Politician Info
B- Mikie Sherrill (D - NJ) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Holds office U.S. House District 11

Candidate in race for U.S. House District 11 (D)

Position on Medical Marijuana

“As someone running for federal office who also worked as a U.S. attorney, I would like to see [marijuana] taken off the Schedule 1 controlled substances list,” Sherrill explained. “Because quite frankly, that means there’s no known medical use and it can’t be studied. And we all know that that’s simply not the case. So that’s the first thing that I would like to see happen.” (2018)

"I want to do that carefully. I have four kids. We know that when marijuana is decriminalized or legalized that crime goes down, that … you start to move in a good way against the over-incarceration of young men, but you do also see a rise in use among children and that's a big concern to me. … People have asked me about the New Jersey legislation. And even though I don't work in Trenton I have said there's reasons to move forward on this. I just would caution that if we're going to do that, we should be thoughtful about how we do that so that we can protect people." https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/new-jersey/2018/12/06/mikie-sherrill-balancing-voters-kids-gun-control-marijuana-trump/2197355002/ 

 

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

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

Email: https://sherrill.house.gov/contact/email-me

Web: https://sherrill.house.gov/

Phone: 202-225-5034

Address

1208 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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