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Upcoming Election
Texas General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Race for U.S. Senate
Race for U.S. House District 1
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Louie Gohmert (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE

Louie Gohmert has voted consistently against marijuana reform in Congress. 

Race for U.S. House District 2
Race for U.S. House District 3
C-
Van Taylor (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Voted “nay” on SB 339 as state Senator against legalizing medical marijuana. https://votesmart.org/candidate/147737/van-taylor?categoryId=101&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.W1qQRKROnYU

Race for U.S. House District 4
F
John Ratcliffe (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Ratcliffe has voted against every piece of marijuana legislation or amendment.

Race for U.S. House District 5
C-
Lance Gooden (R)
Even though recent polling shows a majority of Republican voters want marijuana legalized Lance Gooden does not believe his constituents want legalization of marijuana. http://www.athensreview.com/news/county-law-enforcement-oppose-cite-and-release-policy-on-marijuana/article_0749f81a-b459-11e7-8d85-bff1853d818b.html
Race for U.S. House District 6
F
Ron Wright (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Ronald Write served under retiring prohibitionist Joe Barton who once called to jail medical marijuana patients because the GOP widely expects him to vote similar to his predecessor.
Race for U.S. House District 7
B-
Lizzie Fletcher (D)
According to the Los Angeles Times; During Mrs. Fletcher’s special elections debate she said “more study was needed” to support marijuana legalization. https://www.google.com/amp/www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-midterm-democrats-texas-20180521-story.html%3foutputType=amp
Race for U.S. House District 8
F
Kevin Brady (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 9
A
Al Green (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Rep. Al Green has been very supportive of marijuana reform bills in the House. 

Race for U.S. House District 10
F
Michael McCaul (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION

Michael McCaul is a recipient of GeoGroup, one of America’s largest private prison corporations: https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?id=D000022003&cycle=2016

And a major recipient of the nation’s largest private prison, Corrections Corporation of America; https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cmte=C00366468&cycle=2016 

Race for U.S. House District 12
F
Kay Granger (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
Race for U.S. House District 14
A+
Adrienne Bell (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
As a member of Brand New Congress, Adrienne Bell’s cannabis platform is coordinated with the values of NORML to legalize marijuana. Current Twitter Statements (@adrbell) “It is time to remove marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, and automatically expunge convictions for maruijuana use and possession. #HR4815”
Race for U.S. House District 15
Race for U.S. House District 16
A
Veronica Escobar (D)
"Our current war on drugs has failed. We need to develop a public health regulatory scheme that reduces harm and undermines the black market." -VoteSmart
Race for U.S. House District 18
A
Sheila Jackson Lee (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 20
B-
Joaquin Castro (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 21
D-
Chip Roy (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Chip Roy does not support any marijuana legalization. In an interview with Texas NORML at Chick’s Meat Market in Spring Branch, TX, Roy was cornered on state’s rights for marijuana policy. Roy said “I support the Trump administration’s stance on federalism,” but would not commit to supporting a marijuana bill that defends state’s rights to implement their own marijuana policy.
Race for U.S. House District 22
A
Sri Kulkarni (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
(From his website): “America also needs a new approach to the 47-year failed War on Drugs. We waste more resources, with worse results, than countries who have taken a medical approach to the issue of drug addiction. By treating a medical issue with a medical solution, not a law enforcement solution, we can reduce our drug addiction rate, take revenue directly away from organized crime, and free up resources for police to reduce violent crime.“
Race for U.S. House District 25
A+
Julie Oliver (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
(From her website); “The United States imprisons more of our own people than does any other country on earth. We have to end the practice of CBP and ICE contracting with private, for-profit prisons like the GEO Group. And we have to change the way our justice system is funded, to end the perverse incentives that exacerbate inequalities - especially the massively wasteful, failed war on drugs that has deep roots in the mass incarceration of communities of color. We have to end the federal prohibition on marijuana. It’s humane and sensible from a criminal justice standpoint, it will reduce mass incarceration, save over $1 billion of Medicaid dollars (as a substitute for expensive & addictive opioids), raise tax revenue, and if we do it in Congress at the federal level, we can then respect state-level decisions on the issue and they can create their own tax incentives. My commitments include Ending the disastrous, pointless, failed federal prohibition on marijuana. Finding ways for nonviolent offenders to be held accountable outside of the prison system Dismantling the so-called "school-to-prison" pipeline, as part of the way we approach public education in this country.”
Race for U.S. House District 26
F
Michael Burgess (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 27
D-
Michael Cloud (R)
"Legalization of marijuana is a state issue, and I would not vote to dictate drug policy to states at the federal level." -VoteSmart
Race for U.S. House District 28
D-
Henry Cuellar (D) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE

Henry Cuellar is a major recipient of GeoGroup, one of America’s largest private prison corporations. https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?id=D000022003&cycle=2016

Cuellar is also a major recipient of our nation’s largest private prison, Corrections Corporation of America; https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cmte=C00366468&cycle=2016

In fact, according to OpenSecrets.org, Henry Cuellar is the 4th largest recipient of for-profit prisons in the United States. https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/recips.php?cycle=2018&ind=G7000

Private prisons lobby against marijuana legalization to fill their quotas with more than 70,000 Texans annually for nonviolent possession of marijuana.

Race for U.S. House District 29
B+
Sylvia Garcia (D)
Voted "yea" on a medical marijuana bill that passed the Texas senate in 2015.
Race for U.S. House District 30
A
Eddie Johnson (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 31
F
John Carter (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE

John Carter is a recipient of GeoGroup, one of America’s largest private prison corporations: https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?id=D000022003&cycle=2016

According to OpenSecrets.org, John Carter is the third-largest recipient of private prison contributions in the United States: https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/recips.php?cycle=2018&ind=G7000

These private prisons lobby against marijuana legalization to keep their quotas full of more than 70,000 nonviolent Texans annually for small marijuana possessions.

Race for U.S. House District 32
B-
Colin Allred (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Colin Allred is a civil rights attorney who supports decriminalization and medical marijuana access. He won his campaign against the most obstructionist Representative in Congress against marijuana reform, Pete Sessions, R-TX
Race for U.S. House District 33
B-
Marc Veasey (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Marc Veasey has voted for medical marijuana and marijuana banking protections in legalized states. 

Race for U.S. House District 34
A-
Filemon Vela (D) DECRIMINALIZE

Filemon Vela has voted to protect medical marijuana from federal interference and veterans access. 

