Rating Group: NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws)

2016 Positions

Issues: Marijuana

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State Office Name Party Rating
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 0%
AZ Governor Doug Ducey Republican 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr John Hickenlooper Democratic 58%
FL U.S. Senate - Jr Rick Scott Republican 17%
HI Governor David Ige Democratic 66%
LA Governor John Bel Edwards Democratic 58%
MA Governor Charlie Baker Republican 0%
MD Governor Larry Hogan, Jr. Republican 58%
NA U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo 75%
NE Governor Pete Ricketts Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate - Jr Maggie Hassan Democratic 33%
OR Governor Kate Brown Democratic 91%
PA Governor Tom Wolf Democratic 75%
TX Governor Greg Abbott Republican 17%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 58%
Robert Bentley 17%
Matt Bevin 58%
Terry Branstad 17%
Jerry Brown, Jr. 42%
Sam Brownback 33%
Phil Bryant 17%
Steve Bullock 58%
Chris Christie 25%
Andrew Cuomo 33%
Jack Dalrymple 42%
Dennis Daugaard 17%
Mark Dayton 42%
Nathan Deal 17%
Mary Fallin 17%
Nikki Haley 33%
Bill Haslam 33%
Gary Herbert 33%
John Kasich 58%
Paul LePage 25%
Dan Malloy 75%
Jack Markell 75%
Susana Martinez 0%
Terry McAuliffe 58%
Patrick McCrory 25%
Matt Mead 8%
Jay Nixon 58%
Butch Otter 0%
Mike Pence 0%
Bruce Rauner 58%
Brian Sandoval 58%
Peter Shumlin 100%
Rick Snyder 66%
Scott Walker 17%
State Office Name Party Rating
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 0%
AZ Governor Doug Ducey R 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Jr John Hickenlooper D 58%
FL U.S. Senate - Jr Rick Scott R 17%
HI Governor David Ige D 66%
LA Governor John Bel Edwards D 58%
MA Governor Charlie Baker R 0%
MD Governor Larry Hogan, Jr. R 58%
NA U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo 75%
NE Governor Pete Ricketts R 0%
NH U.S. Senate - Jr Maggie Hassan D 33%
OR Governor Kate Brown D 91%
PA Governor Tom Wolf D 75%
TX Governor Greg Abbott R 17%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 58%
Robert Bentley 17%
Matt Bevin 58%
Terry Branstad 17%
Jerry Brown, Jr. 42%
Sam Brownback 33%
Phil Bryant 17%
Steve Bullock 58%
Chris Christie 25%
Andrew Cuomo 33%
Jack Dalrymple 42%
Dennis Daugaard 17%
Mark Dayton 42%
Nathan Deal 17%
Mary Fallin 17%
Nikki Haley 33%
Bill Haslam 33%
Gary Herbert 33%
John Kasich 58%
Paul LePage 25%
Dan Malloy 75%
Jack Markell 75%
Susana Martinez 0%
Terry McAuliffe 58%
Patrick McCrory 25%
Matt Mead 8%
Jay Nixon 58%
Butch Otter 0%
Mike Pence 0%
Bruce Rauner 58%
Brian Sandoval 58%
Peter Shumlin 100%
Rick Snyder 66%
Scott Walker 17%
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