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Your Elected Officials
Senate
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Ted Cruz (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO 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.
Governor
C-
Greg 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 upcoming 2019 legislative session. Until then, and until the CUA is expanded to function as a medical marijuana bill, or he and his lietenant Governor Dan Patrick rescinds his comments opposing marijuana legalization, Abbott receives a D.
Congressional District 1
F
Louie Gohmert (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
Louie Gohmert has voted consistently against marijuana reform in Congress. https://www.cannabisvoter.info/state-news/texas/
Congressional District 2
Congressional District 3
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Van Taylor (R)JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
Voted “nay” on SB 339 as state Senator (health committee?) against legalizing medical marijuana. https://votesmart.org/candidate/147737/van-taylor?categoryId=101&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.W1qQRKROnYU
Congressional District 4
C-
John Ratcliffe (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
Ratcliffe has voted against every major piece of marijuana legislation except in 2015 he cosponsored the Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act. https://www.cannabisvoter.info/state-news/texas/
Congressional District 5
F
Lance Gooden (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
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
Congressional District 6
F
Mr. Ronald J. Wright (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO 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.
Congressional District 7
C
Ms. Elizabeth Pannill 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
Congressional District 8
F
Kevin Brady (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
https://www.cannabisvoter.info/state-news/texas http://www.ontheissues.org/TX/Kevin_Brady_Drugs.htm Kevin Brady is a major recipient of GeoGroup, one of America’s largest private prison companies: https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/toprecips.php?id=D000022003&cycle=2016
Congressional District 9
A
Al Green (D)LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Rep. Al Green has been very supportive of marijuana reform bills in the House. The only thing keeping him from an “A” is his support for ramping up the drug war with weapons and enforcement assistance to Mexico to combat cartels instead of supporting legalized marijuana markets.
Congressional District 10
F
Michael McCaul (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
https://www.cannabisvoter.info/state-news/texas/ 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
Congressional District 11
F
Mike Conaway (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
https://www.cannabisvoter.info/state-news/texas/ http://norml.org/congressional-scorecard/texas 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.
Congressional District 12
F
Kay Granger (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
https://www.cannabisvoter.info/state-news/texas/
Congressional District 13
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Congressional District 16
C
Ms. 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
Congressional District 17
D
Bill Flores (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
http://norml.org/congressional-scorecard/texas
Congressional District 18
A
Sheila Jackson Lee (D)LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATEMEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
Sheila Jackson Lee introduced the Marijuana Justice Act not only to deschedule marijuana from the CSAct but to have reparations for the victims of the drug war. http://www.drugpolicy.org/press-release/2018/01/house-introduces-marijuana-legalization-bill-focused-racial-justice-companion
Congressional District 19
Congressional District 20
B
Joaquin Castro (D)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
http://norml.org/congressional-scorecard/texas
Congressional District 21
F
Mr. Chip Roy (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO 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.
Congressional District 22
Congressional District 23
F
Will Hurd (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
http://norml.org/congressional-scorecard/texas 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.
Congressional District 24
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Congressional District 26
D
Michael Burgess (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
http://norml.org/congressional-scorecard/texas
Congressional District 27
D+
Mr. Michael J. 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
Congressional District 28
F
Henry Cuellar (D)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
http://norml.org/congressional-scorecard/texas 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.
Congressional District 29
B-
Sylvia Garcia (D)
Voted "yea" on a medical marijuana bill that passed the Texas senate in 2015.
Congressional District 30
A
Eddie Johnson (D)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
https://votesmart.org/candidate/27098/eddie-johnson?categoryId=101&filter=%5B%27V%27,%20%27S%27,%20%27R%27,%20%27E%27,%20%27F%27,%20%27P%27%5D#.W80Tu6ROmEc Eddie Bernice Johnson has been a consistant defender of state marijuana policies.
Congressional District 31
F
John Carter (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
http://norml.org/congressional-scorecard/texas 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 THIRD LARGEST RECIPIENT OF FOR PROFIT PRISONS 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.
