Early Voting: February 18-28, 2020
Election Day: March 3rd, 2020
In Texas, citizen-initiated ballot propositions are not allowed, so elected officials at the state and federal level are responsible for upholding or reforming marijuana laws. We surveyed candidates seeking the Democratic and Republican nominations for the Texas House, Texas Senate, U.S. House, and U.S. Senate.
These are the candidates who want to represent you; get to know them with our Texas Marijuana Policy – 2020 Primary Election Voter Guide!
Step 1: Identify your Texas House, Texas Senate, and U.S. House Districts. Click here.
Step 2: Pick your party. During the Primary Election, you choose to affiliate with the Republican or Democratic Party. This intra-party election determines which candidates each party will send to compete in the General Election in November. (Libertarians have a separate process: www.LPTexas.org.)
Texas Marijuana Policy Voter Guide
2020 Primary Edition
State Candidate Survey Questions:
- Allow patients with debilitating medical conditions (e.g. cancer, chronic pain, PTSD) to access full-spectrum medical cannabis, with physicians making dosing decisions.
- Make low-level possession of marijuana punishable by a fine, but no jail time, and an opportunity to avoid a criminal record.
- Allow adults 21+ to possess limited amounts of marijuana and establish a legal market.
- States should be able to carry out their own marijuana policies without federal interference.
Federal Candidate Survey Questions:
- Deschedule cannabis, removing it from the Controlled Substances Act and allowing domestic cannabis research.
- Veterans Administration doctors should be allowed to recommend cannabis to treat service-related injuries.
- State-licensed cannabis businesses should have legal access to the banking system to avoid doing business in cash.
- States should be able to carry out their own marijuana policies without interference from the federal government.
Vote for candidates that support your views!
Election Day is March 3, 2020!
This voter guide is being compiled, published, and funded by members of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, a broad coalition of organizations, activists, and community leaders dedicated to:
- Promoting honest, fact-based dialogue regarding marijuana use and the negative effects of its criminalization.
- Removing penalties for adults’ possession of marijuana for personal use.
- Allowing seriously and terminally ill patients to safely obtain and use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it.
Texas NORML originated the guide in 2012, and we’d like to thank them for their collaboration on this project. Our goal is to help voters make educated decisions when they go to the polls to vote in the 2020 Primary and General Elections.