Candidate in race for U.S. House District 4
"I have publicly supported marijuana legalization for decades. In college, U of Wyo, I started a student club CAMP Coalition Against Marijuana Prohibition. That was 1991."-
"I believe marijuana should be legal for recreational use by adults. I think it should be regulated as we do with alcohol for commercial sale and allow home growing for personal use without a license or permit."-
"I believe we must not only decriminalize cannabis but also call for the immediate release of people in prison for cannabis possession and expunge the records of those convicted for simple possession. "-
"Cannabis prohibition financially burdens taxpayers, encroaches upon civil liberties, engenders disrespect for the law, impedes legitimate scientific research into the plant's medicinal properties, and disproportionately impacts communities of color. Thousands of veterans use it effectively to treat PTSD. It also alleviates the symptoms of many other afflictions including epilepsy, cancer, chronic pain and depression. States that have legalized cannabis have seen a large reduction in crime, opioid use, teen cannabis use and unemployment. States have also gained billions of dollars in revenue which have been invested in education, infrastructure, health care and social programs. Products from hemp include paper, clothing, plastic, fuel, and building materials. Millions of people have been locked away for years just for having a plant that most Americans think should be legal. We must end federal cannabis prohibition, remove it from the Controlled Substances Act and let people decide what is best for themselves."
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