Politician Info
A Tom Malinowski (D - NJ) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Holds office U.S. House District 7

Candidate in race for U.S. House District 7 on Tuesday, November 8, 2022

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

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.” (10/29/18)

"I want law enforcement in my community focusing on violent crime & property crime. Criminalizing marijuana possession does nothing to ease real problems of addiction to dangerous drugs in our country." (1/11/18)

Votes
2022: Medical Marijuana Research Act, HR 5657
YES
2022: Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, HR 3617
YES
2021: SAFE Banking Act of 2021, HR 1996
YES
2020: Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019, HR 3884
YES
2019: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595
Yes
2019: Blumenauer/McClintock/Norton Amendment to Protect Legalization
Yes
Contact Tom Malinowski

Email: lmandelblatt@malinowskifornj.com

Web: https://malinowskifornj.com/

Phone: 202-225-5361

Address

1318 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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