Has consistently opposed cannabis reform bills in state legislature and Congress.
Holds office U.S. House District 1
Introduces H.R. 7019 "Protecting Lands Against Narcotics Trafficking" (PLANT) Act to help law enforcement crack down on illegal marijuana grows on public lands.
H.R.2331 - No Welfare for Weed Act of 2015 (2015-2016)
Help Ensure Lives are Protected Act (2016) - bill to allow death penalty for drug dealers linked to overdose deaths due to fentanyl.
“Small businesses are closing every day. Americans are facing lockdowns and loss of jobs, yet Speaker Pelosi has refused to pass legislation to help them. Instead, she forced a vote on this bill that legalizes and props up the marijuana industry and gives tax dollars to convicted drug dealers. This is not only bad policy, it’s a slap in the face to struggling families across the country. Promoting more ways to get high and increase danger in the workplace is not the remedy for what our country faces in 2020 and forward. Democrats even defeated an amendment to the bill to shield employers' ability to maintain a sober, drug-free workplace. Americans deserve better than a Speaker whose priorities are to bail out felons while ignoring struggling small businesses and families.” 12/4/20
"There's a lot of inconsistency in the arguments here. I don't think the amount of taxation that local governments think they might realize is going to offset the harm and the cost to the community, and to the youth especially," said LaMalfa.
"Illegal marijuana grows have an extremely detrimental impact on our public lands, causing severe damage to our environment and creating an unsafe atmosphere for the public who wish to enjoy the land."
"You're going to have a bunch more people running around like zombies, not paying attention and not able to hold a job," said Congressman Doug Lamalfa. "This isn't about medicine anymore. This is about recreation."
"To me, it needs to get back to a real prescription of a real drug, in pill form, done by a real doctor," said Lamalfa. "Anything beyond that is game playing."
Cosponsred "No Welfare for Weed Act"
"I think the further legalization of marijuana will be something that comes back to bite us in future years, and so any measure that would continue to keep it as a controlled substance I would support."
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
2019: Blumenauer/McClintock/Norton Amendment to Protect Legalization
2016: Veterans Equal Access Amendment
2015: Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment to Protect Medical
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