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02n-HEMP on Dec 31, 2003

Political Group Ratings: by VOTE-HEMP on pro-hemp legalization policies
Source: VOTE-HEMP website
VOTE HEMP is a non-profit organization dedicated to the acceptance of and free market for Industrial Hemp. Industrial Hemp is non-psychoactive low THC varieties of the cannabis sativa plant. Currently, it is illegal for U.S. farmers to grow Industrial Hemp because it is improperly classified as a "drug" under the Controlled Substances Act. Since changes in law require shifts in thinking and this requires education in the facts, our primary goal is the education of legislators and regulators, farmers and businesses, students and other concerned citizens.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Question 19: Never legalize marijuana Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Drugs
  • Headline: by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: by VOTE-HEMP, indicating an anti-hemp voting record (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 02n-HEMP

Neil Abercrombie s1nAHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010) 
Rob Andrews s1nANew Jersey Democrat 
Tammy Baldwin s1nAWI Democratic Challenger 
Earl Blumenauer s1nAOregon Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s1nAMissouri Democrat 
Howard Dean s2nC-POTUS Democrat 
Peter Defazio s1nAOregon Democrat 
John Edwards s1nB-NC Former Democrat Senator; retired to run for President, 2004 
Sam Farr s1nACalifornia Democrat 
Barney Frank s1nAMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Maurice Hinchey s1nANew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Tim Johnson s2nDSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Carolyn Kilpatrick s1nAMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Dennis Kucinich s1nA+Ohio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Jim McDermott s1nAWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern s1nAMassachusetts Democrat 
George Miller s1nACalifornia Democrat 
Jerrold Nadler s1nANew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Nick Rahall s1nAWest Virginia Democrat 
Martin Sabo s1nAMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Jan Schakowsky s1nAIllinois Democrat 
Pete Stark s1nACalifornia Democrat 
Mike Thompson s1nACalifornia Democrat 
Henry Waxman s1nACalifornia Democrat 
Lynn Woolsey s1nACalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 



Republicans participating in 02n-HEMP

Wayne Allard s2nDCO Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Charlie Bass s2nDNew Hampshire Republican (Retired 2012) 
Judy Biggert s2nDIllinois Republican 
George W. Bush s2nFPOTUS Republican 
Denny Hastert s2nDIllinois Republican (Retired 2007) 
Ray LaHood s2nDIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Mitch McConnell s2nDKY Republican Sr Senator 
Scott McInnis s2nDColorado Republican (Until 2004) 
John Mica s2nDFlorida Republican 
Doug Ose s2nDCalifornia Republican challenger 
Ron Paul s1nAPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 
Dana Rohrabacher s2nDCalifornia Republican 
Edward Schrock s2nDVirginia Republican (Until 2004) 
Mark Souder s2nDIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
John Sununu s2nDNew Hampshire Republican 



Independents participating in 02n-HEMP

Michael Badnarik s1nA+POTUS Libertarian 
David Cobb s1nA+POTUS Green 
Ralph Nader s1nA+POTUS Green 
Gary Nolan s1nA+POTUS Libertarian 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 25
Republicans: 15
Independents: 4


















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