Politician Info
A+ Dwight Evans (D - PA) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Holds office U.S. House District 3

Candidate in race for U.S. House District 3 on Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Sponsored Legislation

H.R.3544 - Homegrown Act of 2019

Comments

"Happy 4/20! I recently voted for the #MOREAct, which would end the federal criminalization of marijuana & includes my #HomegrownAct that would ensure #Philly people of color & small businesses access to the #Cannabis industry" (04/20/22)

"1/ #Cannabis should be legalized in Pennsylvania. And around the country, small businesses & people of color should have fair and equal access to this booming business!" (09/03/20)

"I believe it’s high time that we end #marijuana prohibition! I’ve also introduced the Homegrown Act to help people of color & small businesses to share in the growing #cannabis industry." (11/14/19)

"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!"
5/4/18 https://twitter.com/RepDwightEvans/status/992549413548646400

"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."
4/6/15
http://www.politicspa.com/phl-15-dwight-evans-endorses-jim-kenney/65102/

Votes
2022: Medical Marijuana Research Act, HR 5657
Yes
2022: MORE Act, HR 3617
Yes
2021: SAFE Banking Act, HR 1996
Yes
2020: MORE Act, HR 3884
Yes
2019: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595
Yes
2019: Blumenauer/McClintock/Norton Amendment to Protect Legalization
Yes
Contact Dwight Evans

Email: mbrengarth@mbacg.com

Web: https://www.dwightevans.com/

Phone: 202-225-4001

Address

1105 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

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