Pennsylvania Guide

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Upcoming Election
Pennsylvania General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Race for President
A
Howie Hawkins (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
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. House District 3
A
Dwight Evans (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for U.S. House District 5
A
Mary Scanlon (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 9
C
Dan Meuser (R)
Dan Meuser, former Revenue Secretary under Governor Tom Corbett, says he was skeptical about the medical effectiveness of the drug, until seeing supportive research. "Meusuer also says while he doesn't think states should be turning to marijuana to balance their budgets money, he does support decriminalizing small amounts for personal use." -WITF
Race for U.S. House District 10
A
Eugene DePasquale (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
B-
Race for U.S. House District 11
C-
Race for U.S. House District 14
B
Bill Marx (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
B-
Guy Reschenthaler (R)

Rep. Reschenthaler co-sponsored a technical PA commonwealth bill regarding medical marijuana permits as a state lawmaker. 

Race for U.S. House District 17
C
D+
Race for U.S. House District 18
A+
Mike Doyle (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
B
Luke Negron (R) MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 3
Race for State Senate District 11
B
Judy Schwank (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State Senate District 13
D+
Race for State Senate District 15
B+
D+
George Scott (D)
"Asked whether he supports legalizing of marijuana, Scott said he believes the negatives outweigh the positives, but believes the penalty should be equivalent to a parking ticket."
Race for State Senate District 19
A-
Carolyn Comitta (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State Senate District 27
A-
Michelle Siegel (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State Senate District 29
Race for State Senate District 31
A
Shanna Danielson (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
B
Mike Regan (R) MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 35
A-
Shaun Dougherty (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State Senate District 43
B
Jay Costa (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 5
B+
Barry Jozwiak (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 14
B
Jim Marshall (R)
Co-sponsored, voted "yea" on medical marijuana bill.
Race for State House District 19
A+
Jake Wheatley (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 20
?
Emily Kinkead (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 24
A
Ed Gainey (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 27
Race for State House District 28
A
Emily Skopov (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
"I support full legalization of marijuana for responsible use by adults... I have met with members of Pennsylvania's Campaign for Compassion and strongly support our state's efforts to legalize the medical use of marijuana. At a time when so many in our state struggle with opioid addiction, we must make marijuana a viable option for those that struggle with pain management."- As submitted to the 'NORML Candidate Questionnaire' on 8/22
Race for State House District 34
Race for State House District 37
A
John Padora (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
D
Mindy Fee (R)
Race for State House District 45
A-
Daniel Devito (R) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 49
B-
Bud Cook (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 53
B
Steven Malagari (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 59
Race for State House District 62
A-
Denny Semsick (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 65
Race for State House District 69
F
Carl Metzgar (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 71
Race for State House District 87
A-
Nicole Miller (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 91
B
Dan Moul (R)
Race for State House District 92
A+
Doug Ross (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 93
Race for State House District 103
Race for State House District 108
Race for State House District 110
D-
Tina Pickett (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 113
B+
Marty Flynn (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 117
B
Karen Boback (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 124
D-
Jerry Knowles (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 125
Race for State House District 128
Race for State House District 129
B
Jim Cox (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 132
B+
Michael Schlossberg (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

*These positions were verified during a phone call with Rep. Schlossberg (by LVNORML's Jeff Riedy) on 2/29/2020

Race for State House District 133
A+
Jeanne McNeill (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE

*These positions were verified 2/28/2020, during an office visit with Rep. McNeil and LVNORML's Jeff Riedy

Race for State House District 142
B-
Lauren Lareau (D)
"Lauren is open to the idea of legalization as a tax revenue source, and thinks we should look at other states that have done so, to see what works and what doesn't." -Campaign
Race for State House District 143
B
Wendy Ullman (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 145
F
Craig Staats (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Voted against legalizing medical marijuana in 2015

Race for State House District 146
A-
Joe Ciresi (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 152
A
Nancy Guenst (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 157
A
Melissa Shusterman (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 169
Race for State House District 174
Race for State House District 178
C+
Wendi Thomas (R)

In a 2019 email to constituents, Thomas claimed that she supports allowing PA residents to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana. She also claims she "fully supports the medical use of Cannabis" and is dissatisfied with the rollout of the state's program.

