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Upcoming Election
Florida Primary Election: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Race for Governor (D)
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 Governor (R)
C-
Ron DeSantis (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for Attorney General (R)
F
Ashley Moody (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
Race for U.S. House District 2 (D)
A
Al Lawson (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for U.S. House District 2 (R)
D-
Neal Dunn (R)
Race for U.S. House District 6
A-
Joseph Hannoush (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for U.S. House District 9 (D)
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 8 (R)
D
Bill Posey (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Bill Posey consistently votes against marijuana legislation reform. 

Race for U.S. House District 11 (D)
Race for U.S. House District 12 (D)
Race for U.S. House District 13 (D)
Race for U.S. House District 16 (D)
B
Jan Schneider (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for U.S. House District 17 (D)
Race for U.S. House District 17 (R)
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 19 (D)
B
Cindy Banyai (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 22 (D)
A-
Lois Frankel (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State Senate District 1 (D)
Race for State Senate District 1 (R)
D-
Race for State Senate District 2 (D)
Race for State Senate District 3 (D)
B+
Loranne Ausley (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 4 (D)
Race for State Senate District 3 (R)
Race for State Senate District 4 (R)
Race for State Senate District 5 (R)
Race for State Senate District 6 (R)
Race for State Senate District 7 (R)
C+
Travis Hutson (R) MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 9 (D)
Race for State Senate District 8 (R)
Race for State Senate District 9 (R)
B-
Race for State Senate District 10 (D)
Race for State Senate District 10 (R)
B
Jason Brodeur (R) MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 11 (R)
Race for State Senate District 11
Race for State Senate District 12 (D)
Race for State Senate District 12 (R)
Race for State Senate District 13 (D)
Race for State Senate District 13 (R)
Race for State Senate District 14 (D)
B
Janet Cruz (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State Senate District 14 (R)
Race for State Senate District 15 (D)
A
Geraldine Thompson (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
"yea" vote on Amends Medical Marijuana Regulations bill Five-rating from FLCAN
Race for State Senate District 16 (D)
B+
Race for State Senate District 16 (R)
Race for State Senate District 17 (D)
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 17 (R)
Race for State Senate District 18 (D)
Race for State Senate District 18 (R)
Race for State Senate District 19 (R)
Race for State Senate District 21 (D)
Race for State Senate District 21 (R)
Race for State Senate District 23 (D)
Race for State Senate District 23 (R)
Race for State Senate District 24 (D)
A-
Bobby Powell (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
"yea" vote on bill to regulate growing Five-rating from FLCAN
Race for State Senate District 24 (R)
Race for State Senate District 25 (D)
Race for State Senate District 26 (D)
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 25 (R)
Race for State Senate District 27 (D)
Race for State Senate District 27 (R)
Race for State Senate District 28 (R)
B
Kathleen Passidomo (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State Senate District 30 (D)
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 29 (R)
Race for State Senate District 31 (R)
F
Gayle Harrell (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 33 (R)
Race for State Senate District 35 (D)
B
Lauren Book (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State Senate District 36 (D)
Race for State Senate District 36 (R)
Race for State Senate District 35 (R)
Race for State Senate District 37 (D)
Race for State Senate District 37 (R)
Race for State Senate District 38 (D)
Race for State Senate District 39 (R)
Race for State Senate District 40 (R)
Race for State House District 4 (R)
Race for State House District 7 (R)
Race for State House District 8 (R)
Race for State House District 9 (D)
Race for State House District 9 (R)
Race for State House District 10 (R)
Race for State House District 12 (R)
Race for State House District 11 (D)
Race for State House District 11 (R)
Race for State House District 17 (D)
Race for State House District 19 (D)
Race for State House District 18 (R)
Race for State House District 19 (R)
Race for State House District 21 (R)
Race for State House District 22 (D)
B
Brandon Peters (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 24 (R)
Race for State House District 26 (R)
Race for State House District 27 (R)
Race for State House District 28 (R)
Race for State House District 29 (D)
Race for State House District 30
Race for State House District 31 (R)
Race for State House District 32 (R)
D
Race for State House District 33 (D)
Race for State House District 33 (R)
B
Randy Fine (R) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 34 (D)
Race for State House District 37 (D)
A+
Carlos Smith (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 39 (D)
Race for State House District 40 (R)
Race for State House District 42 (D)
B+
Race for State House District 43 (D)
Race for State House District 45 (D)
Race for State House District 47 (R)
Race for State House District 48 (R)
Race for State House District 49 (R)
Race for State House District 52 (D)
Race for State House District 53 (D)
Race for State House District 54 (R)
Race for State House District 54 (D)
Race for State House District 59 (D)
Race for State House District 60 (D)
Race for State House District 60 (R)
Race for State House District 61 (D)
Race for State House District 61 (R)
Race for State House District 62 (R)
Race for State House District 63 (D)
A
Dianne Hart (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 64 (D)
B+
Susan Valdes (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 64 (R)
Race for State House District 65 (D)
Race for State House District 66 (D)
Race for State House District 66 (R)
Race for State House District 67 (R)
Race for State House District 68 (D)
Race for State House District 69 (D)
A-
Andrew Learned (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 70 (R)
Race for State House District 72 (D)
Race for State House District 71 (R)
Race for State House District 72 (R)
Race for State House District 73 (D)
Race for State House District 73 (R)
Race for State House District 74 (R)
Race for State House District 75 (R)
Race for State House District 77 (D)
Race for State House District 76 (R)
Race for State House District 78 (D)
Race for State House District 80 (D)
Race for State House District 80 (R)
Race for State House District 81 (R)
B
Bob Rommel (R) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 82 (R)
Race for State House District 84 (D)
Race for State House District 83 (R)
Race for State House District 84 (R)
Race for State House District 85 (D)
Race for State House District 85 (R)
Race for State House District 86 (D)
Race for State House District 86 (R)
Race for State House District 87 (D)
Race for State House District 88 (D)
Race for State House District 89 (D)
A
David Silvers (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 88 (R)
Race for State House District 90 (D)
Race for State House District 89 (R)
Race for State House District 90 (R)
Race for State House District 91 (D)
Race for State House District 92 (R)
Race for State House District 94 (D)
Race for State House District 93 (R)
Race for State House District 94 (R)
Race for State House District 96 (D)
Race for State House District 96 (R)
Race for State House District 100 (D)
Race for State House District 100 (R)
B-
Chip LaMarca (R) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 102 (D)
B+
Michael Gottlieb (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 101 (R)
Race for State House District 103 (D)
A
Robin Bartleman (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 104 (D)
Race for State House District 103 (R)
Race for State House District 110 (R)
Race for State House District 111 (R)
Race for State House District 112 (R)
Race for State House District 114 (D)
Race for State House District 115 (D)
Race for State House District 115 (R)
Race for State House District 117 (D)
Race for State House District 116 (R)
B
Daniel Perez (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 118 (D)
Race for U.S. Senate (R)
F
Marco Rubio (R) NO MEDICAL USE

