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Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke Submits Cannabis Tax Revenue Position

Jane Summers



Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke Submits Cannabis Tax Revenue Position
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Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has some interesting marijuana-related tweets. O’Rourke, who has a history on the El Pasto City Council, reminded his supporters of his time at the position and his stance on marijuana.

He shared on Twitter,

He then tweeted:

His final tweet introduced his proposal for legalization, stating,

O’Rourke’s plan for legalizing marijuana, which can be read here. The plan features a section on marijuana, in which it states in part that “As President, Beto will: Legalize Marijuana.” The section explains that there were over 650,000 marijuana arrests in 2017, and 90.8% were for possession. His plan includes amending federal statutes to lift the federal prohibition on marijuana, to require licensing for sellers, producers, and distributors, to allow for marijuana-related business owners to use banks for their business, record expungement for those who have been convicted of possession, and more.

In addition, O’Rourke proposes to “invest revenue from the marijuana industry in communities impacted by the War on Drugs through ‘Drug War Justice Grants’ and Equitable Licensing Programs. He further proposes that federal taxes on the marijuana industry be used to provide a “Drug War Justice Grant,” to fund substance treatment programs, support re-entry services for those convicted of possession, and more.

All information is for general informational and educational purposes only. Nothing should be interpreted as legal or wellness advice.

Jane is a regular contributor who learned about the great benefits of CBD a few years ago after starting it herself. Impressed by its effects, she's interested in helping others learn about options that can be helpful for them.

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