Politician Info
B+ Tim Walz (D - MN) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Holds office Governor

Position on Marijuana Legalization

Governor Walz has been an outspoken proponent of adult-use marijuana legalization and in 2019 he ordered state agencies to begin taking steps to prepare for a change in law. Despite the Governor’s support, legislation to legalize and regulate adult marijuana use has been met with staunch opposition from the Republican-controlled Senate.

Co-sponsored Legislation

H.R.5520 - VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2018 (2017-2018)

Comments

During his election campaign, Gov. Walz endorsed legalizing the adult use marijuana market, pledging to “replace the current failed policy with one that creates tax revenue, grows jobs, builds opportunities for Minnesotans, protects Minnesota kids, and trusts adults to make personal decisions based on their personal freedoms.” (9/7/18) (Link)

In just 1 day, the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act has earned strong #bipartisan support, proving research into #MedicalCannabis is not about politics, but serving #veterans. Watch me speak in support of the bill at yesterday's @HouseVetAffairs hearing.
4/18/18

“We have an opportunity in Minnesota to replace the current failed policy with one that creates tax revenue, grows jobs, builds opportunities for Minnesotans, protects Minnesota kids, and trusts adults to make personal decisions based on their personal freedoms.” Walz also mentioned the correlation between the drug war and the racial inequality driven by it. 9/20/17

"This system would include investments in youth education, proper testing of all marijuana products, and a regulatory structure that puts controls on growing, distribution and sales," said Walz. "We have an opportunity in Minnesota to replace the current failed policy with one that creates tax revenue, grows jobs, builds opportunities for Minnesotans, protects Minnesota kids, and trusts adults to make personal decisions based on their personal freedoms." 
9/7/17 
http://www.southernminnesotanews.com/rep-walz-wants-recreational-marijuana-legalized-minnesota/

Votes
Veterans Equal Access Amendment
Yes
McClintock/Polis Amendment
Yes
Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment
Yes
Veterans Equal Access Amendment
Yes
Contact Tim Walz

Email: https://mn.gov/governor/contact/

Web: https://mn.gov/governor/

Phone: 651-201-3400

Address

130 State Capitol 75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Saint Paul, MN 55155

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