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Greg Gianforte on Drugs

 

 


Oppose easing marijuana laws; some support for medical use

In 2017, said he believes medical marijuana should be available to people in chronic pain, under the care of a doctor. He added that he opposes legalizing recreational marijuana.
Source: Cannabis Voter Project on 2020 Montana gubernatorial race , May 24, 2019

Medical marijuana yes; recreational marijuana no

Marijuana: Legalize marijuana?

Gianforte: Medical yes, recreational no.

Quist: Legalize both medical and recreational.

Wicks: Legalize both medical and recreational.

Source: CampusElect.org Issue Guide: 2018 Congress MT-AL election , Nov 1, 2018

Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs.

Gianforte voted YEA Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act

GovTrack.us Summary: (SITSA): There are more than 400 known types of synthetic--or "artificial"--drugs, which mimic the effects of substances including cocaine and ecstasy. They've largely begun to flood the market in recent years. The bill outlaws 13 different synthetic drugs of the most pernicious varieties. There are more than 400 known types of synthetic--or "artificial"--drugs, which mimic the effects of substances including cocaine and ecstasy. They've largely begun to flood the market in recent years.

GovTrack Pro/Con: Supporters argue the legislation will tackle a growing scourge in a far more timely and immediate manner than what the lagging DEA is usually able to accomplish. Opponents argue the bill would too greatly expand Attorney General Jeff Sessions' ability to criminalize drugs and impose unnecessarily punitive mandatory sentences, according to a letter signed by dozens of organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Human Rights Watch, and NAACP.Opponent's argument to vote NO Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY): The bill would explicitly impose mandatory minimum terms of supervised release which undermines the discretion of judges who are in the best position to make such determinations based on the facts and circumstances of each case.

Legislative outcome: House Bill Passed 239-142-46, Roll Number 268 on June 15, 2018

Source: Congressional vote 18-HR2851 on Jun 8, 2017

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