Virginia Guide

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Upcoming Election
Virginia General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Race for President
A
Kamala Harris (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
A-
Jo Jorgensen (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
B-
Joe Biden (D) DECRIMINALIZE

Joe Biden has a history of supporting anti-drug, tough on crime policies as well as those that imposed punitive penalties for drug offenses and facilitated discrimnation against drug users.

His current criminal justice reform plan includes provisions that would decriminalize the use of cannabis and automatically expunge all prior cannabis use convictions. Read more at https://joebiden.com/justice/ 

D+
Donald Trump (R)

Following the passage of Congressional amendments limiting the Justice Department from taking prosecutorial actions against those in legal marijuana states, President Trump has consistently issued signing statements indicating that he believes that he has the power to disregard these amendments because he believes that they are unconstitutional. (Source)

Race for U.S. House District 1
A
Qasim Rashid (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
D-
Race for U.S. House District 2
A+
Elaine Luria (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
A
Scott Taylor (R) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 3
A
Bobby Scott (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
A-
Kyle Roberts (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for U.S. House District 4
B-
Donald McEachin (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 5
A-
Cameron Webb (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for U.S. House District 6
B+
Nicholas Betts (D) DECRIMINALIZE
D-
Ben Cline (R) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for U.S. House District 7
B
Nick Freitas (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
B-
Abigail Spanberger (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 9
B-
Morgan Griffith (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 10
B-
Jennifer Wexton (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Race for U.S. House District 11
A
Gerry Connolly (D) MEDICAL USE
Your Elected Officials
Governor
B+
Ralph Northam (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Lieutenant Governor
B
Justin Fairfax (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Attorney General
A+
Mark Herring (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. Senate
A+
Tim Kaine (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
U.S. Senate
C
Mark Warner (D) MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 1
D-
U.S. House District 2
A+
Elaine Luria (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 3
A
Bobby Scott (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 4
B-
Donald McEachin (D) MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 5
B
Denver Riggleman (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 6
D-
Ben Cline (R) DECRIMINALIZE
U.S. House District 7
B-
Abigail Spanberger (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 8
A
Don Beyer (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 9
B-
Morgan Griffith (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 10
B-
Jennifer Wexton (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 11
A
Gerry Connolly (D) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 1
B
Monty Mason (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 2
B
Mamie Locke (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 3
B
Thomas Norment (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 4
C
Ryan McDougle (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 5
B
Lionell Spruill (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Voted YES to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in Virginia

State Senate District 6
B
Lynwood Lewis (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 7
C
Jennifer Kiggans (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 8
C
Bill DeSteph (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 9
A
Jennifer McClellan (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 10
B+
Ghazala Hashmi (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 11
C
Amanda Chase (R) MEDICAL USE JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
State Senate District 12
B+
Siobhan Dunnavant (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 13
B
John Bell (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 14
B
John Cosgrove (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 15
C
Frank Ruff (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 16
A
Joe Morrissey (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 17
C
Bryce Reeves (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 18
A
Louise Lucas (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 19
B
David Suetterlein (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 20
B+
Bill Stanley (R) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE 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 21
B
John Edwards (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 22
C
Mark Peake (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 23
C
Stephen Newman (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 24
B
Emmett Hanger (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 25
B
Creigh Deeds (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 26
C
Mark Obenshain (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 27
B+
Jill Vogel (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 28
C
Richard Stuart (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 29
B
Jeremy McPike (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 30
A+
Adam Ebbin (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 31
B
Barbara Favola (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 32
B
Janet Howell (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 33
A
Jennifer Boysko (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 34
B
Chap Petersen (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 35
B
Dick Saslaw (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 36
A
Scott Surovell (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 37
B+
David Marsden (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Senator Marsden has introduced a variety of marijuana legalization bills. He successfully legalized medical marijuana in oil form and was quoted in a recent interview saying that he supports expungement for certain marijuana offenses.

