Politician Info
A+ Beto O'Rourke (D - TX) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Here is Beto Orourke playing “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” with Willie Nelson; https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/see-congressman-beto-orourke-jam-with-willie-nelson-at-4th-of-july-picnic-696429/amp/ Because Beto Orourke refuses PAC money, he does not take contributions from GeoGroup, one of America’s largest private prisons as his opponent does because he receives his funding from small individual contributions.

Candidate in race for Governor on Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Position on Marijuana Legalization
Beto O'Rourke wants to end the drug war. He believes marijuana should be fully legalized and taxed. In an interview with Texas NORML Beto said he is proud to be endorsed by NORML PAC, and yet Beto still refuses a single dime of corporate PAC money accepting only small donations to represent Texas and marijuana reform. Beto recently sang “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” with Willie Nelson at his 4th of July Picnic which can be seen here

Sponsored Legislation

H.R.1952 - Better Drive Act (2017-2018)

Co-sponsored Legislation

H.R.975 - Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 (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.1824 - Responsibly Addressing the Marijuana Policy Gap Act of 2017 (2017-2018)

H.R.2215 - SAFE Act of 2017 (2017-2018)

H.R.2920 - CARERS Act of 2017 (2017-2018)

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

Comments

“We need to legalize marijuana so we no longer spend half a billion dollars locking people up and forgo another half billion dollars in revenue per day. Let’s legalize marijuana, and get this done.” (September 2022) (YouTube Link)

"We’re going to legalize marijuana in Texas." (September 2022)

“Texas puts more people in jail and prison than any other state in the union,” O’Rourke said. “So many there for non-violent drugs offenses, far too many for a possession of a substance that is legal in almost every other state in the country.” (September 2022)

Beto tweeted footage of a news story about a campaign event that said "He talked legalizing cannabis, supporting public education and abortion rights." (8/17/22)

The War on Drugs, launched by the Nixon administration, has been a "tragic failure" according to O'Rourke. "Forty years in, marijuana is just as available today in the average Texas community as it was in the 1970s," he said. Marijuana has grown more potent and now is sold in middle schools as well as high schools.

"Ending the prohibition on marijuana, and not making it a state by state issue...federally ending the prohibition on marijuana is going to save lives, saves billions of dollars, and moves us from a country that imprisons more of its citizens than any country on the face of the planet," O'Rourke said. (4/3/17

"Our country has an incarceration rate higher than any other nation on the planet. This at a time when Jeff Sessions wants to double down on the failed war on drugs. Let's end it altogether."
(3/15/18)

Votes
Veterans Equal Access Amendment
Yes
McClintock/Polis Amendment
Yes
Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment
Yes
Veterans Equal Access Amendment
Yes
Contact Beto O'Rourke

Email: info@betofortexas.com

Web: https://medium.com/@BetoORourke

Phone:

Address

Post Office Box 302647

Austin, TX 78703

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