Virginia Guide
Upcoming Election
Your Elected Officials
Governor
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Glenn Youngkin (R)

Governor Youngkin has regressed Virginia's progression in the roll out of adult-use legalzation. In 2024, Youngkin vetoed multiple cannabis measures, including two bills to begin adult-use retail sales. His veto statment included numerous false claims regarding cannabis regulation in the United States.

Lieutenant Governor
Attorney General
D
Jason Miyares (R) MEDICAL USE
U.S. Senate
A+
Tim Kaine (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE

Senator Kaine has supported the federal legallization of marijuana. He has also supported the right of cannabis companies to access banking institutions.

U.S. Senate
A+
Mark Warner (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE

Now that over the half of the states in the United States have legalized some form of adult use marijuana, Senator Warren believes that the federal government should follow suit. He also beleives that cannabis companies should have the right to acess banking institutions.

U.S. House District 1
D
U.S. House District 2
D+
Jennifer Kiggans (R) MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 3
A
Bobby Scott (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 4
A
Jennifer McClellan (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 5
F
Robert Good (R) MANDATORY MINIMUMS JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 6
D
Ben Cline (R) MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 7
A
Abigail Spanberger (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 8
A+
Don Beyer (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 9
B
Morgan Griffith (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 10
A+
Jennifer Wexton (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 11
A+
Gerry Connolly (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 2
D
Mark Obenshain (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 3
C
Chris Head (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 4
C
David Suetterlein (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 5
State Senate District 6
D
Todd Pillion (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 7
B
Bill Stanley (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Stanley cosponsored a bill which significantly reduced penalties for marijuana possession, and sponsored a bill which would expunge previous marijuana convictions from state records

State Senate District 8
D
Mark Peake (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 10
D
John McGuire (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 11
A+
Creigh Deeds (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Senator Deeds has patroned multiple cannabis bills that were successfully enacted.

State Senate District 12
C
Glen Sturtevant (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 13
A
Lashrecse Aird (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 14
A+
Lamont Bagby (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 15
A
Ghazala Hashmi (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 16
A
Schuyler VanValkenburg (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 17
B
Emily Brewer (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 18
A+
Louise Lucas (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 20
F
Bill DeSteph (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 21
A+
Angelia Williams Graves (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

"Any legislation that has come before me in the legislature regarding cannabis legalization, decriminalization, expungement, etc has received my full support. And Republicans' attempts to undo the progress Democrats made in sessions past have not." (Candidate Survey Response)

State Senate District 22
A
Aaron Rouse (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 23
A
Mamie Locke (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 25
D
Richard Stuart (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 26
D
Ryan McDougle (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 27
C
Tara Durant (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 28
D
Bryce Reeves (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 29
A
Jeremy McPike (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 30
A
Danica Roem (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 31
A
Russet Perry (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State Senate District 32
A
Suhas Subramanyam (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 33
A+
Jennifer Carroll Foy (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 34
A
Scott Surovell (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 35
A
David Marsden (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Senator Marsden has introduced a variety of medical cannabis legalization bills. His legislation legalized medical cannabis.

State Senate District 36
A
Stella Pekarsky (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 37
A
Saddam Salim (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 38
A
Jennifer Boysko (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 39
A+
Adam Ebbin (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Senator Ebbibn was the chief patron of SB 1133 to legalize adult-use retail.

State Senate District 40
A+
Barbara Favola (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

"I successfully sponsored SB 788 - a bill that transfers authority for operating the Medical Cannabis Program from the Board of Pharmacy to the Cannabis Control Authority, and; I was a conferee on SB 903 - a bill that regulates THC in hemp products and includes requirements for packaging, labeling, testing and penalties. Both of these pieces of legislation are now law and represent some progress with respect to managing the medical cannabis market and controlling for THC content in hemp products. I chair the Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee, the committee that oversees Cannabis legislation in the Virginia General Assembly. Although efforts were made to forge a recreational retail market for marijuana, Governor Youngkin is adamantly opposed to establishing such a market, so such efforts always find defeat in the Republican controlled House of Delegates." (Candidate Survey Response)

State House District 1
A+
Patrick Hope (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Delegate Hope copatroned HB 2312 to legalize adult-use.