Race for U.S. House District 35
A
Lloyd Doggett (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 36
F
Brian Babin (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 6
B+
Carol Alvarado (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Carol Alvarado has an excellent voting record in the state House for marijuana reform
Race for State Senate District 24
D-
Dawn Buckingham (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 1
B
Gary VanDeaver (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 2
A
Bill Brannon (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Bill Brannon states that he agrees with the Texas Democratic Party Platform to legalize marijuana. http://www.heraldbanner.com/news/local_news/local-officials-unsure-about-call-for-looser-marijuana-laws/article_8083b11a-8241-11e8-a9be-3f6a6bb3b349.html
Race for State House District 3
F
Cecil Bell (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Rep. Cecil Bell is a drug warrior, believing that increased law enforcement is the solution to decreased marijuana consumption. https://house.texas.gov/news/press-releases/?id=4994 He voted against the Compassionate Use Act for severely epileptic patients. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
Race for State House District 5
F
Cole Hefner (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Cole Hefner voted against HB81 to decriminalize marijuana in the state of Texas. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
Race for State House District 7
Race for State House District 11
A+
Alec Johnson (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
In an interview with Texas NORML, Alec Johnson expressed his support for legalization of marijuana and “expunging the records” of past marijuana convictions. During the primaries he said, “ I favor outright legalization of marijuana. Anti-marijuana laws were first and foremost Jim Crow laws and racist in origin. That origin, and the fact that marijuana is far less dangerous than legal alcohol consumption makes it clear to me that full de-criminalization makes the most sense. It would also help end the racist war on drugs which has been a war on communities of people of color.” https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf 
B-
Travis Clardy (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
https://www.news-journal.com/news/local/limited-texas-medical-marijuana-law-rolling-out-amid-more-questions/article_b4d7b644-c197-5014-817f-4782c50d73d1.html Rep. Clardy worked to expand low THC to patients through the Compassionate Use Act, but has not supported depenalization or legalization of marijuana. He coauthored HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana.
Race for State House District 12
Race for State House District 13
Race for State House District 14
B-
John Raney (R) DECRIMINALIZE JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
John Raney coauthored HB 2107 to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Texas: https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
Race for State House District 15
B+
Lorena McGill (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
In a phone interview with Texas NORML Perez explains how a dear friend in Houston is dying of cancer without legal access to marijuana to at least ease the pain of chemotherapy. She is %100 for medical marijuana and decriminalization.
C+
Steve Toth (R) MEDICAL USE JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
Back in 2013 Steve Toth voted Yes on HB184 out of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee to depenalize less than 1 oz. of marijuana: http://txcann.com/texas-cannabis-bills-fail-to-make-the-floor-but-see-progress/
Race for State House District 16
F
Will Metcalf (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Will Metcalf did not even vote yes on SB339 the Compassionate Use Act to provide epileptic Texans low THC cannabis. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
Race for State House District 17
C+
John Cyrier (R) DECRIMINALIZE MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
John Cryer did not support the currently enacted Compassionate Use Act for epileptic Texans to have access to low THC whole plant cannabis. However he did support HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana so he gets a C+. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
Race for State House District 18
B-
Ernest Bailes (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Was not present for the vote in the CUA but he voted yes on HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana.
Race for State House District 19
B+
James White (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
James White cosponsored the Compassionate Use Act and coauthored HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Texas. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
Race for State House District 20
C+
Terry Wilson (R) MEDICAL USE
Terry Wilson co-authored HB81 to depenalize marijuana in the state of Texas. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
Race for State House District 24
F
Greg Bonnen (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Bonnen didn’t even vote yes on the Compassionate Use Act currently enacted for low THC whole plant cannabis for severely epileptic Texans. And he’s a medical professor.
Race for State House District 29
F
Ed Thompson (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Ed Thompson voted no on the Compassionate Use Act to provide low THC whole plant marijuana to severely epileptic patients. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
Race for State House District 30
B-
Geanie Morrison (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Geanie Morrison voted yes on the Compassionate Use Act and coauthored HB2107 for medical marijuana. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
Race for State House District 33
C+
Justin Holland (R) DECRIMINALIZE
coauthored HB2107, a medical marijuana bill. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
Race for State House District 34
A
Abel Herrero (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
Representative Herrero voted yes on the Compassionate Use Act and coauthored HB81 to decriminalize marijuana. He didn’t support 2107 for medical marijuana and would have received a “C” grade. But as former chair of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee in 2015 he passed HB2165 to fully legalize marijuana out of Committee. It had no chance out of Calendar Comittee but we give Abel an “A” for his support. http://marijuana.heraldtribune.com/2015/05/06/texas-house-committee-approves-bill-to-make-marijuana-legal-for-adults/
Race for State House District 38
A+
Eddie Lucio (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House Rep. Lucio testified before the Health Committee in 2017 to get the medical marijuana bill closer to a floor vote.
Race for State House District 41
B+
Bobby Guerra (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Coauthored HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana and cosponsored the Compassionate Use Act. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
Race for State House District 42
C+
Richard Raymond (D)
Cosponsored the Compassionate Use Act https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
Race for State House District 44
C+
John Kuempel (R)
Voted yes for the Compassionate Use Act
Race for State House District 45
A+
Erin Zwiener (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
During her recent debate at the Blanco Library Erin Zweiner reaffirmed her position on legalizing and regulating marijuana. During the primaries she said, “ Iwill support all of the above policies, but my end goal is full legalization of marijuana. There is not adequate social or medical risk to justify it remaining illegal.”  https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
Race for State House District 46
A+
Sheryl Cole (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Her response to Texas NORML during the primaries: “For far too long, communities that are primarily low-income people of color have been jailed and disenfranchised due to regressive marijuana policy - a description that disproportionately describes my district, HD 46, compared to the rest of the state. I applaud the local efforts in Travis County (and elsewhere) to make sure we aren’t ruining the lives of individuals for possessing marijuana, but we can do better at a state and federal level. While I do not believe that the legalization marijuana will solve all of our criminal justice issues, it is certainly progress and a necessary step. The additional tax revenue that can go towards our ailing education, healthcare, and transportation systems is also very welcomed.”  https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
Race for State House District 47
A
Vikki Goodwin (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
Ms. Vikki Goodwin expressed support for marijuana legalization to Texas NORML during the primaries. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
Race for State House District 48
A
Donna Howard (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 49
B+
Gina Hinojosa (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Coauthored HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana and HB81 to decriminalize.
Race for State House District 52
A+
James Talarico (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
From his website: “We must reform our criminal justice system by legalizing marijuana, reforming bail bonds, divesting from privately-owned prisons, and promoting community policing initiatives to build trust between police officers and the neighborhoods they serve.“
Race for State House District 53
F
Andrew Murr (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the Compassionate Use Act
Race for State House District 55
D-
Race for State House District 56
B+
Katherine Turner-Pearson (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Her website demands a reduction in Texas prison population. “why so many in prison?” She asks. In a phone interview with Texas NORML Katherine says she fully supports medical marijuana. She says as State Senator she will support recreational marijuana legalization if federal barriers are removed.
Race for State House District 57
