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Kevin de Leon on Drugs

 

 


Not his issue, but supportive of legal pot

He has a 100 percent rating from cannabis advocates for his votes on marijuana reform issues. He isn't seen as a leader on cannabis policy. If anything, some advocates say, his strength is simply that he doesn't get in the way of state legislation promoting a regulated marijuana industry. "Cannabis is not his issue, but he has voted the right way," said the California director for the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws (NORML).
Source: Leafly.com on 2018 California Senate race , Sep 1, 2017

Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:Status:Passed House, 41-31-6; passed Senate 24-14-1; vetoed by Governor, Oct. 12, 2013; no override vote.

OnTheIssues Explanation: "Tetrahydrocannabinols" means marijuana and its derivatives. The failure of this bill joined a series of similar bills to reduce penalties for marijuana usage. Only medical marijuana usage is currently legal in California. (Kevin de Leon voted YEA).

Source: California legislative voting records: SB 649 , Sep 10, 2013

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