Fighting For You: Marijuana
Colorado has proven that allowing responsible adults to legally purchase marijuana gives money to classrooms, not cartels; creates jobs, not addicts; and boosts our economy, not our prison population.
Helped Pass Amendment 64
Jared is the only candidate running for governor who supported and voted to legalize recreational marijuana in Colorado.
Authored Bipartisan Bill to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition
Jared authored the bipartisan Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, which was sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.) in the Senate.
Reached Across the Aisle to Pass an Amendment Blocking the DEA from Interfering in States’ Medical Marijuana Laws
The amendment, first enacted in 2014, has protected thousands of patients in more than 30 states. Jared has continued to fight against Jeff Sessions and the federal government’s interference in state marijuana laws.
Worked to Allow Access to Banking Services for Colorado’s Cannabis Businesses
Jared Polis and Ed Perlmutter’s SAFE Banking Act will reduce the the need for dangerous cash-only business practices that make dispensaries a target for robberies. Jared introduced legislation to create a framework for the federal taxation of cannabis.
Don’t Forget Hemp!
Hemp has hundreds of uses, from cosmetics to food to clothing. Jared led the way to stop the DEA from interfering in Colorado’s industrial hemp industry, and passed the law that made Colorado the nation’s leader in industrial hemp cultivation & innovation.