A
Jason Rogers (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
Believes in re-scheduling Marijuana, federally legalizing medical Marijuana, as well as federally legalizing "responsible use of marijuana by adults and regulate it just as we do alcohol."- As submitted to the 'NORML Candidate Questionnaire' on 2/11 His profile pic shows him wearing a NORML tee shaking the hand of Lupe Valdez. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=362924930883304&id=295839347591863&_ft_=mf_story_key.362924930883304%3Atop_level_post_id.362924930883304%3Atl_objid.362924930883304%3Acontent_owner_id_new.295839347591863%3Athrowback_story_fbid.362924930883304%3Apage_id.295839347591863%3Astory_location.4%3Apage_insights.%7B%22295839347591863%22%3A%7B%22role%22%3A1%2C%22page_id%22%3A295839347591863%2C%22post_context%22%3A%7B%22story_fbid%22%3A362924930883304%2C%22publish_time%22%3A1526579124%2C%22story_name%22%3A%22EntStatusCreationStory%22%2C%22object_fbtype%22%3A266%7D%2C%22actor_id%22%3A295839347591863%2C%22psn%22%3A%22EntStatusCreationStory%22%2C%22sl%22%3A4%2C%22dm%22%3A%7B%22isShare%22%3A0%2C%22originalPostOwnerID%22%3A0%7D%2C%22targets%22%3A%5B%7B%22page_id%22%3A295839347591863%2C%22actor_id%22%3A295839347591863%2C%22role%22%3A1%2C%22post_id%22%3A362924930883304%2C%22share_id%22%3A0%7D%5D%7D%7D&__tn__=%2C%3B
F
Trent Ashby (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Voted no to the Compassionate Use Act.
Race for State House District 63
C+
Tan Parker (R)
Voted yes compassionate use act
Race for State House District 64
C+
Lynn Stucky (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Coauthored HB2107 out of committee even though it had no chance of a floor vote. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
Race for State House District 65
A-
Michelle Beckley (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
"Texas should immediately fully legalize medical and recreational use and sales of Cannabis. The failed war on drugs is costing taxpayers millions of dollars annually, footing the bill for the large private prison system in Texas. Recreational use of marijuana should be legal and available to all those individuals 21+ in age with the exception of younger patients seeking the medical benefits of cannabis... In the end we must vote for Federal leadership that supports legalization of cannabis. At the very least we must move cannabis from a Schedule 1 to a Schedule 2 so that we have access and funding for all cannabis related research. "- As submitted to the 'NORML Candidate Questionnaire' on 9/3 While NORML does not advocate for a “schedule 2” status (cocaine is schedule 2), Beckley’s response during the primaries secures her an -A: “In the Texas House, we will legislate towards the immediate decriminalization of cannabis for medical use. Many veterans that suffer from PTSD, cancer patients and those with chronic illnesses need more access to low cost medicine to which medicinal cannabis can provide. In addition, we must look towards states like Colorado which have seen enormous economic gains from the industry and similarly use the opportunity of the cannabis industry to grow small businesses, put tax revenue towards education and increase the quality of life for all Texans. Our local communities deserve better than being put on the sidelines when so many benefits are being seen around them.“ https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
Race for State House District 66
A+
Sharon Hirsch (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
Sharon Hirsch supports marijuana legalization. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf From her website: “Our criminal justice system should be refocused on the rehabilitation of offenders and the restoration of our communities. We need to rethink our response to minor offenses, and one of the first steps we can take is to legalize the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana. Like alcohol, this can be well regulated and taxed to provide a new revenue source for our state. Additionally, we must take steps toward meaningful bail reform and move to a system of risk-based assessments with regard to incarceration.“
F
Matt Shaheen (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the CUA for severely epileptic patients. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
Race for State House District 67
F
Jeff Leach (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 70
C-
Scott Sanford (R)
Voted yes for the CUA https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
Race for State House District 71
A
Sam Hatton (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
In a phone interview with Texas NORML Sam Hatton said he supports legalized medical marijuana and using revenue from recreational marijuana for public education.
C+
Stan Lambert (R) DECRIMINALIZE JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
Lambert coauthored HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana.
Race for State House District 73
A
Stephanie Phillips (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
In a phone interview woth Texas NORML, Stephanie Phillips supports a referendum for the people of Texas to vote on legalizing recreational markets. She said “I fully support legalizing medical marijuana.”
C+
Kyle Biedermann (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Kyle coauthored HB2107 the medical marijuana bill that never got a floor vote.
Race for State House District 78
A
Joe Moody (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Representative Joe Moody will very likely author the bill that decriminalizes marijuana early next year in Texas. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf As chair of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee he is drafting legislation to hold Governor Abbott to his word about decriminalizing marijuana during the upcoming January 2019 legislative session. https://www.texastribune.org/2018/10/11/texas-joe-moody-criminal-justice-legislature-marijuana/ Texas Tribune: “Will you be introducing your civil penalty bill again?” Moody: “Yes, civil penalties will be the first bill I file this coming session.” But because he is focused on a realistic decrim bill does not mean he won’t support full marijuana legalization: Texas Tribune: “What impact would the legalization of marijuana have on the projected prison population?” Moody: Legalization isn't something I've proposed — although I would probably support it — and not something I think has a chance of passing. Decriminalization in lieu of a civil penalty, however, would save us over $700 million a year. While it wouldn't impact prison populations, it would decrease local costs by freeing space in county jails.“
Race for State House District 79
Race for State House District 81
F
Brooks Landgraf (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the Compassionate Use Act
Race for State House District 82
F
Thomas Craddick (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the Compassionate Use Act
Race for State House District 83
C
Dustin Burrows (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
Race for State House District 84
C-
John Frullo (R)
Voted yes on the CUA https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
Race for State House District 86
F
John Smithee (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Smithee voted against the Compassionate Use Act
Race for State House District 87
D-
Four Price (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
While Four Price voted no on the CUA and HB2107 for medical marijuana he did surrender the mmj bill out of the Health Committee he chairs.
Race for State House District 88
Race for State House District 91
A
Jeromey Sims (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
In a phone interview with Texas NORML, Jeromey Sims said that recreational marijuana should legalize through a referendum vote. He strongly supports “...immediate legalized medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids, especially for our veterans. It makes me angry what’s happening to our veterans.”
C
Stephanie Klick (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
Though Stephanie Click sponsored the Compassionate Use Program she voted no on HB2107 to legalize marijuana medically.
Race for State House District 93
D+
Matt Krause (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 94
C
Tony Tinderholt (R)
Voted for the Compassionate Use Act
Race for State House District 95
B
Nicole Collier (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 101
B+
Chris Turner (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Chris Turner’s voting record on marijuana reform is impeccable.
Race for State House District 104
B+
Jessica Gonzalez (D) MEDICAL USE
In a phone interview with Texas NORML Jessica Gonzales says she supports medical marijuana “para medicamento por la gente del estado de Tejas.”
Race for State House District 105
A
Terry Meza (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Terry Meza supports marijuana legalization. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
Race for State House District 108
A
Joanna Cattanach (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Joanna Catanach supports marijuana legalization. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
F
Morgan Meyer (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the Compassionate Use Act
Race for State House District 110
Race for State House District 112
A-
Brandy Chambers (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
Brandy Chambers supports marijuana legalization: https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf “My opposition to the civil offense question is because I don't think possession of marijuana should be a criminal or civil action UNLESS it is by a person under the age of 21. Then, it should be a civil offense with a fine, not criminal.” While NORML would support reducing civil penalties for nonviolent marijuana possession over nothing, it is well understood that decrim without legal markets would empower the black market. NORML supports access to medical marijuana for minors, a position Mrs. Chambers would have to clarify. Ironically, Mrs. Chamber’s support of specialty courts would find her likely supporting decriminalization measures.  
B
Angie Chen Button (R)

