FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
James Powell, 812-499-9257
William Tanoos Announces Support for the Legalization of Marijuana
May 9, 2018 – Terre Haute, IN – Today via a digital ad, (https://youtu.be/CPiJ-zlntoE) Democratic nominee for Indiana’s 8th Congressional District William Tanoos announced his support for the legalization of marijuana.
“I support the legalization of marijuana. Why? Because I believe it will help fight the opioid crisis. Because it will be a boost to the economy of Hoosier farmers. Because taxing and regulating it is the safe and fiscally responsible thing to do. Because it will alleviate the burdens of our criminal justice system. Because it could help a veteran. Simply, because it’s the right thing to do.”
Tanoos has been up and down the district in every county over the last several months and has spoken to many people in small and large communities alike who support this issue. He sees a need at the federal level to address this issue and put an end to the failed policy of marijuana prohibition. Revenue from taxation should go to funding schools, healthcare, and public safety. The policy of legalization has proven successful in many states across the country, and it’s time that we have a federal policy that uniformly makes marijuana safe and legal.
“It’s time Congress stops catering to the special interests who benefit off the prohibition of marijuana and starts listening to the people. We need policies that benefit the greater good, not just a select few who profit off the backs of others.”