Has championed marijuana for veterans and repealing obsolete border restrictions against marijuana users.
Holds office U.S. House District 46
Candidate in race for U.S. House District 46
H.R.3884 - Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019
H.R.2843 - Marijuana Freedom and Oppurtunity Act
Reps. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) [and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.)] introduced the "Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act," which would mirror a Obama-era memo that relaxed enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal.
"To date, eight states have legalized recreational cannabis, and twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia, representing more than half of the American population, have enacted legislation to permit the use of cannabis," Correa said in a statement.
"Attorney General Sessions' decision to rescind the �Cole Memo' created great uncertainty for these states and legal cannabis businesses, and put citizens in jeopardy for following their state laws," he said.
signed a bipartisan letter to President Trump requesting he urge Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reinstate the Cole Memorandum.
Rep. Correa was one of 10 U.S. house members urging the Trump administration and VA Secretary Shulkin to investigate medical marijuana's potential benefits for military veterans struggling with conditions like pain and PTSD
"For many veterans, medical marijuana is the most effective tool for treating PTSD. Our veterans have served our country. They are heroes. If medical marijuana brings them relief, then we should give it to them."
co-signed a letter sent to Sessions, McCament, Homan, and McAleenan urgin them to stop using legal marijuana use to target constituents
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