Voted in favor of the Texas Compassionate Care Act, which expanded the state's medical cannabis program

Race for State House District 113
B
Rhetta Bowers (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
“I support access to marijuana for medicinal purposes and believe that this would keep residents from having to move/travel to other states to receive proper treatment.” https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf  
Race for State House District 115
A+
Julie Johnson (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
In a candid phone interview with Julie Johnson’s campaign manager Sarah, this campaign is ready to go to work on marijuana reform during the 2019 legislative session. The campaign is receiving local support from individuals who need marijuana for medicine to business entrepeneurs who are “ready to invest in our district with marijuana businesses.” Texas NORML is glad to have Julie Johnson’s full support.
Race for State House District 117
B+
Philip Cortez (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Phillip Cortez coauthored HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Texas.
Race for State House District 120
A
Barbara Gervin-Hawkins (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Supported indicated by responses given to Texas NORML- https://www.texasnorml.org/voters-guide/?fbclid=IwAR2454vVxGJaO57wXT6tBIunQpSlnMkVAtKL2R3r4Zs4HWTv8Og00v9Nbzw
Race for State House District 121
B+
Celina Montoya (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
In an interview with Texas NORML on San Antonio’s The Source on Texas Public Radio on 10/30/18 during a moderated debate Celina Montoya answered that she supports medical “marijuana oils as they have been legalized in other states.” She expressed support for decriminalization and said legalization efforts have been “very effective” in other states. http://www.tpr.org/post/celina-montoya-and-steve-allison-race-fill-joe-straus-d-121-seat-texas-house
C-
Steve Allison (R) DECRIMINALIZE
In an interview with Texas NORML on San Antonio’s The Source from Texas Public Radio on 10/30/18, Mr. Allison expressed support for medical marijuana specifically for epilepsy (the Compassionate Use Program is currently too restrictive and expensive to reach the epileptics it was intended for). However, when Allison mentioned depenalizing marijuana possessions with drug classes he expressed concern with decriminalization by revisiting debunked propaganda stating “I believe marijuana is a gateway drug.” http://www.tpr.org/post/celina-montoya-and-steve-allison-race-fill-joe-straus-d-121-seat-texas-house
Race for State House District 122
A+
Claire Barnett (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Claire Barnett supports legalized marijuana. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf “Our criminal justice system wastes valuable resources on criminal prosecution of non-violent drug offenses. The black market that currently exists is far more dangerous to public health and safety than legalizing medical marijuana and decriminalizing and regulating possession of marijuana in small amounts.”
F
Lyle Larson (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the Compassionate Use Act
Race for State House District 124
A
Ina Minjarez (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Ina Minjaris supports marijuana legalization. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf As a ranking member of the House Human Services Committee and the Special Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse, Minjarez may prove a useful ally in legalizing marijuana to combat the opioid crisis.
Race for State House District 125
Race for State House District 126
A
Natali Hurtado (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Natali Hurtado supports marijuana legalization. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
Race for State House District 127
B+
Dan Huberty (R)

Rep. Huberty voted in favor of legalizing hemp, reducing penalties for marijuana offenses, and for what became the Texas Compassionate Care Act

Race for State House District 128
F
Briscoe Cain (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 129
F
Dennis Paul (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on Compassionate Use Act
Race for State House District 131
A
Alma Allen (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Alma Allen has been in avid supporter of marijuana reform in the state House. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
Race for State House District 132
A+
Gina Calanni (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Gina Calanni supports marijuana legalization. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
Race for State House District 135
A+
Jon Rosenthal (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Jon Rosenthal’s support for criminal justice reform and eliminating the private prison lobby says it all. But in an interview with Texas NORML, here is what he has to say; “I also support releasing non-violent offenders serving time in prison, particularly those who are ONLY convicted of possession of quantities for personal use.“ “ I personally believe that marijuana should be decriminalized, regulated, and taxed in much the same way we address alcohol and tobacco. I would also push for using the revenue from the taxes primarily for public education.“ Agrees with expungement of criminal histories for minor possessions.
Race for State House District 136
B
John Bucy (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
“While I favor allowing the use of medical marijuana and decriminalization for small amounts of marijuana I would like more information around the legalization debate. I am eager to learn more and have an open dialogue.”   https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
Race for State House District 137
B+
Gene Wu (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Gene Wu has an excellent voting record for marijuana reform in the state house: https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
Race for State House District 138
Race for State House District 139
A
Jarvis Johnson (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Jarvis Johnson supports legalized marijuana. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
Race for State House District 142
Race for State House District 146
B+
Shawn Thierry (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Shawn Thierry has an excellent voting record for marijuana reform in the state house
Race for State House District 147
A+
Garnet Coleman (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Garnet Coleman supports marijuana legalization. Reading his voting record Joint authoring and sponsoring every major marijuana legislation in the legislature is proof of that. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
Race for State House District 149
B-
Hubert Vo (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Voted no on the CUA but coauthored HB2107 for medical marijuana
Race for State House District 150
D-
Valoree Swanson (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
When Valorie Swanson is never available for a vote or comment on marijuana policy, her silence speaks volumes. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
Your Elected Officials
Governor
D+
Gregory Abbott (R)

