Cannabis

The current law around the use of cannabis both restricts doctors in prescribing what, for many, is an excellent tool to manage pain and unnecessarily creates criminal penalties for non-violent offenders, too often People of Color.

  • I support recreational marijuana legalization that includes record expungement, a process for releasing non-violent offenders, and support for them as they transition out of the criminal justice system. I believe it’s important that we do that piece at the same time we legalize.
  • I support expanding the state’s medical cannabis program to allow doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to any patient they believe would see a medical value from it. This gives doctors more tools to help people manage pain and would reduce our use of opioids.