Politician Info
A Rick Larsen (D - WA) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Holds office U.S. House District 2

Candidate in race for U.S. House District 2 on Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Comments

"Right now, legitimate cannabis-related businesses in Washington state are often forced to operate on a cash-only basis, harming business and increasing risks. Yesterday, the House passed the #SAFEBanking Act, a bipartisan bill I cosponsored that applies federal banking laws to legal marijuana businesses in Washington state and across the U.S. to improve public safety, transparency and accountability." (9/26/19)

"I haven't yet come to support, I still might. I think that the argument that we should legalize and regulate and tax marijuana and it will generate millions is one of the worst arguments for it. We need to either commit to a general progressive system of taxation in order to fund general government functions or not. Let's not turn to the easy money of marijuana taxes in order to do that. I think the argument that the states are moving toward legalization in contravention of federal law is creating a situation that the federal government and states need to reconcile, whether or not this initiative passes. So, I've haven't yet come to support this, but in the past I wouldn't have supported it." He did acknowledge that it is a state, not federal issue, so he doesn't have to deal with it very often.
(8/23/12)

Votes
2022: Medical Marijuana Research Act, HR 5657
YES
2022: Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, HR 3617
YES
2021: SAFE Banking Act of 2021, HR 1996
YES
2019: Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019, HR 3884
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 Rick Larsen

Email: rick@ricklarsen.org

Web: https://www.ricklarsen.org/

Phone: 202-225-2605

Address

2163 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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