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A+ Jim McGovern (D - MA) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

As the Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Congressman McGovern is a critical ally of the marijuana reform movement. 

Holds office U.S. House District 2

Candidate in race for U.S. House District 2 on Tuesday, September 17, 2024

Comments

"Last week, the House passed the MORE Act, federally legalizing marijuana & creating a process to expunge convictions. I call on the Senate to pass this bill, restore justice to those affected by the systematic inequities of the War on Drugs, & legalize marijuana once & for all." (04/07/22)

"RT if you agree we need to legalize it & erase past convictions for cannabis-related offenses. #420" (04/20/21)

"Most Americans live in states where some form of cannabis is legal—but because of outdated federal law, cannabis-related businesses are forced to operate in cash. Proud to vote YES on @RepPerlmutter’s #SAFEbankingAct tonight to keep our communities, businesses, & employees safe." (04/19/21)

"Now, we need to decriminalize and deschedule cannabis while providing reinvestment, restorative justice & expungement to persons & communities of color that continue to be adversely impacted by the War on Drugs." (09/25/19)

I voted for the referendum. You look at the inequities in criminal justice system and the very discriminatory way drug laws are enforced, and also the reality out there as to how easy it is for people to get access to it, and it seemed to me to make sense. The effort to stamp out marijuana has been a miserable failure and a waste of money. That's where I came down on it.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/09/11/jim-mcgovern-gop-marijuana-moves-have-smoking-mad/kbVYUxfq2pbD9a9XK2QxNJ/story.html
9/11/17

Votes
2022: Medical Marijuana Research Act, HR 5657
Yes
2022: MORE Act, HR 3617
Yes
2019: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595
Yes
2019: Blumenauer/McClintock/Norton Amendment to Protect Legalization
Yes
2016: Veterans Equal Access Amendment
Yes
2015: Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment to Protect Medical
Yes
2015: McClintock/Polis Amendment to Protect Legalization
Yes
Contact Jim McGovern

Email: ed@jimmcgovern.com

Web: https://repmcgovern.medium.com/

Phone: 202-225-6101

Address

370 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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