John Carter is a recipient of GeoGroup, one of America’s largest private prison corporations: https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?id=D000022003&cycle=2016
According to OpenSecrets.org, John Carter is the third-largest recipient of private prison contributions in the United States: https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/recips.php?cycle=2018&ind=G7000
These private prisons lobby against marijuana legalization to keep their quotas full of more than 70,000 nonviolent Texans annually for small marijuana possessions.
Holds office U.S. House District 31
Candidate in race for U.S. House District 31 on Tuesday, November 8, 2022
When asked by a constituent whether he supported the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, Rep. Carter declined to give any substantial answer either way.
We urge him to read up on how medical marijuana can help veterans, and to make the right choice in supporting this legislation.
-His reply (2017) for a constituent regarding MMJ and Veterans: "While I have long contended that legalizing marijuana would be harmful to our society, I remain aware of the sensitive and emotional nature of the legalization/decriminalization debate." "While the Veterans Equal Access Act has been introduced in the past, similar legislation has yet to be introduced during the current Congressional session. Please rest assured that I will keep your thoughts in mind as Congress considers policy options in the future."
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