Congressional District 32
B+
Mr. Colin Allred (D)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
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
Congressional District 33
C
Marc Veasey (D)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
Marc Veasey has voted for medical marijuana and marijuana banking protections in legalized states. https://votesmart.org/candidate/49671/marc-veasey?categoryId=101&filter=%5Bu%27V%27,%20u%27S%27,%20u%27R%27,%20u%27E%27,%20u%27F%27,%20u%27P%27,%20%27E%27%5D#.W8zzaqROmEc
Congressional District 34
B-
Filemon Vela (D)MEDICAL USE
Filemon Vela has voted to protect medical marijuana from federal interference and veterans access. http://norml.org/congressional-scorecard/texas
Congressional District 35
B
Lloyd Doggett (D)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
http://norml.org/congressional-scorecard/texas
Congressional District 36
F
Brian Babin (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
http://norml.org/congressional-scorecard/texas
State Senate District 01
State Senate District 02
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 03
B+
Robert Nichols (R)MEDICAL USE
In 2015, State Senator Nichols voted Yes on SB339 to legally regulate medical marijuana in the state of Texas.
State Senate District 04
State Senate District 05
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 07
C
Paul Bettencourt (R)MEDICAL USEJAIL 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 08
F
Ms. Angela Paxton (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO 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 09
D-
Kelly Hancock (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
Senator Hancock voted against SB339 to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Texas.
State Senate District 10
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State Senate District 14
A+
Kirk Watson (D)LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATEMEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
Voted yes on SB339 Compassionate Use Act. In response to Texas NORML’s marijuana policy questionnaire, Senator Watson declares full support for descheduling marijuana and creating legal markets.
State Senate District 15
B+
John Whitmire (D)DECRIMINALIZE
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+
Mr. Nathan Johnson (D)LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATEMEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
(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 POSSESSIONNO 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 18
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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 POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 25
F
Donna Campbell (R)JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO 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 26
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State Senate District 30
D
Pat Fallon (R)JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO 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 MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO 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 001
B
Gary VanDeaver (R)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
State House District 002
F
Dan Flynn (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO 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 003
F
Cecil Bell (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO 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 004
State House District 005
F
Cole Hefner (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO 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 006
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State House District 010
F
John Wray (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO 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 011
B-
Travis Clardy (R)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZEJAIL 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 012
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State House District 014
B-
John Raney (R)MEDICAL USEJAIL 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 015
C+
Rep. Steve Toth (R)DECRIMINALIZEJAIL 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 016
F
Will Metcalf (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO 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 017
C+
John Cyrier (R)MEDICAL USEMANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO 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 018
B-
Ernest Bailes (R)MEDICAL USE
Was not present for the vote in the CUA but he voted yes on HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana.
State House District 019
B+
James White (R)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
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 020
C+
Terry Wilson (R)DECRIMINALIZE
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 021
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State House District 024
F
Greg Bonnen (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO 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 025
State House District 026
B-
Rick Miller (R)DECRIMINALIZE
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 027
State House District 028
B
John Zerwas (R)MEDICAL USE
John Zerwas 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 029
F
Ed Thompson (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO 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 030
B-
Geanie Morrison (R)MEDICAL USE
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 031
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State House District 033
C+
Justin Holland (R)MEDICAL USE
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 034
A
Abel Herrero (D)LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATEDECRIMINALIZE
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 035
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State House District 038
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 039
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State House District 041
B+
Bobby Guerra (D)MEDICAL USE
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 042
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 043
B-
J.M. Lozano (R)MEDICAL USE
Coauthored HB 2107 to legalize medical marijuana. https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Voter-Guide-v.FINAL-2.20.18.pdf
State House District 044
C+
John Kuempel (R)
Voted yes for the Compassionate Use Act
State House District 045
A+
Ms. Erin Zwiener (D)LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATEMEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
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 046
A+
Ms. Sheryl Cole (D)LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATEMEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
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 047
A
Ms. Vikki Goodwin (D)LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATEMEDICAL USE
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 048
A
Donna Howard (D)LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 049
B+
Gina Hinojosa (D)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
Coauthored HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana and HB81 to decriminalize.
State House District 050
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State House District 052
A+
Mr. 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 053
F
Andrew Murr (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the Compassionate Use Act
State House District 054
State House District 055
State House District 056
State House District 057
F
Trent Ashby (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
Voted no to the Compassionate Use Act.
