Politician Info
A Adam Smith (D - WA) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Holds office U.S. House District 9

Comments

"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)

Votes
2022: Medical Marijuana Research Act, HR 5657
YES
2022: Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, HR 3617
YES
2021: SAFE Banking Act of 2021, HR 1996
YES
2020: Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019, HR 3884
YES
2019: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595
YES
2019: Blumenauer/McClintock/Norton Amendment to Protect Legalization
YES
2016: Veterans Equal Access Amendment
YES
2015: Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment to Protect Medical
YES
2015: McClintock/Polis Amendment to Protect Legalization
YES
Contact Adam Smith

Email: info@electadamsmith.com

Web: http://www.electadamsmith.com/

Phone: 202-225-8901

Address

2264 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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