“I have been supportive of outright legalization but it’s going to be a state issue,” Pocan said. “It’s not necessarily going to happen at the federal level.” (4/30/19)
Mark Pocan is a vocal advocate for legalizing cannabis at a federal level. He has consistently voted in favor of progressive reform legislation, and calls for sensible marijuana laws.
Holds office U.S. House District 2
H.R.3884 - Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019
H.R.2093 - STATES Act (2019-2020)
Reedsburg resident Trish Henderson asked Pocan’s stance on legalizing marijuana, mentioning Gov. Tony Evers efforts to legalize it. Pocan said he’s always supported efforts for legalizing marijuana at the federal level and supporting those in the marijuana growing business.
"I strongly believe states should be allowed to enact their own marijuana laws, and have consistently supported attempts to ensure federal laws do not interfere with them," said Rep. Mark Pocan. "I'm also an ardent supporter of tribal sovereignty, which is why I introduced this bill forbidding the federal government from considering marijuana production, possession, or sale as an adverse factor when disbursing federal funds."
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