New Jersey Guide
Upcoming Election
Your Elected Officials
Governor
A+
Phil Murphy (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. Senate
A+
Cory Booker (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Senator Cory Booker supports federal legalization of marijuana through de-scheduling cannabis. Senator Booker has continued to be outspoken in his beliefs and has introduced bills to further the progress of marijuana reform. He also discusses the possible dangers of cannabis, supports more studies on the effects of it, and acknowledges the inequalities in the industry of marijuana.

U.S. Senate
C
Bob Menendez (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Senator Bob Menendez publically supports equal banking rights for cannabis businesses. Senator Menendez has not made many statements regarding his position on legalizing marijuana. 

U.S. House District 1
A
Donald Norcross (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 2
C
Jeff Van Drew (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

 

 

 

U.S. House District 3
A
Andy Kim (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 4
F
U.S. House District 5
U.S. House District 6
A
Frank Pallone (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
U.S. House District 7
C
Tom Kean (R)
U.S. House District 9
A
Bill Pascrell (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 11
A
Mikie Sherrill (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 12
A+
Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

 

 

State Senate District 1
F
Mike Testa (R)

Mike Testa is against the legalization of marijuana, one of his main reasons being that he thinks legalization will be put children in danger. 

State Senate District 2
D-
Vince Polistina (R)

Vince Polistina is not outspoken on his stance on marijuana. He is the primary sponsor of Bill S3456 which requires detention of and parental notification when an underage person purchases or possesses alcoholic beverages or cannabis. 

State Senate District 3
A
John Burzichelli (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

John Burzichelli supports the legalization of marijuana and sponsored bill A1708 which would have required circumstantial coverage for medical cannabis under workers' compensation, PIP, and health insurance.

State Senate District 4
B
Paul Moriarty (D)

Paul Moriarty has made no readily available statements regarding their position on marijuana policy. However, they sponsored bill A4172 which protects employees from discrimination on the basis of off-hour marijuana use. 

State Senate District 5
B+
Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D) MEDICAL USE
Sponsored legislation to expand state MMJ program
State Senate District 6
B
James Beach (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 7
A+
Troy Singleton (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Senator Troy Singleton is very supportive of marijuana, especially medical marijuana and making it more accessible to patients. He has introduced proposals to make this possible including insurance coverage and the allowance of home grow. 

State Senate District 9
F
Carmen Amato (R)

Carmen Amato is very opposed to marijuana use and legalization, stating that it is dangerous for communities and children.

State Senate District 10
F
Jim Holzapfel (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Senator Jim Holzapfel is extremely against marijuana legalization and is strong on his stance.

State Senate District 11
A
Vin Gopal (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Senator Vin Gopal supports marijuana legalization and particularly supports home grow.

State Senate District 13
B
Declan O'Scanlon (R) MEDICAL USE

Senator Declan O'Scanlon supports legal, medical marijuana and has put forth efforts to make it more accessible to those who need it.

State Senate District 14
C+
Linda Greenstein (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Senator Linda Greenstein supports decriminalization of marijuana and medical marijuana.

State Senate District 15
B
Shirley Turner (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

While Senator Shirley Turner has not always have been supportive of legalizing marijuana, in recent years she has expressed her support and has supported bills which do so.

State Senate District 16
B+
Andrew Zwicker (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Senator Andrew Zwicker has supported bills which involve marijuana legalization.

State Senate District 18
A
Patrick Diegnan (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE

Patrick Diegnan supports medical and personal adult use marijuana. 

State Senate District 19
B
Joseph Vitale (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Senator Joseph Vitale supports medical marijuana and states that it is a safer alternative to opioids.

State Senate District 20
C-
Joe Cryan (D) MEDICAL USE

Senator Joe Cryan has supported a bill which would require a limit to THC potency in cannabis products.

State Senate District 21
F
Jon Bramnick (R)

Senator Jon Bramnick does not support marijuana legalization.

State Senate District 22
A+
Nicholas Scutari (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Senator Nicholas Scutari helped legalize marijuana in New Jersey even after many colleagues told him it would be impossible. He does not support any policy that bans a person from using marijuana when they are off-duty. 

State Senate District 23
F
Douglas Steinhardt (R)

Senator Douglas Steinhardt opposes marijuana legalization. 

State Senate District 24
F
Parker Space (R)

F. Parker Space is opposed to marijuana legalization.

State Senate District 25
D-
Anthony Bucco (R)

Senator Anthony Bucco is not very supportive or against marijuana legalization although he does believe it was legalized too quickly.

State Senate District 26
F
Joseph Pennacchio (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE

Senator Joseph Pennacchio is strongly opposed to marijuana legalization.

State Senate District 27
B+
John McKeon (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

John McKeon supports marijuana legalization.

State Senate District 29
A+
Teresa Ruiz (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Senator Teresa Ruiz supports marijuana legalization and understands how lack of legalization has negatively impacted different populations. She supports revenue from the cannabis industry to go back to those communities that have been been subject to these negative impacts.

State Senate District 30
C+
Robert Singer (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Senator Robert Singer opposes legalization of marijuana but does support decriminalization.

State Senate District 31
A+
Angela McKnight (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Angela McKnight has made no readily available statements regarding their position on marijuana policy.

State Senate District 33
F
Brian Stack (D)

Senator Brian Stack does not show clear support or opposistion for marijuana legalization.

State Senate District 34
A+
Britnee Timberlake (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Britnee Timberlake supports marijuana legalization.

State Senate District 36
B-
Paul Sarlo (D)

While he does not personally support marijuana legalization, Senator Paul Sarlo understands that people want legalization and he will work to ensure safety standards.

State Senate District 38
C-
Joseph Lagana (D) DECRIMINALIZE

Senator Joseph Lagana supports decriminalization of marijuana.

State Senate District 39
C+
Holly Schepisi (R) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Senator Holly Schepisi supports legalization when the majority also supports it.

State Senate District 40
D+
Kristin Corrado (R) DECRIMINALIZE

Senator Kristin Corrado has expressed possible support of decriminalization but not legalization.

State Assembly District 14
A
Wayne DeAngelo (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State Assembly District 17
A-
Joseph Danielsen (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
State Assembly District 20
A+
Annette Quijano (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State Assembly District 22
A
James Kennedy (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Co-sponsored a bill that would "Legalize possession and personal use of small amounts of marijuana for persons age 21 and over; create Division of Marijuana Enforcement and licensing structure."
State Assembly District 23
F
Erik Peterson (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
F
John DiMaio (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State Assembly District 26
D-
Jay Webber (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State Assembly District 38
C+
Lisa Swain (D)

Lisa Swain has made no readily available statements regarding their position on marijuana policy; however, they have supported several bills in favour of the cause, especially cannabis businesses. 

State Assembly District 39
F
Bob Auth (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Bob Auth has made no readily available statements regarding his position on marijuana policy. However, he has voted against several bills supporting the cause. 

State Assembly District 40
B-
Christopher DePhillips (R) MEDICAL USE

Christopher DePhillips has not made any readily available statements regarding his position on marijuana policy, but has sponsored bill NJ A969, eliminating the sales tax imposed on medical marijuana.