We spoke with Sharlene from his office on January 3rd, 2020 and she indicated that Rep. Stafsholt has not taken a "hard stance" on anything marijuana reform and will not be co-sponsoring any marijuana legislation this session. His office would only say "he looks forward to hearing the issue during a public hearing".
Although past news articles have quoted Rep. Stafsholt as "supporting" medical marijuana and decriminalization, he has failed to sponsor any legislation on the issue and has given contradicting statements on medical marijuana according to news archives below. We grade him a C
Rep. Stafsholt has announced he is running for Senate.
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Rep. Rob Stafsholt, R-New Richmond, said he backed a measure from former legislator Adam Jarchow to legalize (decriminalize) recreational pot and that he still supports that concept.
“I have no problem with it,” he said, adding that pursuing low-level marijuana offenses is “not always the best use of resources for folks.”
He supports "medical marijuana" as Republican Incumbent in candidate forums in October 2018.
and then in Feb 2019 Stafsholt said he’s still not sure about medical marijuana, though other lawmakers said they’re comfortable with it.
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