Suzanne Bonamici understands that the war on marijuana has done infinitely more harm than good and advocates for reform on a federal level.
Holds office U.S. House District 1
H.R.975 - Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 (2017-2018)
H.R.4779 - REFER Act of 2018 (2017-2018)
H.R.2215 - SAFE Act of 2017 (2017-2018)
H.R.3530 - Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2017 (2017-2018)
(1/15/18) “There is nothing to be gained from going back to an era when federal resources were wasted prosecuting nonviolent cannabis crimes. This decision will create massive uncertainty, hurt local businesses and tax revenue, and harm public safety by driving cannabis activity back into the more dangerous black market. The Justice Department should immediately reverse this misguided decision and honor Trump’s campaign commitment, and I will keep fighting to make this happen.”
(1/4/18) “Oregon voters have spoken, and the federal government must respect the will of the states that have legalized the use of marijuana. The Department of Justice has much more important things to focus on than prosecuting licensed, legitimate businesses. We should be working together to respect state laws, make implementation as smooth as possible, and support businesses that are adding jobs and tax revenue to Oregon. Attorney General Sessions’ misguided efforts to restore the failed War on Drugs by prosecuting Oregon businesses is a waste of taxpayer money that will harm communities.”
"As you work with the Appropriations Committees to negotiate a fiscal year (FY) 2018 appropriations bill to fund the government beyond December 8, 2017, we write to express our support for the inclusion of a provision that provides protections from the federal government to states that have medical marijuana laws on the books."
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