Governor Abbott signed the Compassionate Use Act in 2015, but with high dispensary application fees (still at half a million annually) through DPS the program is too restrictive and expensive for the epileptic children and adults it was intended for. In his debate with Lupe Valdez the Governor suggested he is open to depenalizing marijuana charges under two ounces to a class C misdemeanor during the 2019 legislative session. 

U.S. Senate
F
Ted Cruz (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Ted Cruz is a recipient of donations both directly and indirectly (through ALEC) of GeoGroup, one of America’s largest private prison corporations: https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?id=D000022003&cycle=2016 For profit prisons lobby against marijuana legalization and legal immigration to keep their lucrative prison quotas. In fact, according to OpenSecrets.org, Ted Cruz is our nation’s 8th largest recipient of for profit prison money; https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/recips.php?cycle=2018&ind=G7000 As a result, more than 70,000 nonviolent Texans are arrested annually for small marijuana possessions.
U.S. Senate
U.S. House District 1
F
Louie Gohmert (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE

Louie Gohmert has voted consistently against marijuana reform in Congress. 

U.S. House District 2
U.S. House District 3
C-
Van Taylor (R) NO MEDICAL USE

Voted “nay” on SB 339 as state Senator against legalizing medical marijuana. https://votesmart.org/candidate/147737/van-taylor?categoryId=101&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.W1qQRKROnYU

U.S. House District 5
C-
Lance Gooden (R)
Even though recent polling shows a majority of Republican voters want marijuana legalized Lance Gooden does not believe his constituents want legalization of marijuana. http://www.athensreview.com/news/county-law-enforcement-oppose-cite-and-release-policy-on-marijuana/article_0749f81a-b459-11e7-8d85-bff1853d818b.html
U.S. House District 6
F
Ron Wright (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Ronald Write served under retiring prohibitionist Joe Barton who once called to jail medical marijuana patients because the GOP widely expects him to vote similar to his predecessor.
U.S. House District 7
B-
Lizzie Fletcher (D)
According to the Los Angeles Times; During Mrs. Fletcher’s special elections debate she said “more study was needed” to support marijuana legalization. https://www.google.com/amp/www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-midterm-democrats-texas-20180521-story.html%3foutputType=amp
U.S. House District 8
F
Kevin Brady (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 9
A
Al Green (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Rep. Al Green has been very supportive of marijuana reform bills in the House. 

U.S. House District 10
F
Michael McCaul (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION

Michael McCaul is a recipient of GeoGroup, one of America’s largest private prison corporations: https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?id=D000022003&cycle=2016

And a major recipient of the nation’s largest private prison, Corrections Corporation of America; https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cmte=C00366468&cycle=2016 

U.S. House District 11
F
Mike Conaway (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE

Conaway is a major recipient of the largest private prison in the nation, Corrections Corporation of America: https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cmte=C00366468&cycle=2016

The CCA lobbies against marijuana legalization to fill their quotas with more than 40,000 annual nonviolent Texans in possession of marijuana.

U.S. House District 12
F
Kay Granger (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
U.S. House District 13
U.S. House District 14
U.S. House District 15
U.S. House District 16
A
Veronica Escobar (D)
"Our current war on drugs has failed. We need to develop a public health regulatory scheme that reduces harm and undermines the black market." -VoteSmart
U.S. House District 17
C-
U.S. House District 18
A
Sheila Jackson Lee (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 19
U.S. House District 20
B-
Joaquin Castro (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 21
D-
Chip Roy (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Chip Roy does not support any marijuana legalization. In an interview with Texas NORML at Chick’s Meat Market in Spring Branch, TX, Roy was cornered on state’s rights for marijuana policy. Roy said “I support the Trump administration’s stance on federalism,” but would not commit to supporting a marijuana bill that defends state’s rights to implement their own marijuana policy.
U.S. House District 22
C-
U.S. House District 23
F
Will Hurd (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE

Will Hurd is a major recipient of GeoGroup, one of America’s largest private prison corporations: https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?id=D000022003&cycle=2016

And the largest recipient of the nation’s largest private prison, Corrections Corporation of America; https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cmte=C00366468&cycle=2016

Private Prisons lobby against marijuana legalization in order to fill their quotas with more than 70,000 nonviolent Texans in small possessions of marijuana annually.

U.S. House District 24
U.S. House District 25
U.S. House District 26
F
Michael Burgess (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 27
D-
Michael Cloud (R)
"Legalization of marijuana is a state issue, and I would not vote to dictate drug policy to states at the federal level." -VoteSmart
U.S. House District 28
D-
Henry Cuellar (D) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE

Henry Cuellar is a major recipient of GeoGroup, one of America’s largest private prison corporations. https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?id=D000022003&cycle=2016

Cuellar is also a major recipient of our nation’s largest private prison, Corrections Corporation of America; https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cmte=C00366468&cycle=2016

In fact, according to OpenSecrets.org, Henry Cuellar is the 4th largest recipient of for-profit prisons in the United States. https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/recips.php?cycle=2018&ind=G7000

Private prisons lobby against marijuana legalization to fill their quotas with more than 70,000 Texans annually for nonviolent possession of marijuana.

U.S. House District 29
B+
Sylvia Garcia (D)
Voted "yea" on a medical marijuana bill that passed the Texas senate in 2015.
U.S. House District 30
A
Eddie Johnson (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 31
F
John Carter (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE

John Carter is a recipient of GeoGroup, one of America’s largest private prison corporations: https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?id=D000022003&cycle=2016

According to OpenSecrets.org, John Carter is the third-largest recipient of private prison contributions in the United States: https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/recips.php?cycle=2018&ind=G7000

These private prisons lobby against marijuana legalization to keep their quotas full of more than 70,000 nonviolent Texans annually for small marijuana possessions.

