Holds office U.S. House District Delegate
Candidate in race for U.S. House District Delegate
H.R.331 - States' Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act (2017-2018)
H.Res.943 - RESPECT Resolution (2017-2018)
H.R.1227 - Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017 (2017-2018)
H.R.1810 - Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2017 (2017-2018)
H.R.1820 - Veterans Equal Access Act (2017-2018)
H.R.1823 - Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act (2017-2018)
H.R.1824 - Responsibly Addressing the Marijuana Policy Gap Act of 2017 (2017-2018)
H.R.1841- Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act (2017-2018)
H.R.1952 - Better Drive Act (2017-2018)
H.R.2215 - SAFE Act of 2017 (2017-2018)
H.R.3391 - Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017 (2017-2018)
H.R.3530 - Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2017 (2017-2018)
H.R.4779 - REFER Act of 2018 (2017-2018)
H.R.4815 - Marijuana Justice Act of 2018 (2017-2018)
H.R.4825 - MEDS Act (2017-2018)
H.R.5520 - VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2018 (2017-2018)
H.R.6043 - STATES Act (2017-2018)
"Individuals living in federally funded public housing who are prescribed legal, medical marijuana should not fear eviction for simply treating their medical conditions," Norton said.
"Even President Trump has spoken up, as he did during his campaign, to recognize that states and localities should be left alone by the federal government to determine their own marijuana policies," Norton said. "National policy should be no different in D.C. The anti-democratic marijuana rider that blocks the will of D.C. voters has created a limbo where possession of marijuana is legal, yet the city cannot promulgate needed regulations. Eight states have legalized marijuana commercialization. Congress should follow President Trump's lead on marijuana policy by allowing localities, including D.C., to pursue local policies, without interference from the federal government."
Sessions has it exactly backwards. Americans are ending the war on marijuana, not escalating it. Republicans, get on board and remove the DC marijuana rider to let DC commercialize recreational marijuana as 7 states have done. #HandsOffDC
"The overwhelming majority of arrests for marijuana use are of African-Americans and other people of color. So that ought to be reason enough."
"If the Republican Congress, which can't decide how to keep open one of its premier security agencies, the Department of Homeland Security, wants to pick a fight with the District over our local marijuana reform law, a fight is what they will get," said Norton. "Pot is de facto legal among young people, except for people of color here and around the country. The people of the District of Columbia voted overwhelmingly for Initiative 71 when they learned that virtually only people of color end up with drug arrests for possession of marijuana. It is well worth a fight to retain a local law with racial justice as its centerpiece."
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