Florida Guide

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Upcoming Election
Florida General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Race for President
A
Darcy Richardson (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
A
Shawn Howard (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
A
Howie Hawkins (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
A
Kamala Harris (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
A-
Jo Jorgensen (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
B-
Rocky De La Fuente (I) DECRIMINALIZE
"I support decriminalization of possession and use of marijuana under federal laws. I believe each state should decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use." -CBS12.com
B-
Joe Biden (D) DECRIMINALIZE

Joe Biden has a history of supporting anti-drug, tough on crime policies as well as those that imposed punitive penalties for drug offenses and facilitated discrimnation against drug users.

His current criminal justice reform plan includes provisions that would decriminalize the use of cannabis and automatically expunge all prior cannabis use convictions. Read more at https://joebiden.com/justice/ 

D+
Donald Trump (R)

Following the passage of Congressional amendments limiting the Justice Department from taking prosecutorial actions against those in legal marijuana states, President Trump has consistently issued signing statements indicating that he believes that he has the power to disregard these amendments because he believes that they are unconstitutional. (Source)

Race for U.S. House District 1
A
Matt Gaetz (R) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
C
Phil Ehr (D) MEDICAL USE
"Phil supports exploring a change from mandatory minimum jail sentences for low level drug offender cases to more effective rehabilitation." -candidate website
Race for U.S. House District 2
D-
Neal Dunn (R)
Race for U.S. House District 4
D
John Rutherford (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 5
B-
Al Lawson (D)
Race for U.S. House District 8
D
Bill Posey (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Bill Posey consistently votes against marijuana legislation reform. 

Race for U.S. House District 9
A
Darren Soto (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Darren Soto has a proven voting and comment history in favor of progressive marijuana laws. Recently teamed with Congressman Matthew Gaetz to make it easier for sick patients as well as researchers to obtain marijuana. 

Race for U.S. House District 10
A
Val Demings (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 11
A
Dana Cottrell (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
"I believe...states should be allowed to have the voters determine marijuana law for their state." -Campaign Website
Race for U.S. House District 13
A
Charlie Crist (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Congressman Charles Crist is an outspoken proponent championing for medical marijuana and state's rights. 

Race for U.S. House District 14
A
A
Christine Quinn (R) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for U.S. House District 16
B
Margaret Good (D) DECRIMINALIZE
D
Vern Buchanan (R)

Vern Buchanan consistently votes against marijuana reform, and has been outspoken in his skepticism against marijuana. 

Race for U.S. House District 17
A-
B-
Greg Steube (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Greg Steube is a supporter of marijuana reform, asserting that cannabis should be reclassified under the Controlled Substance Act to Schedule 3. He has also introduced medical marijuana legislation in the Florida senate. He has been an advocate for broadening veterans access to medical marijuana. 

While a strong supporter of medical marijuana, Steube does not appear to be in favor of recreational adult use. 

Race for U.S. House District 18
A-
Pamela Keith (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
B-
Race for U.S. House District 19
B
Cindy Banyai (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 20
A
Alcee Hastings (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 22
A+
Ted Deutch (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Congressman Deutch is outspoken in his support of SAFE Banking Act and a cosponsor of the MORE Act to end marijuana prohibition. He voted in favor of moving the MORE Act out of committee in the first-ever judiciary committee vote to legalize cannabis. 

Race for U.S. House District 23
C-
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)

Wasserman Schultz has stated multiple times that she is against the legalization of marijuana, and has been inconsistent in her stance regarding medical marijuana in Florida. Historically, she has been quite anti-medical marijuana, but has recently loosened her position and started to move in favor of medical marijuana programs and legislation. She has been quoted likening marijuana use to the use of opioid painkillers. 

Race for U.S. House District 25
D
Mario Diaz-Balart (R)

Diaz-Balart has never voted in favor of pro-marijuana legislation, but has largely remained silent on the issue in the media. 

Race for U.S. House District 26
A
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Mucarsel-Powell has a strong pro-cannabis voting record, and has made comments regarding her belief in a need for reform legislation in front of congressional voting committees. 

Race for U.S. House District 27
B-
Donna Shalala (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 1
B+
Karen Butler (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
D-
Race for State Senate District 3
B+
Loranne Ausley (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 7
A
Heather Hunter (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
C+
Travis Hutson (R) MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 9
A
Patricia Sigman (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
B
Jason Brodeur (R) MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 11
A
Randolph Bracy (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Senator Bracy has actively fought for marijuana legalization in Florida. He recently sponsored a bill to put legalization of recreational marijuana to a state ballot. Bracy also cosponsored a bill that would allow for hemp cultivation in that state, and another bill that would legalize adult-use recreational marijuana and reduce certain marijuana penalties

Race for State Senate District 13
A
Linda Stewart (D)

Introduced SB182, which legalized smokable medical marijuana in Florida and increased the amount patients can possess. In a recent interview about a proposed (and ultimately defeated) THC cap for patients, Senator Stewart claimed that such a decision is "up to the physician treating a patient".