U.S. House District 32
B-
Colin Allred (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Colin Allred is a civil rights attorney who supports decriminalization and medical marijuana access. He won his campaign against the most obstructionist Representative in Congress against marijuana reform, Pete Sessions, R-TX
U.S. House District 33
B-
Marc Veasey (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Marc Veasey has voted for medical marijuana and marijuana banking protections in legalized states. 

U.S. House District 34
A-
Filemon Vela (D) DECRIMINALIZE

Filemon Vela has voted to protect medical marijuana from federal interference and veterans access. 

U.S. House District 35
A
Lloyd Doggett (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 36
F
Brian Babin (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 2
F
Bob Hall (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
Texas NORML spoke with staffers of Senator Hall reading out the various grade qualifications for marijuana policy. The staffer replied “No one can answer that for Mr. Hall” and hung up. The opportunity to answer is always there, but hanging up is a failing grade.
State Senate District 3
B+
Robert Nichols (R) DECRIMINALIZE
In 2015, State Senator Nichols voted Yes on SB339 to legally regulate medical marijuana in the state of Texas.
State Senate District 5
C-
Charles Schwertner (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
In 2015 State Senator Charles Shwertner voted Yes on SB339 the Compassionate Use Act in Texas. But when a more comprehensive bill to legalize medical marijuana reached the committee he Chairs for Health and Human Services he let SB269 languish in 2017. TXCann shows that despite Schwertner being a doctor his doners aren’t that friendly to legalization: http://txcann.com/donors-questioned-medical-marijuana-failure-texas/
State Senate District 6
B+
Carol Alvarado (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Carol Alvarado has an excellent voting record in the state House for marijuana reform
State Senate District 7
C
Paul Bettencourt (R) DECRIMINALIZE JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
While State Senator Bettencourt supported SB339 to legalize medical marijuana in the State of Texas with a yes vote, he was not supportive of Houston DA Kim Og’s successful efforts to decriminalize marijuana in Harris County. NORML’s position is we can’t legalize mmj if we keep throwing patients in jail.
State Senate District 8
F
Angela Paxton (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
DallasMN: “What is your position on proposals to (a) legalize medicinal use of marijuana and (b) reclassify possession of small amounts of pot as a fine-only offense? Does this language need to be updated?” Angela Paxton: “I am opposed to the legalization and decriminalization of drugs.“ https://voterguide.dallasnews.com/2018-primary/candidates/75/
State Senate District 9
D-
Kelly Hancock (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Senator Hancock voted against SB339 to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Texas.
State Senate District 15
B+
John Whitmire (D) MEDICAL USE
Senator Whitmire voted yes on SB339 the Compassionate Use Act and he defended Harris County DA Kim Og for decriminalizing marijuana. https://www.texastribune.org/2017/02/16/texas-lawmakers-disagree-houston-moves-decriminalize-marijuana/
State Senate District 16
B+
Nathan Johnson (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
(From an interview with the Dallas Morning News): What is your position on proposals to (a) legalize medicinal use of marijuana and (b) reclassify possession of small amounts of pot as a fine-only offense? Does this language need to be updated? “I favor both proposals. They will alleviate suffering, decrease expense in medicine and in criminal justice, increase productivity (by, among other things, allowing small-time users to be gainfully employed), and promote family cohesion.“ https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf During the primaries Nathan had this to say to Texas NORML: “Regarding the legalized and regulated use of marijuana (Question 3), I think Texas needs more time and more data before asking the public to decide the matter. Other states are currently serving as laboratories. Data from their experiences will affect attitudes here, and will help the discussion proceed on a more informed, less conjectural basis. De-criminalization, meanwhile, is urgent, benevolent, and beneficial to the state.”
State Senate District 17
D-
Joan Huffman (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Senator Huffman said DA Kim Og’s decriminalization of marijuana in Harris County was “bad for Texas families.” https://www.texastribune.org/2017/02/16/texas-lawmakers-disagree-houston-moves-decriminalize-marijuana/
State Senate District 23
A+
Royce West (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Texas State Senator West is an outspoken supporter of marijuana legalization: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Weed-Laws-5p-072718_Dallas-Fort-Worth-489379041.html%3famp=y
State Senate District 24
D-
Dawn Buckingham (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 25
F
Donna Campbell (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Senator Cambell, although she is a physician, has been a vocal opponent of even medical marijuana, stating she “needs more than anecdotal evidence that cannabis works” http://txcann.com/texas-senator-medical-marijuana-anecdotal-evidence/
State Senate District 30
D
Pat Fallon (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Senator Fallon has been backed by Lietenant Governor Patrick and doners that are not in favor of marijuana legalization.
State Senate District 31
F
Kel Seliger (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
https://www.google.com/amp/www.lubbockonline.com/article/20141019/NEWS/310199878%3ftemplate=ampart Senator Seliger is a staunch, vocal opponent of marijuana legalization, stating “it’s just not going to happen.”
State House District 1
B
Gary VanDeaver (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 2
F
Dan Flynn (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Rep. Flynn is an outspoken opponent of marijuana legalization: http://www.heraldbanner.com/news/local_news/local-officials-unsure-about-call-for-looser-marijuana-laws/article_8083b11a-8241-11e8-a9be-3f6a6bb3b349.html He voted against the Compassionate Use Act for severely epileptic patients. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
State House District 3
F
Cecil Bell (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Rep. Cecil Bell is a drug warrior, believing that increased law enforcement is the solution to decreased marijuana consumption. https://house.texas.gov/news/press-releases/?id=4994 He voted against the Compassionate Use Act for severely epileptic patients. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
State House District 5
F
Cole Hefner (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Cole Hefner voted against HB81 to decriminalize marijuana in the state of Texas. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
State House District 10
F
John Wray (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
John Wray voted no against the Compassionate Use Act https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
State House District 11
B-
Travis Clardy (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
https://www.news-journal.com/news/local/limited-texas-medical-marijuana-law-rolling-out-amid-more-questions/article_b4d7b644-c197-5014-817f-4782c50d73d1.html Rep. Clardy worked to expand low THC to patients through the Compassionate Use Act, but has not supported depenalization or legalization of marijuana. He coauthored HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana.
State House District 14
B-
John Raney (R) DECRIMINALIZE JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
John Raney coauthored HB 2107 to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Texas: https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
State House District 15
C+
Steve Toth (R) MEDICAL USE JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
Back in 2013 Steve Toth voted Yes on HB184 out of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee to depenalize less than 1 oz. of marijuana: http://txcann.com/texas-cannabis-bills-fail-to-make-the-floor-but-see-progress/
State House District 16
F
Will Metcalf (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Will Metcalf did not even vote yes on SB339 the Compassionate Use Act to provide epileptic Texans low THC cannabis. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
State House District 17
C+
John Cyrier (R) DECRIMINALIZE MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
John Cryer did not support the currently enacted Compassionate Use Act for epileptic Texans to have access to low THC whole plant cannabis. However he did support HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana so he gets a C+. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
State House District 18
B-
Ernest Bailes (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Was not present for the vote in the CUA but he voted yes on HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana.
State House District 19
B+
James White (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
James White cosponsored the Compassionate Use Act and coauthored HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Texas. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
State House District 20
C+
Terry Wilson (R) MEDICAL USE
Terry Wilson co-authored HB81 to depenalize marijuana in the state of Texas. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
State House District 24
F
Greg Bonnen (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Bonnen didn’t even vote yes on the Compassionate Use Act currently enacted for low THC whole plant cannabis for severely epileptic Texans. And he’s a medical professor.
State House District 26
B-
Rick Miller (R) MEDICAL USE
Rick Miller was a cosponsor of the Compassionate Use Act and he coauthored HB81 to depenalize marijuana possessions under 1oz. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
State House District 29
F
Ed Thompson (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Ed Thompson voted no on the Compassionate Use Act to provide low THC whole plant marijuana to severely epileptic patients. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
