Texas Marijuana Policy Voter Guide | 2020 Primary Runoff Election

Early Voting: June 29 – July 10, 2020
Election Day: July 14, 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.

Most Primary races were decided in March. However, in 30+ races no single candidate received a majority of the vote, so the top two candidates are facing off in a Primary Runoff Election.

Find Primary Election Results and Runoff Info here:

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 July 14, 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.