"85% of Americans are in favor of legalizing it federally. It will create countless jobs, as we've seen already that state cannabis legalization has created nearly 300,000 jobs. And it will also save lives from opioids as marijuana is often more effective at treating chronic pain, PTSD, epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, nausea and pain from cancer treatments, and countless other ailments. And when it is legalized, opioid use drops significantly. It is also far less addictive and you cannot overdose on it. I mean a bad experience maybe, but people don't die. I'm very pro things that help people. And also anti things that make people die. Plus, marijuana makes life a lot more chill and easy going, something I think we can all agree we could use a healthy dose of these days.
"I support S.597 - The Marijuana Justice Act of 2019 - to amend all the places in our written law that criminalizes cannabis. This bill also expunges the sentences of people currently in jail for cannabis related offenses.
"We will put a 2% federal tax on cannabis, and will use the revenue to pay for prison reform initiatives, addressing the opioid crisis, drug abuse education, and grants for police sensitivity training."
Source: Candidate's Website 2019