Former Sen. Mike Gravel (D-AK)

In Short

While former Sen. Gravel has yet to make a public statement regarding his stance on the DEA’s policy of raiding and arresting seriously ill people who use medical marijuana, he has clearly stated that he is a proponent of the legalization of marijuana.

What Former Sen. Gravel Has Done:

Sen. Gravel has neither cosponsored nor voted on any legislation specifically addressing medical marijuana.

What Former Sen. Gravel Has Said:

During an interview on C-SPAN on May 1, 2007, Sen. Gravel announced that he would end marijuana prohibition altogether if he becomes president. A caller asked, “What do you think about legalizing marijuana?” Sen. Gravel replied, “The answer to that is real simple. I would legalize marijuana.” You can watch the full C-SPAN interview with Sen. Gravel.

Former Sen. Mike Gravel appears on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on May 1, 2007.

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