Kentucky Guide

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Upcoming Election
Kentucky General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Race for President
A
Shawn Howard (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
A
Kamala Harris (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
A-
Jo Jorgensen (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
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

D+
Race for U.S. Senate
B+
Brad Barron (I) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. Senate
B
Amy McGrath (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
"Many veterans suffering from chronic pain and PTSD report improved healthcare outcomes from medical cannabis and I’m proud to stand with the American Legion in calling for the removal of cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug and permit its use to treat ailments that veterans, and others, face. It may also alleviate some of the dependence on opioids for pain relief and that, alone, is a meaningful reason to consider moving in that direction. On the issue of full legalization, I’d like to see our government permit full research on the subject. The Schedule 1 classification means that we can’t even conduct studies on the effect of legalization. Perhaps it’s the military officer in me, but I’m all about thoughtful planning and research before diving head first into fully opening that door. But I hope the state — and the federal government — begin to relax its unnecessarily rigid position on medical cannabis." -Campaign Website
Race for U.S. House District 2
A-
Robert Perry (I) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
A-
Hank Linderman (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
D-
Race for U.S. House District 5
F
Hal Rogers (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
"Since 2000, Rogers has helped direct funding for marijuana eradication efforts of the Kentucky National Guard and the U.S. Forest Service in the Daniel Boone National Forest. " http://nationalrxdrugabusesummit.org/biographies/hon-harold-hal-rogers/
Race for U.S. House District 6
A
Frank Harris (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
"Cannabis can be broken out into three main categories: medical, industrial, and recreational. I am for complete legalization of all three forms of cannabis." -Campaign Website
B
Josh Hicks (D) MEDICAL USE
C-
Andy Barr (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State Senate District 19
B+
Morgan McGarvey (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State Senate District 33
Race for State Senate District 37
Race for State House District 7
B
Suzanne Miles (R) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 11
B
Robert Wiederstein (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 12
B
Jim Gooch (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 15
A
Crystal Chappell (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 30
Race for State House District 31
A
Josie Raymond (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 33
B
Jason Nemes (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 55
Race for State House District 66
A
Roberto Henriquez (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
B+
Christi Kendrick (I) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
F
Ed Massey (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Massey misled the voters of Kentucky House District 66 when he said during his 2018 campaign that he would support legalization of medical marijuana. In 2020 when KY House Bill 136 (a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky) came for a vote in the General Assembly he voted against it. He said he "changed his mind". From Libertarian Party of Kentucky site. 

Race for State House District 67
A
Rachel Roberts (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 71
Race for State House District 86
Race for State House District 88
A
Cherlynn Stevenson (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 91
B
Paula Clemons-Combs (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Your Elected Officials
Governor
B-
Andy Beshear (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Former state Attorney General Andy Beshear narrowly defeated Republican incumbent Matt Bevins on November 5, 2019. 

U.S. Senate
B+
Rand Paul (R)
U.S. Senate
U.S. House District 1
B-
U.S. House District 2
D-
U.S. House District 3
A
U.S. House District 4
U.S. House District 5
F
Hal Rogers (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
"Since 2000, Rogers has helped direct funding for marijuana eradication efforts of the Kentucky National Guard and the U.S. Forest Service in the Daniel Boone National Forest. " http://nationalrxdrugabusesummit.org/biographies/hon-harold-hal-rogers/
U.S. House District 6
C-
Andy Barr (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 3
State Senate District 4
F
Robert Mills (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Recently, Mills and other KY legislators held a press conference outlining their staunch opposition to legalizing medical marijuana in that state (see HB136)

State Senate District 6
C
C.B. Embry (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 14
A
Jimmy Higdon (R) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 16
D-
Max Wise (R)
State Senate District 18
B
Robin Webb (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 19
B+
Morgan McGarvey (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 21
State Senate District 28
State Senate District 37
A
State House District 7
B
Suzanne Miles (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 11
B
Robert Wiederstein (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 12
B
Jim Gooch (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 31
A
Josie Raymond (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
State House District 33
B
Jason Nemes (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 43
A
Charles Booker (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 66
F
Ed Massey (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Massey misled the voters of Kentucky House District 66 when he said during his 2018 campaign that he would support legalization of medical marijuana. In 2020 when KY House Bill 136 (a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky) came for a vote in the General Assembly he voted against it. He said he "changed his mind". From Libertarian Party of Kentucky site. 

State House District 67
A
Rachel Roberts (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 70
State House District 86
D
State House District 88
A
Cherlynn Stevenson (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE