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Christian Saldivar (D) Assembly District 9 Candidate Statements

Wisconsin Assembly District 9 Map (Milwaukee)

Christian Saldivar
Christian Saldivar
Do you currently or have you previously held public office? (Required)*
Yes
Over three dozen US states and territories, not including Wisconsin, are regulating marijuana for medical and/or adult-use, despite marijuana’s federal illegality. Ending federal prohibition would alleviate the tension between these states and the US government and allow states to set their own policies free from federal interference. Do you support or oppose ending the federal prohibition of marijuana?
Support
Please provide a position statement regarding legalizing the medical use of marijuana.
Legalize Medical Marijuana
Do you support or oppose decriminalizing the simple possession of marijuana?
Support
Please provide a position statement regarding decriminalizing the simple possession of marijuana.
It must be done to alleviate the cost associated with high incarceration rates, justice system cost, and overall issues that affecting people of color more than others.
The prohibition of marijuana allows for the disproportionate criminalization of black and brown Wisconsinites, despite similar rates of consumption across all races and ethnicities. The impacts of marijuana criminalization are far reaching and include long-lasting collateral consequences well beyond the criminal charge. Do you support the automatic expungement of non-violent marijuana possession convictions?
Yes
Please provide a position statement regarding automatic expungement of non-violent marijuana possession convictions.
Must be done to even the playing field for those that are the most Marginalized and affected by the law.
Legalizing the responsible adult-use of marijuana provides states the opportunity to take marijuana off the street corner and place it behind an age-verified counter to better provide for consumer and public safety and prevent youth access. Taxing and regulating the adult-use of marijuana also provides economic stimulus through job creation and tax revenue. Do you support or oppose legalizing and regulating the responsible use of marijuana by adults?
Support
Please provide a position statement regarding legalizing and regulating the responsible use of marijuana by adults.
We must learn to shape our policy and law similar to those who did it first and take innovative ways to keep the use of younger people down.

Learn more about his campaign on Facebook at Vote Christian Saldivar For District 9.

Democratic Primary Election August 11, 2020

Christian Saldivar faces Incumbent Marisabel Cabrera in the August 11, 2020 Democratic Primary. Cabrera, as freshman assembly representative from Milwaukee had not co-sponsored any marijuana legislation her first term in office.  Elected in 2018, she does sit on the Assembly Committee on State Affairs assigned the medical marijuana bills. Cabrera did not respond to our 2018 survey. She received a “F” Failing grade in the 2019-2020 legislator scorecard.

We will keep you updated if any candidate answers our 2020 NORML Candidate Questionnaire, but I think we learned a great deal already.

General Election is Tuesday November 3rd, 2020.

Winner of Democratic Primary will face Republican Veronica Diaz. (Facebook)

Learn more about how to register to vote at https://norml.org/act/register-to-vote or MyVote.wi.gov

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