Politician Info
A+ Lloyd Doggett (D - TX) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Holds office U.S. House District 35

Comments

"Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by the criminalization of marijuana with higher sentences than their white peers. #MOREAct—which we just passed in the House—takes important steps to address this injustice by removing threat of federal marijuana charges. This comprehensive reform bill decriminalizes marijuana at a federal level, allowing states to choose how to regulate marijuana and reevaluating the previous punishment for marijuana charges." (04/02/22)

"On vote of 228 – 164, the House passed the #MOREAct, which I voted for & sponsored. It would end threat of federal intervention w/state marijuana policies & permits states to decide how to regulate it. Effort led by @repblumenauer #EndCannabisProhibition" (12/04/20)

Regarding medical marijuana, said he supports reviewing current restrictions. Doggett cited a story about a close friend whose daughter suffers from epileptic seizures; he saw firsthand the positive benefits of medical marijuana, which is one reason he believes that "there ought to be other alternatives available." 8/13/17 https://hurd.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/town-hall-addresses-health-care-and-more

He tried preventing an immigrant/DACA student, from deportation because of marijuana possesion, less than 2 ounces: According to Doggett, he says "I have tonight made a formal request to ICE in Washington for Josue's immidiate release." "Josue is a student in good standing who is charged with misdemeaner marijuana possession. He poses no threat to our national security or public safety."
https://doggett.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/standing-support-our-dreamers

Votes
2022: Medical Marijuana Research Act, HR 5657
Yes
2022: MORE Act, HR 3617
Yes
2021: SAFE Banking Act, HR 1996
Yes
2020: MORE Act, HR 3884
Yes
2019: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595
Yes
2019: Blumenauer/McClintock/Norton Amendment to Protect Legalization
Yes
2016: Veterans Equal Access Amendment
Yes
2015: Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment to Protect Medical
Yes
2015: McClintock/Polis Amendment to Protect Legalization
Yes
Contact Lloyd Doggett

Email: Lloyd.Doggett@mail.house.gov

Web: http://doggett.house.gov/

Phone: 202-225-4865

Address

2307 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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