West Virginia Guide

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Upcoming Election
West Virginia General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Race for President
A
Howie Hawkins (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
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

D+
Race for Governor
B
Erika Kolenich (I) DECRIMINALIZE
B
Ben Salango (D) MEDICAL USE
D+
D
Race for U.S. Senate
A
Paula Jean Swearengin (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

In a 2018 interview with the Mongtomery Herald, Swearengin stated that she believes "fully legalizing marijuana" would be beneficial in a variety of ways, particularly with respect to the opioid epidemic.

C
Shelley Capito (R)

Senator Capito has gone on the record saying she fully oposes legalizing marijuana, and has mentioned having significant doubts about the validity of marijuana as medicine. Regarding medical marijuana, Capito has stated that she would respect and support the majority decision of her constituents. 

Race for U.S. House District 1
A
Natalie Cline (D)

In a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" forum she held, Cline repeatedly expressed her interest in fully legalizing marijuana at the federal level

F
David McKinley (R)

David McKinley has expressed no support for reform legislation regarding marijuana. His voting record heavily leans anti-legalization. 

Race for U.S. House District 2
A-
B
Alex Mooney (R)

Regarding gun ownership and medical marijuana, Mooney introduced a bill making an exception in federal law, stating “that an individual shall not be treated as an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance based on the individual using marijuana for a medical purpose in accordance with State law.”

Race for U.S. House District 3
C
Carol Miller (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Voted in favor of medical marijuana at the state level, but has given mixed opinions on marijuana legalization. 

Race for State Senate District 13
B-
Mike Caputo (D) MEDICAL USE
Race for State Senate District 17
B-
Andrew Robinson (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 14
A-
Christopher Yeager (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State House District 37
B+
Mike Pushkin (D) DECRIMINALIZE
Race for State House District 51
A+
John Williams (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Sponsored HB2331, which would legalize recreational adult marijuana use

A+
Danielle Walker (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Sponsored HB4625, which would legalize recreational use and require expungement for certain cannabis offences 

A+
Rodney Pyles (D)

Recently sponsored three bills ( HB2376, HB2080, and HB4765), which would legalize recreational marijuana and decriminalize possession

A+
Evan Hansen (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Sponsored HB4625, which would have legalized recreational adult use and require expungement for certain cannabis offences

B
Barbara Fleischauer (D) DECRIMINALIZE
D-
Cindy Frich (R) NO MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 54
Race for State House District 57
Your Elected Officials
Governor
D+
U.S. Senate
C
Shelley Capito (R)

Senator Capito has gone on the record saying she fully oposes legalizing marijuana, and has mentioned having significant doubts about the validity of marijuana as medicine. Regarding medical marijuana, Capito has stated that she would respect and support the majority decision of her constituents. 

U.S. Senate
D-
Joe Manchin (D)

Senator Manchin opposes the legalization of marijuana, and has made comments to the media that he is wary of medical marijuana programs as well. Manchin has suggested that he is open to changing his stance on the drug, pending further research and constituent desires. 

U.S. House District 1
F
David McKinley (R)

David McKinley has expressed no support for reform legislation regarding marijuana. His voting record heavily leans anti-legalization. 

U.S. House District 2
B
Alex Mooney (R)

Regarding gun ownership and medical marijuana, Mooney introduced a bill making an exception in federal law, stating “that an individual shall not be treated as an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance based on the individual using marijuana for a medical purpose in accordance with State law.”

U.S. House District 3
C
Carol Miller (R) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Voted in favor of medical marijuana at the state level, but has given mixed opinions on marijuana legalization. 

State Senate District 3
D
Michael Azinger (R) NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 4
B
Eric Tarr (R) MEDICAL USE NO MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 11
D+
Bill Hamilton (R)

Voted in favor of an amendment that re-classified marijuana as a schedule IV substance down from schedule I

State Senate District 13
B
Bob Beach (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 15
B
Charles Trump (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 3
A
Shawn Fluharty (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 11
B
Martin Atkinson (R) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 36
B-
Larry Rowe (D) DECRIMINALIZE
B-
Andrew Robinson (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 37
B+
Mike Pushkin (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State House District 51
B
Barbara Fleischauer (D) DECRIMINALIZE
A+
John Williams (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Sponsored HB2331, which would legalize recreational adult marijuana use

A+
Evan Hansen (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Sponsored HB4625, which would have legalized recreational adult use and require expungement for certain cannabis offences

A+
Rodney Pyles (D)

Recently sponsored three bills ( HB2376, HB2080, and HB4765), which would legalize recreational marijuana and decriminalize possession

A+
Danielle Walker (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Sponsored HB4625, which would legalize recreational use and require expungement for certain cannabis offences