Candidate in race for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, November 8, 2022
"This November, I will be voting yes to legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana in Missouri...
We have to get serious about solving our country’s devastating opioid epidemic, and investing more resources to expand treatment options so people can get clean and recover. This will be one of my highest priorities in the Senate.
Secondly, this ballot measure, if approved, will automatically expunge many non-violent marijuana-related offenses. This will go a long way toward addressing deep racial disparities in our criminal justice system. We know in Missouri that Black people are arrested for marijuana possession at a higher rate than white people, even though they’re using at similar rates.
And finally, it just makes economic sense for our communities. If approved, Missouri would have the ability to regulate the sale of recreational marijuana to adults 21 and up, which estimates show could fund tens of millions of dollars in new revenue for state and local governments. We could improve a lot of lives with resources like that." (8/10/22)
Post Office Box 11826
Saint Louis, MO 63105