Politician Info
A- Elissa Slotkin (D - MI) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Holds office U.S. House District 7

Candidate in race for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, August 6, 2024

Comments

"I strongly believe that for this matter, voters should be able to decide...I support the use of medical marijuana...I also support the decriminalization of marijuana." (Campaign Website) 

"I have seen firsthand how medical marijuana can help people who are dealing with long-term chronic conditions. I support the use of medical marijuana, which was approved by Michigan voters in 2008. We must ensure the implementation process continues in a manner that is transparent and accessible for all folks in need.

I also support the decriminalization of marijuana, a step that some of our communities have already pursued. Every dollar used to prosecute marijuana offenses is a law enforcement dollar that isn't being used for more pressing issues. By removing marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, we can reduce the backlog of non-violent, marijuana-related incarcerations -- and streamline our criminal justice system for the better.

Like a lot of folks, I am reviewing the impact of the legalization of recreational marijuana on the local economy, public safety, and healthcare in states like Washington and Colorado, to understand if, on balance, it would be a net positive for our communities here in Michigan. I'm keeping an open mind, and welcome the opportunity to meet with groups on all sides of this issue to better inform my thinking." (1/1/18)

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 Elissa Slotkin

Email: info@elissaslotkin.org

Web: https://elissaslotkin.org/

Phone: 202-225-4872

Address

2245 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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