State House District 058
State House District 059
State House District 060
State House District 061
State House District 062
State House District 063
C+
Tan Parker (R)
Voted yes compassionate use act
State House District 064
C+
Lynn Stucky (R)MEDICAL USE
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 065
A-
Ms. Michelle Beckley (D)LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATEMEDICAL USE
"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 066
F
Matt Shaheen (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO 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 067
F
Jeff Leach (R)NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 068
State House District 069
State House District 070
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 071
C+
Stan Lambert (R)MEDICAL USEJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
Lambert coauthored HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana.
State House District 072
State House District 073
C+
Kyle Biedermann (R)MEDICAL USE
Kyle coauthored HB2107 the medical marijuana bill that never got a floor vote.
State House District 074
State House District 075
State House District 076
State House District 077
State House District 078
A
Joe Moody (D)LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATEMEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
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 079
State House District 080
State House District 081
F
Brooks Landgraf (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the Compassionate Use Act
State House District 082
F
Tom Craddick (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the Compassionate Use Act
State House District 083
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 084
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 085
State House District 086
F
John Smithee (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
Smithee voted against the Compassionate Use Act
State House District 087
D-
Four Price (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL 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 088
State House District 089
State House District 090
State House District 091
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 092
B-
Jonathan Stickland (R)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
Voted for HB2107 and HB81
State House District 093
D+
Matt Krause (R)NO MEDICAL USE
State House District 094
C
Tony Tinderholt (R)
Voted for the Compassionate Use Act
State House District 095
B
Nicole Collier (D)MEDICAL USE
State House District 096
B-
Bill Zedler (R)MEDICAL USE
Cosponsored HB2107 Joint sponsored the CUA
State House District 097
State House District 098
State House District 099
State House District 100
State House District 101
B+
Chris Turner (D)MEDICAL USE
Chris Turner’s voting record on marijuana reform is impeccable.
State House District 102
State House District 103
B
Rafael Anchia (D)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
https://www.texasnorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Texas-Marijuana-Policy-State-Legislator-Voting-Records-2015-and-2017-Updated-December-2017.pdf Coauthored HB2107 for mmj
State House District 104
B+
Ms. 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
Ms. Terry Meza (D)LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATEMEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
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 106
State House District 107
State House District 108
F
Morgan Meyer (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the Compassionate Use Act
State House District 109
State House District 110
State House District 111
State House District 112
State House District 113
B
Ms. Rhetta Andrews Bowers (D)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
“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 114
State House District 115
A+
Ms. Julie Johnson (D)LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATEMEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
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 116
State House District 117
B+
Philip Cortez (D)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
Phillip Cortez coauthored HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Texas.
State House District 118
State House District 119
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-
Mr. Steve Allison (R)MEDICAL USE
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 MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the Compassionate Use Act
State House District 123
State House District 124
A
Ina Minjarez (D)LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATEMEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
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 125
B+
Justin Rodriguez (D)MEDICAL USE
Justin has supported and coauthored nearly every major marijuana bill 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 126
State House District 127
State House District 128
F
Briscoe Cain (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
State House District 129
F
Dennis Paul (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO MEDICAL USE
Voted no on Compassionate Use Act
State House District 130
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+
Ms. Gina Calanni (D)LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATEMEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
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 133
State House District 134
State House District 135
A+
Mr. Jon E. Rosenthal (D)LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATEMEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
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
Mr. John H. Bucy III (D)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
“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)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
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 138
State House District 139
A
Jarvis Johnson (D)LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATEMEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
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 140
State House District 141
State House District 142
State House District 143
State House District 144
B+
Mary Perez (D)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
Perez coauthored HB2107 to legalize medical marijuana in the House
State House District 145
B+
Carol Alvarado (D)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
Carol Alvarado has an excellent voting record in the state House for marijuana reform
State House District 146
B+
Shawn Thierry (D)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
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 REGULATEMEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
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 148
B+
Jessica Farrar (D)MEDICAL USEDECRIMINALIZE
Coauthored HB2107 and HB81
State House District 149
B-
Hubert Vo (D)MEDICAL USE
Voted no on the CUA but coauthored HB2107 for medical marijuana
State House District 150
D-
Valoree Swanson (R)MANDATORY MINIMUMSJAIL TIME FOR POSSESSIONNO 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