Maryland Guide
Upcoming Election
Your Elected Officials
Governor
C
Larry Hogan (R) MEDICAL USE MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION

Based on responses to our Maryland NORML's 2019 candidate survey and other available records, Governor Larry Hogan vetoed paraphernalia decriminalization - Vetoed changing public consumption from criminal charge to civil fine - Did not sign expungement bill - Does not support adult use (only supports medical)

A
Wes Moore (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Wes will legalize cannabis, expunge the records of anyone convicted of simple possession, and prioritize equitable access to this emerging industry.

Lieutenant Governor
A
Aruna Miller (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

In March 2018, Miller said she supported studying alternative treatments, including ibogaine and marijuana, to help patients wean themselves from opioids

U.S. Senate
B
Chris Van Hollen (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. Senate
C
Ben Cardin (D) MEDICAL USE MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
Cardin is not on the record as supporting any changes in federal marijuana laws, not even medical marijuana.
U.S. House District 1
F
Andy Harris (R)

Andy Harris is the sponsor the DC rider that prohibits DC from spending money on cannabis legalization.

Andy Harris championed bipartisan legislation for medical marijuana research, to further explore possibilities for easing suffering and pain of loved ones.
U.S. House District 2
A
Dutch Ruppersberger (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
U.S. House District 3
A
John Sarbanes (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
U.S. House District 4
A
Anthony Brown (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 5
A
Steny Hoyer (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
U.S. House District 6
A
David Trone (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 7
A
Kweisi Mfume (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 8
A+
Jamie Raskin (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 3
B
Ron Young (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 6
C-
John Salling (R) DECRIMINALIZE

Responding to a 2018 questionnaire with the Baltimore Sun, Salling said that he does not support the legalization of recreational marijuana and that he only supports medical marijuana.

State Senate District 12
B
Clarence Lam (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 13
B
State Senate District 15
B+
Brian Feldman (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State Senate District 20
A
William Smith (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 37
F
Addie Eckardt (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 38
D
State House District 3B
B
Ken Kerr (D)
State House District 4
D
Jesse Pippy (R)

Pippy has voted against cannabis legalization

F
Dan Cox (R)
State House District 6
F
C-
Bob Long (R)

In a 2018 survey, Long stated that he supports the legalization of medical marijuana but is "personally against" legalizing recreational marijuana use; he followed that by saying that if recreational marijuana were legalized, he would want the tax revenue to go towards drug education programs.

B+
Robin Grammer (R)

Del. Grammer voted in favor of reducing penalties for marijuana use and sits on the state's official Marijuana Legalization Work Group

State House District 12
B
Terri Hill (D) DECRIMINALIZE
A
Jessica Feldmark (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 16
A+
B+
B+
Sara Love (D)
State House District 17
A
Kumar Barve (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
A
Jim Gilchrist (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Sponsored HB1264 in 2018, which would have legalized recreational use for people 21+ and would have legalized possession of up to one ounce of marijuana 

A
Julie Palakovich Carr (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

In the 2020 legislative session, Palakovich-Carr sponsored HB1400 (which would make possession more legal and direct marijuana tax revenue to education) as well as HB550 (which would decriminalize possession up to one ounce)

State House District 20
A
State House District 34B
F
Susan McComas (R)

Susan McComas is on the House Judiciary Committee. She has consistently voted no on cannabis legalization legislation.

State House District 37A
State House District 37B
D
Christopher Adams (R) DECRIMINALIZE
B
Johnny Mautz (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 38B
C-
Carl Anderton (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 43
A
Curt Anderson (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
B