State House District 3
A+
Alfonso Lopez (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Delegate Lopez copatroned HB 2312 to legalize adult-use.

State House District 4
A+
Charniele Herring (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Delegate Herring was the chief patron of HB 2312 to legalize adult-use.

State House District 5
A
Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 6
A
Rip Sullivan (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 8
A
Irene Shin (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 9
A
Karrie Delaney (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

"I have publically supported legalizing and increasing access to medical cannabis and supporting the science around the effectiveness of the product." (Candidate Survey Response)

State House District 10
A+
Dan Helmer (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Delegate Helmer has patroned multiple employment protection bills for medical cannabis patients.

State House District 11
A
David Bulova (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 13
A+
Marcus Simon (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 14
A
Vivian Watts (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 16
A
Paul Krizek (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 17
A
Mark Sickles (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 18
A
Kathy Tran (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 20
A
Michelle Maldonado (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 23
A
Candi Mundon King (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 24
A
Luke Torian (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 25
A
Briana Sewell (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 28
A+
David Reid (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

 

Delegate Reid copatroned HB 2312 to legalize adult-use.

State House District 32
D
State House District 33
D
Todd Gilbert (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 34
D
Tony Wilt (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 35
D
Chris Runion (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 37
D
Terry Austin (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 38
A
Sam Rasoul (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 40
D
Joseph McNamara (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 41
B
Chris Obenshain (R) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 43
C
Will Morefield (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 44
D
Israel O'Quinn (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 45
C
Terry Kilgore (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 47
State House District 49
C
Danny Marshall (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 50
D
Thomas Wright (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 52
D
Wendell Walker (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 56
C
Tom Garrett (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 58
A
Rodney Willett (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 59
D
Buddy Fowler (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 60
F
Scott Wyatt (R) MEDICAL USE

In 2023, Delegate Wyatt patroned HB 1445 to repeal the current prohibition for a law-enforcement officer to lawfully stop, search, or seize a person, place, or thing or issue a search warrant based solely on the odor of marijuana.

State House District 61
A
Mike Webert (R) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Delegate Webert was the chief patron of HB 1750 to legalize adult-use retail. 

State House District 62
C
Nick Freitas (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 65
A+
Joshua Cole (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Delegate Cole copatroned HB 2312 to legalize adult-use.

State House District 66
D
Bobby Orrock (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 68
A
Keith Hodges (R) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Delegate Hodges was the chief patron of HB 1464 legalize adult-use retail.

State House District 70
A+
Shelly Simonds (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Delegate Simonds copatroned HB 2312 to legalize adult-use.

State House District 71
D
Amanda Batten (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 72
D
Lee Ware (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 73
D
State House District 74
D
Mike Cherry (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 75
D
Carrie Coyner (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 76
A
Debra Gardner (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 78
A
Betsy Carr (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 79
A
Rae Cousins (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 81
A+
Delores McQuinn (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 84
A+
Nadarius Clark (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 85
A+
Cia Price (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Delegate Price copatroned HB 2312 to legalize adult-use.

State House District 86
D
A.C. Cordoza (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 87
A
Jeion Ward (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 88
A+
Don Scott (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Leader Scott copatroned HB 2312 to legalize adult-use.

State House District 90
D
Jay Leftwich (R) MEDICAL USE

Voted NO on decriminalization but voted YES on medical marijuana

State House District 91
A
Cliff Hayes (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 93
A
Jackie Glass (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 95
A
Alex Askew (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 96
A+
Kelly Convirs-Fowler (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Delegate Convirs-Fowler was a chief-copatron of HB 2312 to legalize adult-use.

State House District 98
D
Barry Knight (R) MEDICAL USE

Although Del. Knight was quoted saying he was "wide open" to decriminalizing marijuana, he repeatedly voted against Virginia's new decriminalization law.

State House District 99
D
Anne Tata (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 100
D
Rob Bloxom (R) MEDICAL USE