Senator Bob Menendez publically supports equal banking rights for cannabis businesses. Senator Menendez has not made many statements regarding his position on legalizing marijuana.
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"Legal marijuana businesses need to be able to open a bank account, pay employees, take out credit cards, & write checks. The SAFE Banking Act is a game changer. It gives cannabis businesses access to basic banking services, making the industry safer and the future brighter." (August 12, 2019).
In a letter signed by a bipartisan group of Senators, Menendez called upon Appropriations Committee Chair and Vice Chair to request that they include a provision in the FY18 budget to prevent the DOJ from interfering in states that have legalized marijuana.
When asked if Marijuana should be legalized or decriminalized, Menendez urged administration to respect state laws & submitted bill to study states that have legalized. Supports giving pot businesses access to banking services. https://www.ontheissues.org/Domestic/Robert_Menendez_Drugs.htm
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