act of 2016 (2015-16)
S.1152 - SAFE Banking Act (2017-18)
S. 683: CARERS Act of 2015 (2015-16)
S. 1726: Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2015 (2015-16)
S.1803 - MEDS Act (2017-2018)
S. 134: Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 (2015-16)
"We have an opioids epidemic. But there is no such thing as a marijuana epidemic."
"I hope every third-party voting progressive remembers this. There's a real difference between R's and D's."
He said that Sessions would reverse eight years of progress toward "a more humane, less expensive, more just system" by ramping up punishment for marijuana users.
"States are the laboratory of democracy, and democracy is occurring when it comes to this issue," Schatz said. "I don't think Hawaii is ready for it; I don't think we're ready for nationwide legislation."
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