State Senate District 38
C
Ben Chafin (R) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 39
B
George Barker (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 40
C
Todd Pillion (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 1
C
Terry Kilgore (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 2
A+
Jennifer Carroll Foy (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 3
C
Will Morefield (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 4
C
William Wampler (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 5
C
Israel O'Quinn (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 6
B-
Jeffrey Campbell (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 7
C
Nick Rush (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 8
C
Joseph McNamara (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 9
C
Charles Poindexter (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 10
B
Wendy Gooditis (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 11
B
Sam Rasoul (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 12
B
Chris Hurst (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 13
B
Danica Roem (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 14
B
Danny Marshall (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Marshall has repeatedly voted in favor of greatly reducing penalties for marijuana possession (SB2, HB972), and voted in favor of forming a commission to study legalizing marijuana (SJR67).

State House District 15
C
Todd Gilbert (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 16
C
Les Adams (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 17
C
Chris Head (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 18
B
Mike Webert (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 19
C
Terry Austin (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 20
C
G. Avoli (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 21
B
Kelly Convirs-Fowler (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 22
C
Kathy Byron (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 23
C
Wendell Walker (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 24
C
Ronnie Campbell (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 25
C
Chris Runion (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 26
C
Tony Wilt (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 27
C
Roxann Robinson (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 28
A
Joshua Cole (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 30
B
Nick Freitas (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 31
A
Elizabeth Guzman (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 32
B
David Reid (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 33
C
Dave LaRock (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 34
B
Kathleen Murphy (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 35
B
Mark Keam (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 36
B
Ken Plum (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 37
B
David Bulova (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 38
B
Kaye Kory (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 39
B
Vivian Watts (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 40
B
Dan Helmer (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 41
B
Eileen Filler-Corn (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 42
B
Kathy Tran (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 43
B
Mark Sickles (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 44
A
Paul Krizek (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 45
B+
Mark Levine (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 46
A
Charniele Herring (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 47
A
Patrick Hope (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 48
B
Rip Sullivan (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 49
B
Alfonso Lopez (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 50
A+
Lee Carter (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 51
B
Hala Ayala (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 52
B
Luke Torian (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 53
B+
Marcus Simon (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 54
C
Bobby Orrock (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 55
C
Buddy Fowler (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 56
C
John McGuire (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 57
B
Sally Hudson (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 58
D
Robert Bell (R) MEDICAL USE JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION
State House District 59
C
Matt Fariss (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 60
C
James Edmunds (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 61
D+
Thomas Wright (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 62
B
Carrie Coyner (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 63
B
Lashrecse Aird (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 64
B
Emily Brewer (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 65
B
Lee Ware (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 66
State House District 67
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.

State House District 68
B+
Dawn Adams (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 69
B
Betsy Carr (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 70
B+
Delores McQuinn (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 71
B+
Jeff Bourne (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 72
B
Schuyler VanValkenburg (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 73
B
Rodney Willett (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 74
B
Lamont Bagby (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 75
B
Roslyn Tyler (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 76
B
Clinton Jenkins (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 77
B
Cliff Hayes (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 78
C-
Jay Leftwich (R) MEDICAL USE

Voted NO on decriminalization but voted YES on medical marijuana

State House District 79
A+
Steve Heretick (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 80
A
Don Scott (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 81
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 82
C
Jason Miyares (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 83
B
Nancy Guy (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 84
A
Glenn Davis (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 85
B
Alex Askew (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 86
A
Ibraheem Samirah (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 87
B
Suhas Subramanyam (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 88
C
Mark Cole (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 89
B
Jerrauld Jones (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 90
B+
Joe Lindsey (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 91
B
Martha Mugler (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 92
B
Jeion Ward (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 93
A
Michael Mullin (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 94
B
Shelly Simonds (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 95
B
Cia Price (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 96
C
Amanda Batten (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 97
C
Scott Wyatt (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 98
B
Keith Hodges (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State House District 99
C
Margaret Ransone (R) MEDICAL USE
State House District 100
B
Rob Bloxom (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE