So much to do before Tuesday!
November 01, 2014 | Talana Lattimer
Ballot measures are not the only time you cast a vote for medical marijuana. But very vote you will cast this election, will be a vote in favor or against. From the floor of Congress, to your State house to City Hall, politicians are making decisions on medical marijuana policy on your behalf everyday.
This month we revamped VoteMedicalMarijuana.org to educate the public and help voters choose the candidates who best represent their interests. The multi-pronged campaign includes television and web ads, surveys distributed to candidates to gauge their support or opposition to sensible cannabis regulations, and a new Election Center, where voters can see the records of incumbents and the positions of candidates from all U.S. House and Senate races, all gubernatorial candidates, all state attorney general candidates, as well as more than 360 state legislative races in California, Florida, and Washington stand on medical marijuana.
Help us hold your politicians accountable. Download and print our voter guide, and send pre-written messages to your Representatives. If your elected official or candidate has not yet responded to our medical marijuana survey, automatically send them the survey directly from our site.
Key Initiatives & Campaigns:
- FLORIDA: ASA organizing volunteers to phonebank for the "Yes on 2" campaign in Florida. Please consider volunteering over the next few days to make sure that Amendment 2 gets as many votes as possible. You do not have to live in Florida to become a volunteer, signup today!
- CALIFORNIA: There are twelve city and county voter initiatives and referendums related to medical cannabis in Butte County, Encinitas, La Mesa, Lake County, Nevada County, Santa Ana Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, and Shasta County. Get educated on them and get out the vote!
- MICHIGAN: There are two very close races in MI that will greatly influence the future of the state medical cannabis program. In the gubernatorial race, the current Governor Rick Snyder takes an anti-medical marijuana position while his opponent Mark Schauer is very medical marijuana friendly. Also the current Attorney General Bill Schuette is strongly against medical marijuana while his opponent Mark Totten has taken a very friendly public stance. Click here to see where the other MI candidates stand.
- WASHINGTON: In addition to multiple close races that could effect the medical cannabis program in the state, there is a ballot initiative that would stop medical cannabis from being taxed. Click here to learn more about the Advisory Vote No. 8 to repeal SB 6505.
To learn more about our campaign and how you can get involved today visit: www.VoteMedicalMarijuana.org