WHAT’S UP IN TEXAS?

Legal Status: Recreational cannabis and medical cannabis are both illegal. Low-THC cannabis oil is technically legal for patients with intractable epilepsy, but the law requires that doctors “prescribe” it (as opposed to “recommend” it), which puts them at risk of breaking federal law.

In The News: The Texas legislature only meets every two years, and the next session doesn’t take place until 2019, so cannabis policy won’t be addressed at the state level until then. However, cannabis has become an issue in the Senate race between incumbent Ted Cruz and challenger Beto O’Rourke.

WHERE DO TEXAS’ SENATORS STAND?

Sen. John Cornyn - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Said he worries that decriminalization, medical usage and removing marijuana laws from federal enforcement is a slippery slope “where a similar attitude would be embraced with regards to other illegal drugs and dangerous substances.” (2015)
  • Received an F grade from NORML. (2016)

Sen. Ted Cruz - R

2 Supports 5 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Quote: “Personally, I would vote against marijuana legalization. If the state of Texas had a referendum on it, I would vote no. But I think it is the prerogative of the states to make that determination. I think the people of Colorado have the right to make the decision that they’ve made under the Constitution, and as president I would respect that right.” (2016)
  • Received a C grade from NORML. (2016)

WHERE DO TEXAS’ REPRESENTATIVES STAND?

Rep. Louie Gohmert Jr. (TX-1) - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 1st district covers the following counties:

Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Upshurt (partial), Wood (partial)

 

Rep. Ted Poe (TX-2) - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Received a D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 2nd district covers the following counties:

Harris (partial)

 

Rep. Sam Johnson (TX-3) - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 3rd district covers the following counties:

Collin (partial)

 

Rep. John Ratcliffe (TX-4) - R

1 Supports 6 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Cosponsors the Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act of 2017, which would end the federal prohibition of CBD.
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Received a D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 4th district covers the following counties:

Bowie, Camp, Cass, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Titus, Collin (partial), Upshur (partial)

 

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 5th district covers the following counties:

Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson, Kaufman, Van Zandt, Dallas (partial), Wood (partial)

 

Rep. Joe Barton (TX-6) - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 6th district covers the following counties:

Ellis, Navarro, Tarrant (partial)

 

Rep. John Culberson (TX-7) - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 7th district covers the following counties:

Harris (partial)

 

Rep. Kevin Brady (TX-8) - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 8th district covers the following counties:

Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Harris (partial), Leon (partial)

 

Rep. Al Green (TX-9) - D

7 Supports 0 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Cosponsors the Jobs and Justice Act of 2018, which would end marijuana prohibition at the federal level and create a reinvestment fund to assist communities that have been negatively affected by the War on Drugs (the bill also does a variety of other things).
  • Voted in favor of preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted in favor of preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted in favor of allowing VA doctors to recommend medical cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted in favor of preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a B grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 9th district covers the following counties:

Harris (partial), Fort Bend (partial)

 

Rep. Michael McCaul (TX-10) - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 10th district covers the following counties:

Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Waller, Washington, Bastrop (partial), Harris (partial), Lee (partial), Travis (partial)

 

Rep. Michael Conaway (TX-11) - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 11th district covers the following counties:

Andrews, Brown, Callahan, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Dawson, Eastland, Ector, Glasscock, Hood, Irion, Kimble, Llano, Margin, Mason, McCullock, Menard, Midland, Mills, Mitchell, Palo Pinto, Runnels, San Saba, Sterling, Tom Green, Erath (partial), Stephens (partial)

 

Rep. Kay Granger (TX-12) - R

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 12th district covers the following counties:

Parker, Tarrant (partial), Wise (partial)

 

Rep. William Thornberry (TX-13) - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 13th district covers the following counties:

Archer, Armstrong, Baylor, Briscoe, Carson, Childress, Clay, Collingsworth, Cooke, Cottle, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Foard, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Jack, King, Knox, Lipscomb, Montague, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Floyd (partial), Wise (partial)

 

Rep. Randy Weber (TX-14) - R

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 14th district covers the following counties:

Galveston, Jefferson, Brazoria (partial), Chambers (partial)

 

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) - D

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Said he opposes marijuana legalization. (2016)

 

Texas’ 15th district covers the following counties:

Brooks, Duval, Jim Hogg, Karnes, Live Oak, Guadalupe (partial), Hidalgo (partial), Wilson (partial)

 

