Americans for Safe Access Launches 2018 Medical Cannabis Voter Scorecard
Washington, DC – Americans for Safe Access (ASA) launched its Vote Medical Marijuana voter guide. The campaign features an interactive online voter's guide that grades members of Congress on their votes and sponsored bills on the issue of medical cannabis legislation.
ASA’s Voter Guide provides voters with a complete analysis of the current political landscape of medical cannabis in the U.S. Congress, and key state races across the nation. While there hasn't been a full chamber vote on cannabis policy in the House since 2015, and there has never been such a vote in the Senate, “ASA created the Vote Medical Marijuana campaign to help educate supporters and the general public because it is important for voters to know where their legislators stand on these issues," said ASA Executive Director Steph Sherer. "It is critical for medical cannabis advocates to vote in this year’s midterm elections to strengthen medical cannabis laws at both the state and national levels for the benefit of patients all across the United States and its territories.”
Vote Medical Marijuana can help medical cannabis patients, caregivers, and supporters determine if their Congressional representation is doing everything possible to protect medical cannabis programs from federal interference. Utah, Missouri, and some counties in Wisconsin will have medical cannabis on their ballots this November for the first time.