Presidential Scorecard on Marijuana

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) evaluates the positions of 18 candidates—15 Republicans and 3 Democrats—on their support of an evidence-based marijuana policy:

  • Opposition to marijuana legalization for recreational purposes
  • Support of prevention, intervention, and treatment for marijuana use
  • Regulated, FDA-approved approach to the legitimate medical use of marijuana components

marijuana score card candidates

Some candidates are still formulating a position (e.g., John Kasich). SAM will be sending a questionnaire to the candidates to clarify their stance.

Best Candidates:
Marco Rubio
Chris Christie
Ben Carson

Worst Candidates:
Bernie Sanders
Rand Paul

Read SAM’s Scorecard of 2016 Presidential Candidates here.

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