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) - D

7 Supports 0 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Cosponsors the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017, which would end cannabis prohibition at the federal level.
  • Cosponsors the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017, which would prevent the federal government from interfering with cannabis policy at the state level.
  • Cosponsors the Responsibly Addressing the Marijuana Policy Gap Act of 2017, which would prevent the federal government from interfering with state cannabis policy, allow banks to provide services to legitimate cannabis businesses, allow VA doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to veterans, and create process for expunging past marijuana convictions.
  • Cosponsors the SAFE Act of 2017, which would allow banks to provide services to legitimate cannabis businesses.
  • Cosponsors the CARERS Act of 2017, which would prevent the federal government from interfering with state medical cannabis policy, end the federal prohibition of CBD, and allow VA doctors to recommend medical cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal.
  • Cosponsors the Veterans Equal Access Act, which would allow VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal.
  • Cosponsors the Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act of 2017, which would end the federal prohibition of CBD.
  • Voted in favor of preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted in favor of preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted in favor of allowing VA doctors to recommend medical cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted in favor of preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a B+ grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 16th district covers the following counties:

El Paso (partial)

 

Rep. Bill Flores (TX-17) - R

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 17th district covers the following counties:

Brazos, Burleson, Falls, Freestone, Limestone, McLennan, Milam, Robertson, Bastrop (partial), Lee (partial), Leon (partial), Travis (partial)

 

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) - D

7 Supports 0 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Cosponsors the Marijuana Justice Act of 2018, which would end cannabis prohibition at the federal level and expunge federal cannabis convictions.
  • Cosponsors the Jobs and Justice Act of 2018, which would end marijuana prohibition at the federal level and create a reinvestment fund to assist communities that have been negatively affected by the War on Drugs (the bill also does a variety of other things).
  • Voted in favor of allowing VA doctors to recommend medical cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted in favor of preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a B grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 18th district covers the following counties:

Harris (partial)

 

Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Told an American Family Association survey he strongly opposes legalizing and regulating marijuana like alcohol. (2016)

 

Texas’ 19th district covers the following counties:

Bailey, Border, Castro, Cochran, Crosby, Fisher, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Haskell, Hockley, Howard, Jones, Kent, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Nolan, Parmer, Scurry, Shackelford, Stonewall, Taylor, Terry Throckmorton, Yoakum, Young, Floyd (partial), Stephens (partial)

 

Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX-20) - D

4 Supports 3 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted in favor of preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted in favor of preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted in favor of allowing VA doctors to recommend medical cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted in favor of preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a B grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 20th district covers the following counties:

Bexar (partial)

 

Rep. Lamar Smith (TX-21) - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received an F grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 21st district covers the following counties:

Bandera, Blanco, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Real, Bexar (partial), Comal (partial), Hays (partial), Travis (partial)

 

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received an D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 22nd district covers the following counties:

Ford Bend (partial), Harris (partial), Brazoria (partial)

 

Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23) - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Received a D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 23rd district covers the following counties:

Brewster, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Loving, Maverick, Medina, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Ward, Winkler, Zavala, Bexar (partial), El Paso (partial), La Salle (partial)

 

Rep. Kenny Marchant (TX-24) - R

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received an D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 24th district covers the following counties:

Tarrant (partial), Denton (partial), Dallas (partial)

 

Rep. Roger Williams (TX-25) - R

0 Supports 7 Has Not Supported

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received an D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 25th district covers the following counties:

Bosque, Burnet, Coryell, Hamilton, Hill, Johnson, Lampasas, Somervell, Bell (partial), Erath (partial), Hays (partial), Tarrant (partial), Travis (partial)

 

Rep. Michael Burgess (TX-26) - R

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received an D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 26th district covers the following counties:

Dallas (partial), Denton (partial), Tarrant (partial)

 

Vacant - Primary on March 6, 2018 - General Election on November 6, 2018

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

Texas’ 27th district held its primaries on March 6, 2018. A special election to fill the vacant seat will take place on November 6, 2018

Texas’ 27th district covers the following counties:

Aransas, Calhoun, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, Victoria, Wharton, Bastrop (partial), Caldwell (partial), Gonzales (partial), San Patricio (partial)

 

Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) - D

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received an D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 28th district covers the following counties:

Atascosa, McMullen, Starr, Webb, Zapata, Bexar (partial), Hidalgo (partial), La Salle (partial), Wilson (partial)

 

