Name: Rev. Al Sharpton

In short: Incomplete. Although a critic of mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders, Sharpton has not spoken on the issue of medical marijuana. It’s hard to imagine he wouldn’t be a supporter, but until he speaks to this issue, we cannot grade him. What Sharpton has done: Sharpton has never held elected office. In 1991, he founded… Continue reading Name: Rev. Al Sharpton

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Name: Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL)

Name:¬†Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL) In short: Graham opposed federal legislation legalizing medical marijuana and would not have stopped the current administration’s policy of arresting and jailing seriously ill patients and their caregivers. What Graham has done: Graham has not taken any action to protect medical marijuana patients. He has neither cosponsored nor voted on any legislation specifically… Continue reading Name: Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL)

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Latest News: In the Press

January 20, 2004: Med Marijuana Backers Hit WH (White House) 2004 DemsJanuary 8, 2004: Kerry Says He Opposes Federal Persecution of Medical MarijuanaJanuary 1, 2004: N.H. Voters Hearing From Robo-CallersDecember 22, 2003: Medical Marijuana Group Pickets ComcastDecember 17, 2003: PUB LTE: Dean on PotDecember 12, 2003: Gore’s Backing of Dean Criticized (Excerpt)December 12, 2003: Lieberman Energized by Post-Gore SupportDecember 11, 2003: Field Notes:… Continue reading Latest News: In the Press

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Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS)

In Short Sen. Brownback withdrew from the Republican primary on October 19, 2007. Prior to his withdrawal, Sen. Brownback had publicly stated that he would continue raiding and arresting seriously ill patients who use medical marijuana with approval from their doctors and state law. What Sen. Brownback Has Done: Brownback has neither cosponsored nor voted… Continue reading Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS)

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Former Sen. Mike Gravel (D-AK)

In Short While former Sen. Gravel has yet to make a public statement regarding his stance on the DEA’s policy of raiding and arresting seriously ill people who use medical marijuana, he has clearly stated that he is a proponent of the legalization of marijuana. What Former Sen. Gravel Has Done: Sen. Gravel has neither… Continue reading Former Sen. Mike Gravel (D-AK)

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Gov. Jim Gilmore (R-VA) on Medical Marijuana

In Short The former governor of Virginia and former chairman of the Republican National Committee has stated support for states’ rights, but has yet to publicly state that he would end the federal raids on medical marijuana patients and their caregivers. What Gov. Gilmore Has Done: Gov. Gilmore has neither cosponsored nor voted on any… Continue reading Gov. Jim Gilmore (R-VA) on Medical Marijuana

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Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

In Short Rep. Hunter has stated clearly that if elected he would have Californians raided and arrested by DEA agents for using medical marijuana legally under California state law. He has also consistently voted in opposition to legislation that would have protected medical marijuana patients and caregivers participating in medical marijuana programs. What Rep. Hunter… Continue reading Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

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Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT)

In Short Sen. Dodd has publicly promised to end the federal raids on state medical marijuana programs and has said he would decriminalize marijuana. He also voted against an amendment in the U.S. Senate that was intended to undermine state medical marijuana laws. What Sen. Dodd Has Done: On April 19, 2007, Sen. Dodd voted… Continue reading Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT)

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Name: Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-MO)

In short:¬†Gephardt voted for a 1998 U.S. Senate resolution condemning state efforts to legalize medical use of marijuana. Gephardt gets an “F” grade for refusing to pledge an end to the Bush administration’s cruel and heartless raids on medical marijuana patients. What Gephardt has done: In 1998, Gephardt voted for H.J.Res. 117, a resolution opposing efforts… Continue reading Name: Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-MO)

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Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO)

In Short Rep. Tancredo has been an outspoken opponent of the DEA’s raids on medical marijuana patients and has consistently voted in favor of legislation to end the raids. What Rep. Tancredo Has Done: In every year from 2003 to 2006, Rep. Tancredo voted in support of the Hinchey-Rohrabacher amendment, which would have ended the… Continue reading Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO)

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