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Race to Watch: Washington

Voters all over the United States will make their voices heard at the ballot box on November 6. The battle for the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate come down to just a few competitive races, so it’s more important than ever for cannabis professionals to be informed about the views of key candidates running for office. NCIA has compiled information about candidates running in 25 competitive races for the House of Representatives and three for the Senate that we consider uniquely important to the cannabis industry due to their views on marijuana policy and/or their geographic location.

House Races

District

5

Former state Sen. Lisa Brown (D) and incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) are running for this seat. Rep. McMorris-Rodgers has voted against amendments related to veterans access, medical and adult-use cannabis, protection for banks who do business with the cannabis industry, and hemp, however, she did vote in favor of an amendment protecting CBD programs. Rep. McMorris-Rodgers has recently softened her stance, however, and said she was open to states experimenting with their own policies surrounding marijuana. Brown said she supports several pieces of legislation that would ease restrictions on cannabis, including the STATES Act.

Incumbent

Republican

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

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Candidate

Democrat

Lisa Brown

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Public support for marijuana law reform is at an all time high with 63% of voters supporting legalizing marijuana for adults and over 90% supporting legal access to cannabis for medical use. If elected to the 116th Congress, what federal legislation would you support relating to cannabis?

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Does this candidate have a voting record on cannabis issues from a previously-held office? If so, please describe:

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Is there any other information we should know about the candidate and their views on cannabis policy? If so, please describe:

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Public support for marijuana law reform is at an all time high with 63% of voters supporting legalizing marijuana for adults and over 90% supporting legal access to cannabis for medical use. If elected to the 116th Congress, what federal legislation would you support relating to cannabis?

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Does this candidate have a voting record on cannabis issues from a previously-held office? If so, please describe:

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Is there any other information we should know about the candidate and their views on cannabis policy? If so, please describe:

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District

8

According to SwingLeft.org, in this open seat race, Democrat Kim Schrier, a pediatrician who wants to expand Medicare, is taking on Republican Dino Rossi, a Trump-backed state senator. Both Schrier and Rossi's positions on cannabis policy are unknown.

Incumbent

Republican

Dino Rossi

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Candidate

Democrat

Kim Schrier

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Public support for marijuana law reform is at an all time high with 63% of voters supporting legalizing marijuana for adults and over 90% supporting legal access to cannabis for medical use. If elected to the 116th Congress, what federal legislation would you support relating to cannabis?

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Does this candidate have a voting record on cannabis issues from a previously-held office? If so, please describe:

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Is there any other information we should know about the candidate and their views on cannabis policy? If so, please describe:

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Grade:

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Public support for marijuana law reform is at an all time high with 63% of voters supporting legalizing marijuana for adults and over 90% supporting legal access to cannabis for medical use. If elected to the 116th Congress, what federal legislation would you support relating to cannabis?

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Does this candidate have a voting record on cannabis issues from a previously-held office? If so, please describe:

N/A

Is there any other information we should know about the candidate and their views on cannabis policy? If so, please describe:

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