State House District 30
B-
Geanie Morrison (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Geanie Morrison voted yes on the Compassionate Use Act and coauthored HB2107 for medical marijuana. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
State House District 33
C+
Justin Holland (R) DECRIMINALIZE
coauthored HB2107, a medical marijuana bill. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
State House District 34
A
Abel Herrero (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
Representative Herrero voted yes on the Compassionate Use Act and coauthored HB81 to decriminalize marijuana. He didn’t support 2107 for medical marijuana and would have received a “C” grade. But as former chair of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee in 2015 he passed HB2165 to fully legalize marijuana out of Committee. It had no chance out of Calendar Comittee but we give Abel an “A” for his support. http://marijuana.heraldtribune.com/2015/05/06/texas-house-committee-approves-bill-to-make-marijuana-legal-for-adults/
State House District 38
A+
Eddie Lucio (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House Rep. Lucio testified before the Health Committee in 2017 to get the medical marijuana bill closer to a floor vote.
State House District 41
B+
Bobby Guerra (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Coauthored HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana and cosponsored the Compassionate Use Act. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
State House District 42
C+
Richard Raymond (D)
Cosponsored the Compassionate Use Act https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
State House District 44
C+
John Kuempel (R)
Voted yes for the Compassionate Use Act
State House District 45
A+
Erin Zwiener (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
During her recent debate at the Blanco Library Erin Zweiner reaffirmed her position on legalizing and regulating marijuana. During the primaries she said, “ Iwill support all of the above policies, but my end goal is full legalization of marijuana. There is not adequate social or medical risk to justify it remaining illegal.”  https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
State House District 46
A+
Sheryl Cole (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Her response to Texas NORML during the primaries: “For far too long, communities that are primarily low-income people of color have been jailed and disenfranchised due to regressive marijuana policy - a description that disproportionately describes my district, HD 46, compared to the rest of the state. I applaud the local efforts in Travis County (and elsewhere) to make sure we aren’t ruining the lives of individuals for possessing marijuana, but we can do better at a state and federal level. While I do not believe that the legalization marijuana will solve all of our criminal justice issues, it is certainly progress and a necessary step. The additional tax revenue that can go towards our ailing education, healthcare, and transportation systems is also very welcomed.”  https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
State House District 47
A
Vikki Goodwin (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
Ms. Vikki Goodwin expressed support for marijuana legalization to Texas NORML during the primaries. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
State House District 48
A
Donna Howard (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 49
B+
Gina Hinojosa (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Coauthored HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana and HB81 to decriminalize.
State House District 52
A+
James Talarico (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
From his website: “We must reform our criminal justice system by legalizing marijuana, reforming bail bonds, divesting from privately-owned prisons, and promoting community policing initiatives to build trust between police officers and the neighborhoods they serve.“
State House District 53
F
Andrew Murr (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the Compassionate Use Act
State House District 55
D-
State House District 57
F
Trent Ashby (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Voted no to the Compassionate Use Act.
State House District 63
C+
Tan Parker (R)
Voted yes compassionate use act
State House District 64
C+
Lynn Stucky (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Coauthored HB2107 out of committee even though it had no chance of a floor vote. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
State House District 65
A-
Michelle Beckley (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
"Texas should immediately fully legalize medical and recreational use and sales of Cannabis. The failed war on drugs is costing taxpayers millions of dollars annually, footing the bill for the large private prison system in Texas. Recreational use of marijuana should be legal and available to all those individuals 21+ in age with the exception of younger patients seeking the medical benefits of cannabis... In the end we must vote for Federal leadership that supports legalization of cannabis. At the very least we must move cannabis from a Schedule 1 to a Schedule 2 so that we have access and funding for all cannabis related research. "- As submitted to the 'NORML Candidate Questionnaire' on 9/3 While NORML does not advocate for a “schedule 2” status (cocaine is schedule 2), Beckley’s response during the primaries secures her an -A: “In the Texas House, we will legislate towards the immediate decriminalization of cannabis for medical use. Many veterans that suffer from PTSD, cancer patients and those with chronic illnesses need more access to low cost medicine to which medicinal cannabis can provide. In addition, we must look towards states like Colorado which have seen enormous economic gains from the industry and similarly use the opportunity of the cannabis industry to grow small businesses, put tax revenue towards education and increase the quality of life for all Texans. Our local communities deserve better than being put on the sidelines when so many benefits are being seen around them.“ https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
State House District 66
F
Matt Shaheen (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the CUA for severely epileptic patients. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
State House District 67
F
Jeff Leach (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 70
C-
Scott Sanford (R)
Voted yes for the CUA https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
State House District 71
C+
Stan Lambert (R) DECRIMINALIZE JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
Lambert coauthored HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana.
State House District 73
C+
Kyle Biedermann (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Kyle coauthored HB2107 the medical marijuana bill that never got a floor vote.
State House District 78
A
Joe Moody (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Representative Joe Moody will very likely author the bill that decriminalizes marijuana early next year in Texas. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf As chair of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee he is drafting legislation to hold Governor Abbott to his word about decriminalizing marijuana during the upcoming January 2019 legislative session. https://www.texastribune.org/2018/10/11/texas-joe-moody-criminal-justice-legislature-marijuana/ Texas Tribune: “Will you be introducing your civil penalty bill again?” Moody: “Yes, civil penalties will be the first bill I file this coming session.” But because he is focused on a realistic decrim bill does not mean he won’t support full marijuana legalization: Texas Tribune: “What impact would the legalization of marijuana have on the projected prison population?” Moody: Legalization isn't something I've proposed — although I would probably support it — and not something I think has a chance of passing. Decriminalization in lieu of a civil penalty, however, would save us over $700 million a year. While it wouldn't impact prison populations, it would decrease local costs by freeing space in county jails.“
State House District 81
F
Brooks Landgraf (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the Compassionate Use Act
State House District 82
F
Thomas Craddick (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the Compassionate Use Act
State House District 83
C
Dustin Burrows (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
State House District 84
C-
John Frullo (R)
Voted yes on the CUA https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
State House District 86
F
John Smithee (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Smithee voted against the Compassionate Use Act
State House District 87
D-
Four Price (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
While Four Price voted no on the CUA and HB2107 for medical marijuana he did surrender the mmj bill out of the Health Committee he chairs.
State House District 91
C
Stephanie Klick (R) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
Though Stephanie Click sponsored the Compassionate Use Program she voted no on HB2107 to legalize marijuana medically.
State House District 92
B-
Jonathan Stickland (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Voted for HB2107 and HB81
State House District 93
D+
Matt Krause (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 94
C
Tony Tinderholt (R)
Voted for the Compassionate Use Act
State House District 95
B
Nicole Collier (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 96
B-
Bill Zedler (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Cosponsored HB2107 Joint sponsored the CUA
State House District 101
B+
Chris Turner (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Chris Turner’s voting record on marijuana reform is impeccable.
State House District 104
B+
Jessica Gonzalez (D) MEDICAL USE
In a phone interview with Texas NORML Jessica Gonzales says she supports medical marijuana “para medicamento por la gente del estado de Tejas.”
State House District 105
A
Terry Meza (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Terry Meza supports marijuana legalization. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
State House District 108
F
Morgan Meyer (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the Compassionate Use Act
State House District 112
B
Angie Chen Button (R)

