Tennessee Vote Medical Marijuana Tennessee Congressional Scorecard

Senator Bob Corker announced his retirement on September 26, 2017. Representative Marsha Blackburn (TN-7), who won the Republican primary for the Senate seat being vacated by Corker, voted against the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment in 2014, and in this year’s voter scorecard received an “F”. The other main challenger to replace Senator Corker is Democrat Phil Bredesen who, in an interview with the Tennessee Tribune, indicated that “the federal government should give states the rights to make [medical cannabis] decisions and not step into that.”

In addition to Rep. Blackburn's seat being vacated for her run for the Senate, Rep. John Duncan (TN-2) is retiring.

Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) is likely to remain the top Republican on the Veterans Affairs Committee. Roe recently joined Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) in introducing the VA Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 (H.R. 5520). 

Grading criteria is located here.

Senate

     
Senator Party Grade Contact Info
Lamar Alexander  R C  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 
10 
10 
4
36
C
Bob Corker  R 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
 0
4
4
F

 

 

 

 

House

       
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Phil Roe 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
No Vote 
0
0
12
F
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Jimmy Duncan R 2 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
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
30
D

 

Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Chuck Fleischmann R 3 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
0
10
F
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Scott DesJarlais 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
Jim Cooper  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
0
0
42
C-
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Diane Black R 6 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
Marsha Blackburn R 7 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
F
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Steve Cohen D 8 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
2.5
0
10
0
20
10
10
85
A
 
Representative Party District Grade Contact Info
Dave Kustoff R 9   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