Politician Info
A 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

Co-sponsored Legislation

H.R.3884 - Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019

H.R.712 - VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2019

H.R.1595 - SAFE Banking Act of 2019

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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