Race for State House District 180
Race for State House District 196
Your Elected Officials
Governor
B+
Tom Wolf (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
Lieutenant Governor
A
John Fetterman (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
U.S. Senate
D
U.S. Senate
B
Bob Casey (D)
U.S. House District 1
U.S. House District 2
U.S. House District 3
A
Dwight Evans (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
U.S. House District 4
U.S. House District 5
A
Mary Scanlon (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 6
U.S. House District 7
B-
Susan Wild (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
U.S. House District 8
U.S. House District 9
C
Dan Meuser (R)
Dan Meuser, former Revenue Secretary under Governor Tom Corbett, says he was skeptical about the medical effectiveness of the drug, until seeing supportive research. "Meusuer also says while he doesn't think states should be turning to marijuana to balance their budgets money, he does support decriminalizing small amounts for personal use." -WITF
U.S. House District 10
B-
U.S. House District 11
C-
U.S. House District 12
C-
U.S. House District 13
F
U.S. House District 14
B-
Guy Reschenthaler (R)

Rep. Reschenthaler co-sponsored a technical PA commonwealth bill regarding medical marijuana permits as a state lawmaker. 

U.S. House District 15
D+
U.S. House District 16
D
U.S. House District 17
C
U.S. House District 18
A+
Mike Doyle (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State Senate District 3
State Senate District 11
B
Judy Schwank (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 15
B+
State Senate District 16
C
State Senate District 17
A+
Daylin Leach (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State Senate District 20
D-
Lisa Baker (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 21
State Senate District 31
B
Mike Regan (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 33
State Senate District 34
F
Jake Corman (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE

Speaking to Penn-Live in 2018: “Recreational marijuana is a mind-altering narcotic which will harm our youth as it is a depressant and a gateway drug to other illegal substances," Corman continued. "Combine that with a lack of credible research on the societal costs and opposition from prosecutors, the medical community and law enforcement and you have the makings of a catastrophe.”

State Senate District 36
D
Ryan Aument (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 43
B
Jay Costa (D) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 44
A
Katie Muth (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 46
B
Camera Bartolotta (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 50
D
Michele Brooks (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 5
B+
Barry Jozwiak (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 13
State House District 14
B
Jim Marshall (R)
Co-sponsored, voted "yea" on medical marijuana bill.
State House District 19
A+
Jake Wheatley (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 24
A
Ed Gainey (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 37
D
Mindy Fee (R)
State House District 49
B-
Bud Cook (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 53
B
Steven Malagari (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 69
F
Carl Metzgar (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 91
B
Dan Moul (R)
State House District 108
State House District 110
D-
Tina Pickett (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 113
B+
Marty Flynn (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 117
B
Karen Boback (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 124
D-
Jerry Knowles (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 129
B
Jim Cox (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 132
B+
Michael Schlossberg (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

*These positions were verified during a phone call with Rep. Schlossberg (by LVNORML's Jeff Riedy) on 2/29/2020

State House District 133
A+
Jeanne McNeill (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE

*These positions were verified 2/28/2020, during an office visit with Rep. McNeil and LVNORML's Jeff Riedy

State House District 143
B
Wendy Ullman (D) MEDICAL USE
State House District 145
F
Craig Staats (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Voted against legalizing medical marijuana in 2015

State House District 146
A-
Joe Ciresi (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 156
A-
Carolyn Comitta (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 157
A
Melissa Shusterman (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 178
C+
Wendi Thomas (R)

In a 2019 email to constituents, Thomas claimed that she supports allowing PA residents to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana. She also claims she "fully supports the medical use of Cannabis" and is dissatisfied with the rollout of the state's program.

State House District 197