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. 

Your Elected Officials
Governor
C-
Ron DeSantis (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Attorney General
F
Ashley Moody (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
U.S. Senate
F
Marco Rubio (R) NO MEDICAL USE

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
C
U.S. House District 4
D
John Rutherford (R) NO MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 5
A
Al Lawson (D) DECRIMINALIZE
U.S. House District 6
B-
U.S. House District 7
A
Stephanie Murphy (D) DECRIMINALIZE
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
C-
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
Kathy Castor (D) DECRIMINALIZE
U.S. House District 15
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
A
Brian Mast (R) DECRIMINALIZE
U.S. House District 19
C+
U.S. House District 20
A
Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D) DECRIMINALIZE
U.S. House District 21
A-
Lois Frankel (D) DECRIMINALIZE
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
B-
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) DECRIMINALIZE
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
U.S. House District 27
State Senate District 1
D-
State Senate District 2
B
George Gainer (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 3
B+
Loranne Ausley (D) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 4
B
Aaron Bean (R) DECRIMINALIZE
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 9
B
Jason Brodeur (R) MEDICAL USE
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 27
State Senate District 28
B
Kathleen Passidomo (R) DECRIMINALIZE
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.

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 34
A
Gary Farmer (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State Senate District 35
A+
Shevrin Jones (D) MEDICAL USE
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 DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 52
D
State House District 53
B
Randy Fine (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 59
A-
Andrew Learned (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
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 79
State House District 87
A
David Silvers (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 93
B-
Chip LaMarca (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 95
A+
Anika Omphroy (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
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 104
A
Robin Bartleman (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
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