Voted in favor of the Texas Compassionate Care Act, which expanded the state's medical cannabis program

State House District 113
B
Rhetta Bowers (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
“I support access to marijuana for medicinal purposes and believe that this would keep residents from having to move/travel to other states to receive proper treatment.” https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf  
State House District 115
A+
Julie Johnson (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
In a candid phone interview with Julie Johnson’s campaign manager Sarah, this campaign is ready to go to work on marijuana reform during the 2019 legislative session. The campaign is receiving local support from individuals who need marijuana for medicine to business entrepeneurs who are “ready to invest in our district with marijuana businesses.” Texas NORML is glad to have Julie Johnson’s full support.
State House District 117
B+
Philip Cortez (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Phillip Cortez coauthored HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Texas.
State House District 119
A+
Roland Gutierrez (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE

According to his campaign website, Gutierrez strongly supports legalizing marijuana for adult use and expunging previous marijuana convictions.

State House District 120
A
Barbara Gervin-Hawkins (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Supported indicated by responses given to Texas NORML- https://www.texasnorml.org/voters-guide/?fbclid=IwAR2454vVxGJaO57wXT6tBIunQpSlnMkVAtKL2R3r4Zs4HWTv8Og00v9Nbzw
State House District 121
C-
Steve Allison (R) DECRIMINALIZE
In an interview with Texas NORML on San Antonio’s The Source from Texas Public Radio on 10/30/18, Mr. Allison expressed support for medical marijuana specifically for epilepsy (the Compassionate Use Program is currently too restrictive and expensive to reach the epileptics it was intended for). However, when Allison mentioned depenalizing marijuana possessions with drug classes he expressed concern with decriminalization by revisiting debunked propaganda stating “I believe marijuana is a gateway drug.” http://www.tpr.org/post/celina-montoya-and-steve-allison-race-fill-joe-straus-d-121-seat-texas-house
State House District 122
F
Lyle Larson (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the Compassionate Use Act
State House District 124
A
Ina Minjarez (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Ina Minjaris supports marijuana legalization. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf As a ranking member of the House Human Services Committee and the Special Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse, Minjarez may prove a useful ally in legalizing marijuana to combat the opioid crisis.
State House District 127
B+
Dan Huberty (R)

Rep. Huberty voted in favor of legalizing hemp, reducing penalties for marijuana offenses, and for what became the Texas Compassionate Care Act

State House District 128
F
Briscoe Cain (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 129
F
Dennis Paul (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on Compassionate Use Act
State House District 131
A
Alma Allen (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Alma Allen has been in avid supporter of marijuana reform in the state House. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
State House District 132
A+
Gina Calanni (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Gina Calanni supports marijuana legalization. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
State House District 135
A+
Jon Rosenthal (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Jon Rosenthal’s support for criminal justice reform and eliminating the private prison lobby says it all. But in an interview with Texas NORML, here is what he has to say; “I also support releasing non-violent offenders serving time in prison, particularly those who are ONLY convicted of possession of quantities for personal use.“ “ I personally believe that marijuana should be decriminalized, regulated, and taxed in much the same way we address alcohol and tobacco. I would also push for using the revenue from the taxes primarily for public education.“ Agrees with expungement of criminal histories for minor possessions.
State House District 136
B
John Bucy (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
“While I favor allowing the use of medical marijuana and decriminalization for small amounts of marijuana I would like more information around the legalization debate. I am eager to learn more and have an open dialogue.”   https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
State House District 137
B+
Gene Wu (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Gene Wu has an excellent voting record for marijuana reform in the state house: https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf
State House District 139
A
Jarvis Johnson (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Jarvis Johnson supports legalized marijuana. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
State House District 146
B+
Shawn Thierry (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Shawn Thierry has an excellent voting record for marijuana reform in the state house
State House District 147
A+
Garnet Coleman (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Garnet Coleman supports marijuana legalization. Reading his voting record Joint authoring and sponsoring every major marijuana legislation in the legislature is proof of that. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
State House District 149
B-
Hubert Vo (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Voted no on the CUA but coauthored HB2107 for medical marijuana
State House District 150
D-
Valoree Swanson (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
When Valorie Swanson is never available for a vote or comment on marijuana policy, her silence speaks volumes. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf