Congressman Ro Khanna has supported marijuana reform since his election to Congress and is a lead co-sponsor of the Marijuana Justice Act to end federal prohibition, expunge records, and reinvest in the communities that have been hardest hit by prohibition.
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"It’s time to legalize Marijuana." (Twitter, October 2022)
"As states across the country legalize marijuana, it’s only right that profits be reinvested in the communities most devastated by the War on Drugs." (Twitter, September 2022)
"California’s marijuana legalization will also restore the voting rights for up to one million people and make it easier for them to apply for licenses, apartments, and jobs. This is smart criminal justice policy that we need nationwide." 1/20/18
"As corporations profit from legal weed, marijuana arrests continue to go up in many communities of color. The #MarijuanaJusticeAct would legalize cannabis, expunge prior convictions, and invest in the communities most ravaged by the failed war on drugs."
"Canada will be legalizing marijuana by the end of the summer and estimates show that it could boost their economy by up to $22.6 billion and create 150,000 jobs. With the tide turning, now is the time for the #MarijuanaJusticeAct in America."
"The marijuana industry is bringing economic growth and stimulation by creating job opportunities and revenue. These economic benefits, along with the positive reforms to our criminal justice system, are why we need to legalize marijuana."
"Trump's return to the War on Drugs is an attempt to target minorities to distract from his unpopular economic agenda.."
The facts say that it's not a gateway drug. That's why I'm a cosponsor of the #MarijuanaJusticeAct in the House from @RepBarbaraLee [from Twitter]
California's marijuana legalization will also restore the voting rights for up to one million people and make it easier for them to apply for licenses, apartments, and jobs. This is smart criminal justice policy that we need nationwide.
"It's estimated that legal cannabis in the U.S. would create $40 billion in revenue and nearly a million jobs," "But it's about more than that $40 billion--it's about equality, and getting rid of the legal past that is stifling individuals' opportunity and their future."
Smart marijuana policy can generate billions of dollars in economic growth. Good to see California's legalization efforts coming along. 12/7/2017
I support the protection of medical marijuana laws and will continue to fight for patient's wellness and comfort. 11/30/2017
"Black Americans are arrested almost four times as often as whites for possession, even though they use marijuana at the same rates. Marijuana legalization would begin to end the racial inequities of our criminal justice system."
Legalizing marijuana is a no brainer! Just look at Colorado. The economic value is astronomical.
2021: The Medical Marijuana Research Act, HR 5657
2021: The MORE Act, HR 3617
2021: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1996
2019: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595
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