Texas Marijuana Policy Voter Guide | 2020 General Election

Early Voting: October 13-30, 2020
Election Day: November 3, 2020 

In Texas, citizen-initiated ballot propositions are not allowed, so elected officials at the state and federal levels are responsible for upholding or reforming current marijuana laws. Elections offer an opportunity for voters to decide who will represent them when these decisions are made.

Make sure your voice is heard!

1) Confirm that you are registered to vote.

2) Find out when, where, and how to vote.

3) We surveyed candidates seeking to represent you in the Texas House, Texas Senate, U.S. House, and U.S. Senate. Review our Texas Marijuana Policy Voter Guide to find out where the candidates stand on this important issue:

State Candidate Survey Questions:

  1. Allow patients with debilitating medical conditions (e.g. cancer, chronic pain, PTSD) to access full-spectrum medical cannabis, with physicians making dosing decisions.
  2. Make low-level possession of marijuana punishable by a fine, but no jail time, and an opportunity to avoid a criminal record.
  3. Allow adults 21+ to possess limited amounts of marijuana and establish a legal market.
  4. States should be able to carry out their own marijuana policies without federal interference.

Federal Candidate Survey Questions:

  1. Deschedule cannabis, removing it from the Controlled Substances Act and allowing domestic cannabis research.
  2. Veterans Administration doctors should be allowed to recommend cannabis to treat service-related injuries.
  3. State-licensed cannabis businesses should have legal access to the banking system to avoid doing business in cash.
  4. 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 November 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 General Election.