Nebraska Guide

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Upcoming Election
Nebraska General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Race for President
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 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. Senate
D
Ben Sasse (R)

Senator Sasse has largely avoided the topic of marijuana legalization. In the limited statements he has made on the subject, Senator Sasse asserts his belief that marijuana laws should be left up to the individual states. 

Race for U.S. House District 1
B
Kate Bolz (D) MEDICAL USE
F
Jeff Fortenberry (R)

Fortenberry has a consistent track record of voting against any and all progressive marijuana legislation. He is completely against legalizing recreational marijuana, and is deeply skeptical of medical marijuana programs. 

Race for U.S. House District 2
B
Kara Eastman (D) MEDICAL USE
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/5/16/17359188/kara-eastman-nebraska-2nd-congressional-election-medicare-for-all
B-
Donald Bacon (R) DECRIMINALIZE

Representative Donald Bacon has had a mixed record regarding marijuana legislation. He has publicly stated that he does not believe the plant should be legalized personally, but voted in favor of and co-sponsored the SAFE Banking Act of 2019, a progressive piece of ancillary legislation. While not a pioneer for reform, Rep. Bacon is not an active opponent. 

Race for U.S. House District 3
A
Mark Elworth (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
F
Adrian Smith (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 1
D-
Julie Slama (I)

Recently voted against legalizing medical marijuana, after expressing concerns about the bill's "permissiveness" and that she is open to "very controlled" medical marijuana

Race for State Senate District 19
Race for State Senate District 41
Your Elected Officials
Governor
F
Pete Ricketts (R) NO MEDICAL USE
U.S. Senate
D
Ben Sasse (R)

Senator Sasse has largely avoided the topic of marijuana legalization. In the limited statements he has made on the subject, Senator Sasse asserts his belief that marijuana laws should be left up to the individual states. 

U.S. Senate
F
Deb Fischer (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Senator Fischer is vehemently against the legalization of marijuana. She has been outspoken in her anti-marijuana position, going so far as to introduce a bill to instill further regulations on states with medical and/or recreational marijuana. 

U.S. House District 1
F
Jeff Fortenberry (R)

Fortenberry has a consistent track record of voting against any and all progressive marijuana legislation. He is completely against legalizing recreational marijuana, and is deeply skeptical of medical marijuana programs. 

U.S. House District 2
B-
Donald Bacon (R) DECRIMINALIZE

Representative Donald Bacon has had a mixed record regarding marijuana legislation. He has publicly stated that he does not believe the plant should be legalized personally, but voted in favor of and co-sponsored the SAFE Banking Act of 2019, a progressive piece of ancillary legislation. While not a pioneer for reform, Rep. Bacon is not an active opponent. 

U.S. House District 3
F
Adrian Smith (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 1
D-
Julie Slama (I)

Recently voted against legalizing medical marijuana, after expressing concerns about the bill's "permissiveness" and that she is open to "very controlled" medical marijuana

State Senate District 26
B-
Matt Hansen (I) DECRIMINALIZE
Voted for medical in NE state legislature
State Senate District 27
State Senate District 29
B
Kate Bolz (D) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 42
B-
Mike Groene (I) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 46
B
Adam Morfeld (I) DECRIMINALIZE