Politician Info
B Joey Atkins (D - FL)

Candidate in race for U.S. House District 26 on Tuesday, August 20, 2024

Position on Marijuana Legalization

"We need to end this archaic, counterproductive, and un-American prohibition," Atkins replied, when asked to provide a position statement regarding the federal prohibition of marijuana. Atkins continued, "legalizing and regulating marijuana not only aligns with the growing trend toward sensible drug policy reform but it also presents a unique opportunity to simulate economic growth. By regulating and taxing marijuana we can generate significant revenue that can be reinvested into critical public services, including but not limited to education and healthcare. Additionally, the legal marijuana industry has the potential to create tens of thousands of jobs from cultivation process to retail." (Candidate Survey Response)

When asked to provide a statement regarding automatic expungement of non-violent marijuana possession convictions, Atkins wrote, "Possessing marijuana is in no way shape or form a reflection of one's ambition, patriotism, love or desire to support the community, their intelligence or their behavior." (Candidate Survey Response)

Position on Marijuana Decriminalization

Atkins voiced his support for cannabis decriminlaization, noting, "I smoke pot in public" before quoting American rapper stic.man: "One day the whole world will smoke herb and [ our people ] won't get took to jail for hanging on the curb." (Candidate Survey Reponse)

Position on Medical Marijuana

"Medical marijuana use is one of the safest, most reliable, and cost effective remedies to countless modern day-to-day and more serious debilitating ailments. As a personal note, when my father was going through chemo, marijuana products are what helped him deal with the pain, discomfort, and lack of appetite." (Candidate Survey Response)

Contact Joey Atkins

Email: Hello@JoeyforCongress.com

Web: https://www.joeyforcongress.com/



2800 South Adams Street, Unit 5651

Tallahassee, FL 32314

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