Arizona Vote Medical Marijuana Arizona Congressional Scorecard

In October of 2017, Senator Jeff Flake announced that he would not be seeking reelection. The Arizona primary is on August 28 to determine who will be the most likely to run for his seat. Arizona has had a medical cannabis program since 2011 and Senator Flake recently signed on to the STATES Act as a cosponsor which allows states to set their own cannabis policies. Once the Arizona primary occurs, ASA will update this section with which candidate (if any) supports medical cannabis.

Senator John McCain passed away on August 25, 2018 after an ongoing battle with brain cancer. Former Senator Jon Kyl (R) was appointed his successor by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to serve the duration of McCain’s term ending in 2020.

Rep. Krysten Sinema (9th-D) resigned in order to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Flake. Rep. Trent Franks (8th-R) resigned, and Debbie Lesko is the new representative in that district. 

Grading criteria is located here.

Senate

     
Senator Party Grade Contact Info
Jeff Flake  R D  Website - Twitter - Facebook

CARERS Act
STATES Act
FY 2017 CJS
Vets Equal Access
2018 Letter to Sessions
2018 Bennett-Gardner Letter
FY19 CJS
Other Cannabis Bills
Public Comments
Score
Grade
0
20 
5
25
D
Jon Kyl  R -  Website - Twitter

CARERS Act
STATES Act
FY 2017 CJS
Vets Equal Access
2018 Letter to Sessions
2018 Bennett-Gardner Letter
FY19 CJS
Other Cannabis Bills
Public
Comments
Score
Grade
Senator Kyl was appointed to the Senate on September 5, 2018, after the death of Senator John McCain 

 

 

 

 

House

       
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Tom O'Halleran D 1 F Website - Twitter - Facebook

2015 CJS 
2016 Approps 
2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access Amdt to 2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access
and/or
VA MC Research Act
2018 Approps
CARERS Cosponsor
STATES Cosponsor
Other Cannabis Bills
Score
Grade
2.5 
0
0
7.5
F
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Martha McSally R 2 F Website - Twitter - Facebook

2015 CJS
2016 Approps
2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access Amdt to 2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access
and/or
VA MC Research Act
2018 Approps
CARERS Cosponsor
STATES Cosponsor
Other Cannabis Bills
Score
Grade
0
2.5
2.5
5
0
5
0
0
2
17
F

 

Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Raul Grijalva D 3 B* Website - Twitter - Facebook
*Rep. Grijalva has expressed interest in joining STATES, and has demonstrated strong commitment to patients throughout his career. He will be awarded the full points when becoming an official cosponsor. 
2015 CJS
2016 Approps
2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access Amdt to 2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access
and/or
VA MC Research Act
2018 Approps
CARERS Cosponsor
STATES Cosponsor
Other Cannabis Bills
Score
Grade
30
0
0
No Vote
5
0
20
10
8
73
B
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Paul Gosar R 4 F Website - Twitter - Facebook

2015 CJS
2016 Approps
2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access Amdt to 2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access
and/or
VA MC Research Act
2018 Approps
CARERS Cosponsor
STATES Cosponsor
Other Cannabis Bills
Score
Grade
0
0
0
0
F
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Andy Biggs  R 5 F Website - Twitter - Facebook

2015 CJS
2016 Approps
2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access Amdt to 2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access
and/or
VA MC Research Act
2018 Approps
CARERS Cosponsor
STATES Cosponsor
Other Cannabis Bills
Score
Grade
0
0
0
0
F
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
David Schweikert R 6 D  Website - Twitter - Facebook

2015 CJS
2016 Approps
2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access Amdt to 2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access
and/or
VA MC Research Act
2018 Approps
CARERS Cosponsor
STATES Cosponsor
Other Cannabis Bills
Score
Grade
30
5
0
35
D
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Ruben Gallego D 7 C+ Website - Twitter - Facebook

2015 CJS
2016 Approps
2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access Amdt to 2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access
and/or
VA MC Research Act
2018 Approps
CARERS Cosponsor
STATES Cosponsor
Other Cannabis Bills
Score
Grade
30 
5
10 
0
10 
55
C+
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Debbie Lesko R 8 F Website - Twitter - Facebook

2015 CJS
2016 Approps
2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access Amdt to 2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access
and/or
VA MC Research Act
2018 Approps
CARERS Cosponsor
STATES Cosponsor
Other Cannabis Bills
Score
Grade
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
F
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Krysten Sinema D 9 C  Website - Twitter - Facebook

2015 CJS
2016 Approps
2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access Amdt to 2017 Approps
Vets Equal Access
and/or
VA MC Research Act
2018 Approps
CARERS Cosponsor
STATES Cosponsor
Other Cannabis Bills
Score
Grade
 30
2.5 
2.5 
5
0
49
C