Holds office U.S. House District 9
"The SAFE Banking Act would help address public safety & compliance issues by moving large amounts of cash in the cannabis industry into the banking system, helping to reduce cash-motivated crimes. I urge the Senate to pass the America COMPETES Act with this crucial bill included." (5/10/22)
"As an original member of the Cannabis Caucus, I am committed to protecting the rights of residents in Washington state, and will work to ensure legal clarity when it comes to marijuana use." (8/20/18)
"The actions taken by Attorney General Sessions to rescind existing protections for citizens complying with lawfully enacted state laws regarding marijuana use across the country represents a flagrant disregard for the will of the majority of Americans. This about-face leaves a vacuum of any substantive federal marijuana policy, and threatens to create a 'wild west' of haphazard prosecutions. This shift in policy is completely unacceptable, and is an affront to the 10th Amendment.
"We must demand that Washington state residents who abide by state laws are protected from blanket federal enforcement. It is essential that Congress now provide certainty on this issue. We must move swiftly to codify the ban on dollars being spent by federal law enforcement to prosecute individuals legally participating in marijuana use or business in accordance with respective state laws. We have a responsibility to strengthen guidance to U.S. Attorneys on prosecution of marijuana cases and enact clear guidelines to financial institutions on providing banking services to legal marijuana businesses," (1/4/18)
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