Has championed marijuana for veterans and repealing obsolete border restrictions against marijuana users.
Holds office U.S. House District 46
H.R.493 - Sensible Enforcement of Cannabis Act of 2019
H.R.3884 - Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019
H.R.1588 - Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2019
H.R.1456 - Marijuana Justice Act of 2019
H.R.1647 - Veterans Equal Access Act of 2019
H.R.1595 - SAFE Banking Act of 2019
H.R.2843 - Marijuana Freedom and Oppurtunity Act
Rep. Correa said, “After years of work, our veterans' bill, the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act, was passed by the House Veterans Affairs Committee and is on its way to the Floor. Our nation’s veterans have been calling for alternatives to opioids for decades. Cannabis has the potential to be that alternative. “My bill puts the needs of our veterans first and ensures the Department of Veterans Affairs takes cannabis seriously and conducts vital medical research. Many studies from around the world show cannabis’s effectiveness for treating PTSD and chronic pain. It’s time we did the research and got our vets the medications they need. We owe it to every veteran to never stop looking for ways to treat their scars.” 3/12/20
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
2021: The Medical Marijuana Research Act, HR 5657
2021: The MORE Act, HR 3617
2021: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1996
2019: MORE Act Judiciary Committee Vote
2019: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595
2019: Blumenauer/McClintock/Norton Amendment to Protect Legalization
2016: Veterans Equal Access Amendment
2015: Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment to Protect Medical
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