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Here’s What Politicians Are Saying About Marijuana Laws On 4/20



Dozens of lawmakers and congressional candidates are calling for marijuana reform on 4/20.

While major brands are marketing off the informal cannabis holiday, policymakers and office-seekers are drawing attention to the ongoing harms of prohibition and encouraging policy changes.

Here’s what they’re saying:

Members of Congress

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT): 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA):

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ):

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA):

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): 

Rep. Don Young (R-AK): 

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR):

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI):

Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA): 

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA):

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN):

Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA):

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA): 

Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL):

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY):

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA):

Current and former government officials and candidates

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX): 

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro:

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang:

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich:

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D):

Oregon Senate Democrats:

Pennsylvania Rep. Jake Wheatley (D):

Pennsylvania Rep. David Delloso (D):

California Sen. Scott Wiener (D):

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D):

Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine (D): 

City of Denver: 

City of Sacramento: 

Congressional candidates

John Hickenlooper:

Betsy Sweet:

Paula Jean Swearengin:

Mike Broihier: 

Eddie Mauro: 

Lawrence Hamm: 

Jess Scarane: 

Alex Morse: 

Rob Anderson: 

Hector Oseguera: 

John Lesinski:

Zina Spezakis: 

Robbie Goldstein:

David Kim: 

Albert Lee: 

Brenda Lopez:

Lulu Seikaly:

Mckayla Wilkes: 

Russ Cirincionee: 

Adam Schleifer:

Nate McMurray: 

Mara Candelaria Reardon:

Jamaal Bowman: 

Heidi Briones: 

Shahid Buttar:

Scott Costello: 

Lisa Welch: 

Maxwell Bero:

Jason Call: 

Samelys Lopez: 

Qasim Rashid:

Melanie D’Arrigo:

Melquiades Gagarin:

Ben Sigel:

Lauren Ashcraft:

Jen Perelman:

Ihssane Leckey:

Amanda Siebe: 

Nabilah Islam: 

Morgan Harper: 

Donna Imam:

Mike Hood: 

Julie Oliver: 

Shaniyat Chowdhury:

Lacy Watson: 

Suraj Patel:

State and local candidates

Andru Volinsky: 

Stephen Smith:

Jenna Wadsworth:

Eliza Orlins: 

Joe Moody: 

This story will be updated throughout the day with additional posts from lawmakers, officials and candidates. 

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Photo courtesy of Philip Steffan.

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