Holds office U.S. Senate
S.190 - SAFE Banking Act of 2021
S.1200 - SAFE Banking Act of 2019
S.777 - Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2017 (2017-2018)
S.1152 - SAFE Banking Act (2017-18)
*S 1726 Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2015 (2015-16)
*S. 2504: Marijuana Advertising in Legal States (MAILS) Act (2015-16)
"Washington state cannabis businesses shouldn’t have to fear for their safety because of outdated banking laws. Let’s pass the #SAFEBankingAct and make sure these businesses don’t have to operate fully in cash." (4/23/22)
"Federal laws on cannabis haven’t caught up with Washington state & it’s hurting small businesses and putting workers in danger. We’ve got to pass the #SAFEBankingAct because it makes absolutely no sense that legal cannabis businesses are being forced to operate entirely in cash." (4/20/22)
"When it comes to the legal, adult use of marijuana, the voters in my home state of Washington, and in many other states, have spoken clearly and I intend to keep fighting to make sure Washington state is able to continue carrying out the will of its voters." (1/4/2018)
"While I have personal concerns about recreational marijuana use, I have long held that the voters of Washington state should have the right to pass initiatives and match our state's policies with their priorities. In a time of constrained budgets, it makes sense to allow states to make hard choices and allocate law enforcement resources as they see fit.
I understand and share some of the concerns expressed about our nation's drug policy, and its effects on civil liberties, privacy, limited budgets, and courts and prisons. These issues certainly should remain a part of the nation's ongoing drug policy debate, and I always consider these views when the Senate addresses drug issues."
https://aclu-wa.org/blog/urge-wa-lawmakers-stand-our-marijuana-laws (Dead link)
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