Rep. Gene Green (TX-29) - D

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted in favor of preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted in favor of preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted in favor of allowing VA doctors to recommend medical cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted in favor of preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a B grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 29th district covers the following counties:

Harris (partial)

 

Rep. Eddie Johnson (TX-30) - D

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Cosponsors the Marijuana Justice Act of 2018, which would end marijuana prohibition at the federal level and expunge federal marijuana convictions.
  • Cosponsors the Jobs and Justice Act of 2018, which would end marijuana prohibition at the federal level and create a reinvestment fund to assist communities that have been negatively affected by the War on Drugs (the bill also does a variety of other things).
  • Voted in favor of preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted in favor of preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted in favor of allowing VA doctors to recommend medical cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted in favor of preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a B grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 30th district covers the following counties:

Dallas (partial)

 

Rep. John Carter (TX-31) - R

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted in favor of preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received an C grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 31st district covers the following counties:

Williamson, Bell (partial)

 

Rep. Pete Sessions (TX-32) - R

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted against preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Rep. Sessions is largely responsible for blocking numerous cannabis policy reform-related amendments from receiving votes in the House of Representatives since 2016.
  • Received an F grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 32nd district covers the following counties:

Dallas (partial), Collin (partial)

 

Rep. Marc Veasey (TX-33) - D

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Cosponsors the Jobs and Justice Act of 2018, which would end marijuana prohibition at the federal level and create a reinvestment fund to assist communities that have been negatively affected by the War on Drugs (the bill also does a variety of other things).
  • Voted in favor of preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted in favor of allowing VA doctors to recommend medical cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted in favor of preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a B grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 33rd district covers the following counties:

Dallas (partial), Tarrant (partial)

 

Rep. Filemon Vela (TX-34) - D

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted in favor of preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted in favor of allowing VA doctors to recommend medical cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted in favor of preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a B grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 34th district covers the following counties:

Bee, Cameron, DeWitt, Goliad, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Willacy, Gonzales (partial), Hidalgo (partial), San Patricio (partial)

 

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) - D

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted in favor of preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted in favor of preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted in favor of allowing VA doctors to recommend medical cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Voted in favor of preventing states from penalizing banks for providing financial services to legitimate cannabis businesses. (2014)
  • Received a B grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 35th district covers the following counties:

Guadalupe (partial), Travis (partial), Hayes (partial), Caldwell (partial), Comal (partial), Bexar (partial)

 

Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) - R

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  • End Federal Prohibition Of Industrial Hemp
  • End Federal Prohibition Of CBD
  • Allow Cannabis Businesses To Use Banks
  • Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Medical Cannabis
  • Allow States To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  • End Cannabis Prohibition At Federal Level

  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting medical cannabis patients and providers in states where it is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against preventing the Justice Department from prosecuting cannabis users and businesses in states where recreational cannabis is legal. (2015)
  • Voted against allowing VA doctors to recommend cannabis for veterans in states where it is legal. (2016)
  • Received a D grade from NORML. (2016)

 

Texas’ 36th district covers the following counties:

Hardin, Jasper, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, Tyler, Chambers (partial), Harris (partial)

 

WHERE DOES TEXAS' GOVERNOR STAND?

Gov. Greg Abbott - R

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  • Opposes the legalization of cannabis in Texas.
  • Quote: “We have the opportunity here in Texas to observe what is going on in Colorado and I’ve got to tell you, there are some potential upsides, but there have also been demonstrated some potential downsides to the marijuana use practices in Colorado, in California, in Washington and elsewhere. With Texas, we’ll continue to observe both upsides and downsides and make decisions in the future based on upon our assessments at the time…. I have observed in California where it was used for medicinal purposes before it was allowed for recreational purposes, and when it was used for medicinal purposes in California, what they did is they set up pop-up tents up and down the beach. And anybody could go get it. So just because it’s used for quote, ‘medicinal purposes’, doesn’t really mean that it would be limited to that because of the way doctors would use it, they would provide medicinal permission slips for anyone who wanted it. And so don’t think that just because it’s for quote ‘medicinal purposes’, it would be limited to such.” (2017)
  • Signed a bill to legalize the use and possession of CBD for the purpose of treating seizures. (2015)
  • Quote: “I remain convinced that Texas should not legalize marijuana nor should Texas open the door for conventional marijuana to be used for medical or medicinal purposes. As governor I will not allow it.” (2015)

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