Holds office U.S. House District 3
H.R.3544 - Homegrown Act of 2019
H.R.1456 - Marijuana Justice Act of 2019
"Indivs are being thrown into jail b/c their possession of marijuana. That's why I co-sponsored @TulsiGabbard & @RepTomGarrett bill, HR 1227-the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017. This bill would eliminate fed criminal penalties for possessing & growing marijuana!"
"I think I have different view because I served in the state legislature and I voted for the medical marijuana bill," Evans explained, "Second, I have long believed [marijuana] should be decriminalized because that is what Mayor Jim Kenney did in the city of Philadelphia, particularity because we were targeting African American males [for arrests]. Last, I think that the whole aspect of moving in the direction of recreational marijuana is something that we should do because there are many opportunities in that." 01/19/18 http://www.philly.com/philly/business/cannabis/dwight-evans-pennsylvania-legal-marijuana-ending-federal-marijuana-prohibition-act-20180111.html
"I know Jim will take those fights on because his record proves it," he continued. "Jim fought for marijuana decriminalization, to make sure that African Americans who were being unfairly targeted did not end up with a criminal record. Jim's fought to end divisive practices like stop-and-frisk."
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