Politician Info
C+ Mark Takano (D - CA)

Congressman Takano is the Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee. In this leadership role, he has yet to call for a vote on any of the multiple bills that have been introduced to address veterans' issues in relationship to cannabis policy. 

Holds office U.S. House District 41

Candidate in race for U.S. House District 41

Comments

"The VA is saying, 'We don't even want to investigate whether medical marijuana is valid," said Rep. Mark Takano (D-Riverside), another member of the House committee. "But veterans continue to suffer in large numbers and we should be exploring all the possible alternatives out there."
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-military-marijuana-stress-20180207-story.html
02/2018

"More than 90% of veterans support research into medical cannabis as an alternative to addictive opioids. The DOJ's announcement will discourage progress on a potentially safer way to manage veterans' post-traumatic stress and chronic pain. https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2017/11/02/poll-more-than-90-percent-of-vets-support-medical-marijuana-research/ ..."
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/lawmakers-react-sessions-anti-marijuana-move/
1/5/2018

Votes
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 Mark Takano

Email: http://takano.house.gov/contact/email-me

Web: http://repmarktakano.tumblr.com/

Phone: 202-225-2305

Address

420 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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