Joe firmly believes in the constitutional rights of medical and recreational cannabis users. Throughout his legislative career, Joe fought against the evident prejudice toward cannabis users. As Attorney General, he will continue to fight for these constitutional rights, including utilizing the state’s power to fend off any federal overreach. In 2017, Joe stopped an amendment from being added to SB17-184 (Private Marijuana Clubs) that would have criminalized private homeowners who had more than five cannabis users on their property. The death of the amendment resulted in the bill’s defeat.
Joe also will use his position as Attorney General to advocate for the elimination of civil asset forfeiture where there have not been charges and a conviction.