Politician Info
B- Tom Malinowski (D - NJ)

Holds office U.S. House District 7

Candidate in race for U.S. House District 7

Position on Marijuana Decriminalization

Supports Senator Booker's bill, the Marijuana Justice Act. Link

On marijuana -- I support decriminalization. I want law enforcement in my community focused on violent and property crime, not going after people for recreational use of marijuana. And I believe our drug policies should focus on the epidemic of addiction in our society, including the opiate crisis. One argument for liberalizing our marijuana laws is that in states where that has happened, doctors are prescribing fewer opiates. Link

Co-sponsored Legislation
H.R.1595 - SAFE Banking Act of 2019

Comments
“There’s no good rationale for locking up a lot of young people up for marijuana,” says Malinowski, a human rights activist. “And if that’s going to be our judgement going forward then we also need justice looking backward.”

Votes
2019: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595
Yes
2019: Blumenauer/McClintock/Norton Amendment to Protect Legalization
Yes
Contact Tom Malinowski

Email: https://malinowski.house.gov/contact

Web: https://malinowski.house.gov/

Phone: 202-225-5361

Address

426 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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