Senator Jon Tester supports well-researched cannabis regulation that promotes safe access to marijuana and policies that make banking resources available to legal cannabis businesses.
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"As a third-generation Montana farmer, I know how important it is for small businesses in rural America to have access to banking services. I’ve supported this effort since 2019, and I’m proud to support the bipartisan SAFER Banking Act because it’s a commonsense fix that will allow legally-operated Montana small businesses to access the financial services they need to thrive, while also making our communities safer by cutting down on cash-motivated crimes." (September 27, 2023).
"Our nation’s veterans deserve options when it comes to treating the wounds of war, which is why VA needs to have a better understanding of how medicinal cannabis plays a role in their healing." (February 9, 2023).
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the top Democrat on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, said he plans to introduce companion legislation in the upper chamber.
"Veterans must have a say in how they manage their pain and the VA needs to listen to those veterans who are finding relief in medicinal cannabis," Tester said.
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