Race for State Senate District 25
F
Gayle Harrell (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 27
A-
Rachel Brown (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State Senate District 29
A
Tina Polsky (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE

Filed  a Bill protecting employees from punishing employers who are medical marijuana card holders.   Jobs where marijuana use could affect the employee’s performance, like driving a truck or carrying a firearm, would be exempt.

Race for State Senate District 31
B-
Lori Berman (D) MEDICAL USE

Wants to protect employees with medical cards by preventing employers from punishing workers  qualified to use medical marijuana. Jobs where marijuana use could affect the employee’s performance, like driving a truck or carrying a firearm, would be exempt.

Race for State Senate District 33
A
Perry Thurston (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE

Introduced a bill to restrict Florida's vertical system by prohibiting dispensaries from producing their own products, and limiting the number of retail facilities that an MMTC can supply.  Also has language to increase diversity in the industry.

Race for State Senate District 35
A+
Shevrin Jones (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 21
A
Kayser Enneking (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 32
B
Anthony Sabatini (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 34
Race for State House District 44
A
Geraldine Thompson (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
"yea" vote on Amends Medical Marijuana Regulations bill Five-rating from FLCAN
Race for State House District 49
A
Carlos Smith (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 53
B
Randy Fine (R) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 59
A-
Andrew Learned (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 61
A
Dianne Hart (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 68
B+
Ben Diamond (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 79
A
Danika Fornear (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 87
A
David Silvers (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 97
Race for State House District 98
B+
Michael Gottlieb (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 99
B+
Evan Jenne (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 100
B+
Joe Geller (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 104
A
Robin Bartleman (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 106
B
Bob Rommel (R) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 109
Race for State House District 113
A+
Michael Grieco (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 116
B
Daniel Perez (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Your Elected Officials
Governor
C-
Ron DeSantis (R) DECRIMINALIZE
U.S. Senate
F
Marco Rubio (R)

Senator Rubio is fully against marijuana legalization, stating he does not believe their is a responsible way to recreationally use marijuana. Senator Rubio has also stated that he would only support medical marijuana if it were to go through the FDA's regulating process-- a feat that is currently not possible with federal prohibition. 

U.S. House District 1
A
Matt Gaetz (R) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 2
D-
Neal Dunn (R)
U.S. House District 3
B-
Ted Yoho (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 4
D
John Rutherford (R) NO MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 5
B-
Al Lawson (D)
U.S. House District 6
B-
U.S. House District 7
U.S. House District 8
D
Bill Posey (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Bill Posey consistently votes against marijuana legislation reform. 

U.S. House District 9
A
Darren Soto (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Darren Soto has a proven voting and comment history in favor of progressive marijuana laws. Recently teamed with Congressman Matthew Gaetz to make it easier for sick patients as well as researchers to obtain marijuana. 

U.S. House District 10
A
Val Demings (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 11
U.S. House District 12
U.S. House District 13
A
Charlie Crist (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Congressman Charles Crist is an outspoken proponent championing for medical marijuana and state's rights. 

U.S. House District 14
A
U.S. House District 15
C-
U.S. House District 16
D
Vern Buchanan (R)

Vern Buchanan consistently votes against marijuana reform, and has been outspoken in his skepticism against marijuana. 

U.S. House District 17
B-
Greg Steube (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Greg Steube is a supporter of marijuana reform, asserting that cannabis should be reclassified under the Controlled Substance Act to Schedule 3. He has also introduced medical marijuana legislation in the Florida senate. He has been an advocate for broadening veterans access to medical marijuana. 

While a strong supporter of medical marijuana, Steube does not appear to be in favor of recreational adult use. 

U.S. House District 18
B-
U.S. House District 19
C-
Francis Rooney (R)

Francis Rooney will not seek re-election. 

U.S. House District 20
A
Alcee Hastings (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 21
B-
U.S. House District 22
A+
Ted Deutch (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Congressman Deutch is outspoken in his support of SAFE Banking Act and a cosponsor of the MORE Act to end marijuana prohibition. He voted in favor of moving the MORE Act out of committee in the first-ever judiciary committee vote to legalize cannabis. 

