California Vote Medical Marijuana California Congressional Scorecard

If Democrats win a majority in the Senate, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) (if re-elected) will likely take the top spot on the Senate Judiciary Committee. While Senator Feinstein has recently been more supportive of medical cannabis legislation, she has had a long history of blocking any meaningful policy reform along with Senator Grassley (R-IA).

Representatives Ed Royce (R-39th) and Darrell Issa (R-49th) are resigning. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-50th) is running for re-election but is currently under federal indictment. On the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) is leaving his post to run for governor of Minnesota, but he would likely be replaced by a fellow medical cannabis supporter, Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA).

In California's 48th District, longtime champion of medical cannabis Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R) is facing a challenge from Democrat Harley Rouda. Recent polling shows that Rohrabacher and Rouda are practically even for the race. Rep. Rohrabacher has led many efforts to protect medical cannabis including being the lead sponsor on the CJS medical cannabis amendment for many years.

Grading criteria is located here.

Senate

     
Senator Party Grade Contact Info
Dianne Feinstein  D 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
 10
1
23
D
Kamala Harris  D F  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
5
 0
4
10
19
F

 

 

 

 

House

       
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Doug LaMalfa R 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
4.5
F
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Jared Huffman D 2 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
0
0
0
10
50
C

 

Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
John Garamendi D 3 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
5
0
0
0
45
C
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Tom McClintock R 4 A 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 
20 
10
10 
85
A
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Mike Thompson  D 5 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
10 
0
56
C+
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Doris Matsui D 6 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
42
C
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Ami Bera 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
2.5 
2.5 
5
0
53
C
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Paul Cook 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
2.5
2.5
0
0
5
0
0
2
12
F
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Jerry McNerney 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
10 
50
C
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Jeff Denham R 10 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 
2.5 
5
0
12
F
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Mark DeSaulinier D 11 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
44
C-
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Nancy Pelosi D 12 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
45
C
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Barbara Lee D 13 B 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
10
10 
65
B
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Jackie Speier D 14 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 
2.5 
2.5 
No Vote
0
37
D+
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Eric Swalwell D 15 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 
No Vote
0
48
C
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Jim Costa  D 16 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
47
C
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Ro Khanna  D 17 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
 0
2.5 
0
10
10 
27.5
D
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Anna Eshoo  D 18 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
51
C
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Zoe Lofgren  D 19 B 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 
5
20 
0
10 
67.5
B
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Jimmy Panetta  D 20 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
13.5
F
         
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
David Valadao  R 21 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 
2.5 
0
0
12
F
         
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Devin Nunes  R 22 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 
2.5 
0
0
22
F
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Kevin McCarthy R 23 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 
0
0
10
F
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Salud Carbajal  R 24 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
2.5 
0
15 
0
10 
32.5
D
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Stephen Knight  R 25 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 
2.5 
5
0
17
F
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Julia Brownley  D 26 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
54
C
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Judy Chu  D 27 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
40
C-
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Adam Schiff  D 28 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
44
C-
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Tony Cardenas  D 29 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 
5
0
43.5
C-
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Brad Sherman  D 30 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
53
C
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Pete Aguilar  D 31 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
42
C-
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Grace Napolitano D 32 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
40
C-
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Ted Lieu D 33 B- 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
20 
0
63
B-
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Jimmy Gomez D 34 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
2
F
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Norma Torres D 35 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 
5
0
43.5
C-
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Raul Ruiz D 36 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
47
C
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Karen Bass  D 37 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
10
F
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Linda Sanchez D 38 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
40
C-
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Ed Royce R 39 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 
2.5 
0
0
10
F
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Lucille Roybal-Allard D 40 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
40
C-
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Mark Takano D 41 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 
5
0
46.5
C
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Ken Calvert R 42 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 
0
0
12
F
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Maxine Waters D 43 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 
5
0
46.5
C
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Nanette Diaz Barragan  D 44 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
 2
2
F
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Mimi Walters R 45 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 
0
0
14
F
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Luis Correa D 46 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
0
15 
20 
10
10 
55
C
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Alan Lowenthal D 47 B 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
20 
0
10 
70
B
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Dana Rohrabacher R 48 A+ 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 
5
15 
20 
10
10 
92.5
A+
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Darrell Issa  R 49 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 
2.5 
0
0
14
F
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Duncan Hunter  R 50 A- 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
20 
10
10 
80
A-
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Juan Vargas D 51 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 
5
0
44.5
C-
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Scott Peters D 52 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
56
C+
 Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Susan Davis  D 53 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
47
C