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Race to Watch: Michigan

Voters all over the United States will make their voices heard at the ballot box on November 6. The battle for the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate come down to just a few competitive races, so it’s more important than ever for cannabis professionals to be informed about the views of key candidates running for office. NCIA has compiled information about candidates running in 25 competitive races for the House of Representatives and three for the Senate that we consider uniquely important to the cannabis industry due to their views on marijuana policy and/or their geographic location.

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According to SwingLeft.org, in this open seat race, Democrat Haley Stevens, who helped lead the rescue of the auto industry under Barack Obama, is taking on Republican Lena Epstein, who co-chaired Trump’s election campaign in Michigan. Stevens' campaign website says, "Another approach we must take to curb opioid addiction is decriminalizing marijuana for medicinal and recreational use. Studies have shown that full, federal legalization of medical marijuana in particular could be an effective solution to combat opioid addiction. In addition to legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes, I support descheduling marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and pardoning and wiping the records of past offenders who were convicted of non-violent, marijuana-related crimes. We should begin taxing and regulating marijuana to fund important projects like our roads and our schools." Epstein's position on cannabis policy is unknown.

Incumbent

Republican

Lena Epstein

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Candidate

Democrat

Haley Stevens

Website
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Public support for marijuana law reform is at an all time high with 63% of voters supporting legalizing marijuana for adults and over 90% supporting legal access to cannabis for medical use. If elected to the 116th Congress, what federal legislation would you support relating to cannabis?

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Does this candidate have a voting record on cannabis issues from a previously-held office? If so, please describe:

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Is there any other information we should know about the candidate and their views on cannabis policy? If so, please describe:

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Public support for marijuana law reform is at an all time high with 63% of voters supporting legalizing marijuana for adults and over 90% supporting legal access to cannabis for medical use. If elected to the 116th Congress, what federal legislation would you support relating to cannabis?

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Does this candidate have a voting record on cannabis issues from a previously-held office? If so, please describe:

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Is there any other information we should know about the candidate and their views on cannabis policy? If so, please describe:

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