Politician Info
C Pat Roberts (R - KS)

Senator Roberts has been on both sides of the issue regarding legalizing marijuana. Pre-2015, he stated that he would support the legalization movement. More recently, he has come out against legalizing marijuana at a federal level. 

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"That's not a federal issue," Roberts said. "That's a state issue. If you want to get a Rocky Mountain high, go west. That should be for the Kansas legislature and the governor to decide, not federally."

"You know, we've had a federal policy in this country since the Nixon administration that doesn't seem to be working, he said. "We've spent over $1 trillion on it. With that said, as the senator has mentioned, we do have states that have started to work with different policies as it relates to legalization. I think it would be prudent for us to take a step back and watch what happens in those states before we determine how we want to change federal policy."


109 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510-1605

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