Politician Info
B Chris Van Hollen (D - MD) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Holds office U.S. Senate

Co-sponsored Legislation

S. 1764 Carers Act of 2017 (2017-18)

Comments

"We should not be using federal law enforcement resources to lock people up for the use of marijuana. In fact, no one should be jailed for marijuana use." (1/5/18)

"This is a big mistake," Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) told HuffPost. "In those states where the people in the states have made a determination to decriminalize or legalize marijuana ... the federal government would better spend its resources going after real problems we've got."
1/4/18
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeff-sessions-marijuana-crackdown-democratic-party-election-politics_us_5a4ecee7e4b089e14db9ae04

Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, backs the efforts to decriminalize the drug in his state. "I support the action taken in the state legislature," Van Hollen said at a press breakfast on Tuesday. "It's wrong to have so many people behind bars for the use of marijuana. You already have, as Eric Holder has pointed out repeatedly, too many nonviolent offenders in prison in this country."
4/08/14
https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2014/04/08/was-maryland-right-to-decriminalize-pot

Votes
2014: Prohibits States from Penalizing a Bank for Providing Financial Services to Marijuana Businesses, House Amendment 1086
YES
2014: Prohibits Federal Agencies from Preventing States from Authorizing the Use of Medical Marijuana, House Amendment 748
YES
2007: State and Federal Medical Marijuana Law Enforcement and Implementation, House Amendment 674
YES
2005: Medical Marijuana Use Amendment, House Amendment 272
YES
Contact Chris Van Hollen

Email: vanhollenforsenate@vanhollen.org

Web: https://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/

Phone: 202-224-4654

Address

110 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

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