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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.


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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Dec. 12, 2013 MI SB 660 Authorizes the Growth and Sale of Pharmaceutical-Grade Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 18)
Dec. 12, 2013 MI SB 660 Authorizes the Growth and Sale of Pharmaceutical-Grade Marijuana Bill Passed - House (87 - 22)
Nov. 13, 2013 MI SB 660 Authorizes the Growth and Sale of Pharmaceutical-Grade Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16)
July 6, 2013 OR HB 3460 Authorizes Retail Medical Marijuana Establishments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (31 - 28)
July 3, 2013 OR HB 3460 Authorizes Retail Medical Marijuana Establishments Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
June 24, 2013 NJ S 2842 Authorizes Medical Marijuana for Minors Bill Passed - House (55 - 13)
June 20, 2013 NJ S 2842 Authorizes Medical Marijuana for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
June 6, 2013 LA HB 103 Reduces Penalties for Marijuana Possession Motion Rejected - Senate (24 - 11)
June 3, 2013 NV SB 374 Establishes Framework for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Bill Passed - House (28 - 14)
May 31, 2013 CA AB 473 Establishes a State Agency to Regulate Medical Marijuana Sales Bill Failed - House (35 - 37)
May 29, 2013 LA HB 103 Reduces Penalties for Marijuana Possession Bill Passed - House (54 - 38)
May 20, 2013 CA SB 439 Exempts Certain Medical Marijuana Collectives and Cooperatives from Prosecution Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
May 17, 2013 IL HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 21)
May 8, 2013 CO HB 1317 Establishes Regulations for the Retail Marijuana Industry Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 28)
May 8, 2013 CO HB 1318 Establishes Sales Taxes for Retail Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 28)
May 8, 2013 CO HB 1317 Establishes Regulations for the Retail Marijuana Industry Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
May 8, 2013 CO HB 1318 Establishes Sales Taxes for Retail Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
April 26, 2013 IN HB 1006 Amends the Criminal Code Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 15)
April 17, 2013 IL HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (61 - 57)
April 16, 2013 VT H 200 Reduces Penalties for Small Amounts of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (92 - 49)
April 1, 2013 MD SB 580 Expands Affirmative Defense to include a Caregiver Providing Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (95 - 37)
March 25, 2013 MD HB 1101 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (108 - 28)
March 19, 2013 MD SB 297 Reduces Fine for Marijuana Possession Under 10 Grams Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
March 11, 2013 NM HB 465 Reduces Penalties for Marijuana Possession Bill Passed - House (37 - 33)
Feb. 25, 2013 IN HB 1006 Amends the Criminal Code Bill Passed - House (80 - 13)
Feb. 25, 2013 ID SCR 112 Affirms Legislature's Opposition to Marijuana Authorization Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (29 - 5)
Feb. 25, 2013 ID SJM 101 Urges the Enforcement of Federal Drug-Free Policy Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 21)
Date No. Title Outcome
12/12 SB 660 Authorizes the Growth and Sale of Pharmaceutical-Grade Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 18)
12/12 SB 660 Authorizes the Growth and Sale of Pharmaceutical-Grade Marijuana Bill Passed - House (87 - 22)
11/13 SB 660 Authorizes the Growth and Sale of Pharmaceutical-Grade Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16)
7/06 HB 3460 Authorizes Retail Medical Marijuana Establishments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (31 - 28)
7/03 HB 3460 Authorizes Retail Medical Marijuana Establishments Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
6/24 S 2842 Authorizes Medical Marijuana for Minors Bill Passed - House (55 - 13)
6/20 S 2842 Authorizes Medical Marijuana for Minors Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 14)
6/06 HB 103 Reduces Penalties for Marijuana Possession Motion Rejected - Senate (24 - 11)
6/03 SB 374 Establishes Framework for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Bill Passed - House (28 - 14)
5/31 AB 473 Establishes a State Agency to Regulate Medical Marijuana Sales Bill Failed - House (35 - 37)
5/29 HB 103 Reduces Penalties for Marijuana Possession Bill Passed - House (54 - 38)
5/20 SB 439 Exempts Certain Medical Marijuana Collectives and Cooperatives from Prosecution Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
5/17 HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 21)
5/08 HB 1317 Establishes Regulations for the Retail Marijuana Industry Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 28)
5/08 HB 1318 Establishes Sales Taxes for Retail Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 28)
5/08 HB 1317 Establishes Regulations for the Retail Marijuana Industry Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
5/08 HB 1318 Establishes Sales Taxes for Retail Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
4/26 HB 1006 Amends the Criminal Code Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 15)
4/17 HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (61 - 57)
4/16 H 200 Reduces Penalties for Small Amounts of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (92 - 49)
4/01 SB 580 Expands Affirmative Defense to include a Caregiver Providing Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (95 - 37)
3/25 HB 1101 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (108 - 28)
3/19 SB 297 Reduces Fine for Marijuana Possession Under 10 Grams Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 16)
3/11 HB 465 Reduces Penalties for Marijuana Possession Bill Passed - House (37 - 33)
2/25 HB 1006 Amends the Criminal Code Bill Passed - House (80 - 13)
2/25 SCR 112 Affirms Legislature's Opposition to Marijuana Authorization Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (29 - 5)
2/25 SJM 101 Urges the Enforcement of Federal Drug-Free Policy Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 21)

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