U.S. House District 23
C-
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)

Wasserman Schultz has stated multiple times that she is against the legalization of marijuana, and has been inconsistent in her stance regarding medical marijuana in Florida. Historically, she has been quite anti-medical marijuana, but has recently loosened her position and started to move in favor of medical marijuana programs and legislation. She has been quoted likening marijuana use to the use of opioid painkillers. 

U.S. House District 24
A
Frederica Wilson (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
U.S. House District 25
D
Mario Diaz-Balart (R)

Diaz-Balart has never voted in favor of pro-marijuana legislation, but has largely remained silent on the issue in the media. 

U.S. House District 26
A
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Mucarsel-Powell has a strong pro-cannabis voting record, and has made comments regarding her belief in a need for reform legislation in front of congressional voting committees. 

U.S. House District 27
B-
Donna Shalala (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 1
D-
State Senate District 2
B
George Gainer (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 3
A
Bill Montford (D) MEDICAL USE

Senator Montford recently introduced a bill that would allow caregivers to administer treatment to medical marijuana patients in public schools. Montford also cosponsored a bill that would legalize hemp cultivation

State Senate District 4
B
Aaron Bean (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 5
A
Robert Bradley (R)

Senator Bradley introduced the law which established Florida's medical marijuana program in 2017

State Senate District 6
B
Audrey Gibson (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 7
C+
Travis Hutson (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 8
B-
State Senate District 10
B
Wilton Simpson (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 11
A
Randolph Bracy (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Senator Bracy has actively fought for marijuana legalization in Florida. He recently sponsored a bill to put legalization of recreational marijuana to a state ballot. Bracy also cosponsored a bill that would allow for hemp cultivation in that state, and another bill that would legalize adult-use recreational marijuana and reduce certain marijuana penalties

State Senate District 12
State Senate District 13
A
Linda Stewart (D)

Introduced SB182, which legalized smokable medical marijuana in Florida and increased the amount patients can possess. In a recent interview about a proposed (and ultimately defeated) THC cap for patients, Senator Stewart claimed that such a decision is "up to the physician treating a patient".

State Senate District 18
B
Janet Cruz (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 19
B+
State Senate District 22
B
Kelli Stargel (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 24
D
State Senate District 25
F
Gayle Harrell (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 28
B
Kathleen Passidomo (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 30
A-
Bobby Powell (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
"yea" vote on bill to regulate growing Five-rating from FLCAN
State Senate District 31
B-
Lori Berman (D) MEDICAL USE

Wants to protect employees with medical cards by preventing employers from punishing workers  qualified to use medical marijuana. Jobs where marijuana use could affect the employee’s performance, like driving a truck or carrying a firearm, would be exempt.

State Senate District 32
B
Lauren Book (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 33
A
Perry Thurston (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE

Introduced a bill to restrict Florida's vertical system by prohibiting dispensaries from producing their own products, and limiting the number of retail facilities that an MMTC can supply.  Also has language to increase diversity in the industry.

State Senate District 34
A
Gary Farmer (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State Senate District 35
B
Oscar Braynon (D) DECRIMINALIZE

Introduced SB 242 which would decriminalize marijuana possession in quantities up to 20 grams and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) levels up to 600 milligrams in cannabis products.

State Senate District 37
State House District 9
B+
Loranne Ausley (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 11
C
Cord Byrd (R)
State House District 20
B+
Clovis Watson (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 22
B
Charlie Stone (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 32
B
Anthony Sabatini (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 34
State House District 44
A
Geraldine Thompson (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
"yea" vote on Amends Medical Marijuana Regulations bill Five-rating from FLCAN
State House District 47
B+
State House District 49
A
Carlos Smith (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 50
State House District 52
D
State House District 53
B
Randy Fine (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 61
A
Dianne Hart (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 62
B+
Susan Valdes (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 65
State House District 68
B+
Ben Diamond (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 72
B
Margaret Good (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 76
State House District 79
State House District 81
A
Tina Polsky (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE

Filed  a Bill protecting employees from punishing employers who are medical marijuana card holders.   Jobs where marijuana use could affect the employee’s performance, like driving a truck or carrying a firearm, would be exempt.

State House District 87
A
David Silvers (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 98
B+
Michael Gottlieb (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 99
B+
Evan Jenne (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 100
B+
Joe Geller (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 101
A+
Shevrin Jones (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 106
B
Bob Rommel (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 113
A+
Michael Grieco (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 116
B
Daniel Perez (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 120
B+
Holly Raschein (R)
Co-sponsored the Amends Medical Marijuana Regulations bill