Grading Rubric

House

Grade Key

Grades for U.S. House Representatives during the 114th Session (2015-2016) were determined by the following criteria:

A: Voted for the CJS and Veterans medical cannabis amendments and signed on to the CARERS Act.

B: Voted for the CJS amendment, but not a CARERS Co-sponsor. A perfect voting record on the CJS and Veterans amendments earned a B+. Reps with votes for the CJS amendment but against the Veterans amendment earned a B or B-.

C: Voted in favor of the Veterans amendment in both 2015 and 2016, but not for the CJS amendment.

D: Voted in favor of the Veterans amendment either in 2015 or 2016 but did not vote for it in the other year.

F: Never voted in favor of protecting medical cannabis patients.

Senate

Grade Key

The have not been any floor votes on medical cannabis in the Senate, so only the senators who are on the Appropriations Committee have had the opportunity to vote on medical cannabis amendments. As a result, many senators have not been issued a grade.

A: Cosponsor of the CARERS Act, if a member of the Appropriations Committee must also have a perfect or near perfect record on medical cannabis amendment votes.

B: Perfect or near perfect voting record on the medical cannabis amendments in the Appropriations Committee

C: Multiple votes for and against medical cannabis amendments in the Appropriations Committee

D: Supported only one of the medical cannabis amendments in the Appropriations Committee

F: Always voted against medical cannabis amendments in the Appropriations Committee or who has made extensive statements criticizing medical cannabis patients.