Candidate Name Chamber District Party Support Tax and Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol? Support Decriminalization (still illegal, but penalties for possession reduced to a citation)? Support Medical Marijuana? Support Expungement of Marijunana Offenses? Support Legalizing Industrial Hemp?
Bill Boone House 137 L Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sue Meredith House 71 D No, I don't know for sure. Some say it is a gateway drug.  I have not done enough researh to really know.  We definilty should not follow Colorado with high taxation creating a black market.  Regulation would still need to be determined. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Robert Vroman House 79 R Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Slantz, Bill US House 2 L Yes, I don't see the need for taxation. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kevin Knox House 134 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kevin Craig US House 7 L Yes, "Comment on all of these issues:

I'm a radical libertarian, opposing all drug laws, period.

http://KevinCraig.us/drugs.htm

http://KevinCraig.us/med_hemp.htm

I'm a Christian, and the Bible says ""Be not drunk with wine, but be filled with the Spirit"" (Ephesians 5:18). I've never used drugs. Unlike the last three Presidents of the United States, I've never even been in *possession* of a controlled substance. But as a Christian, I do not believe that threats of violence by the government are the best way to keep people clean and sober.

If elected, I would have to take an oath to ""support the Constitution."" The war on drugs is patently, blatantly unconstitutional, as the history of the 18th Amendment proves beyond doubt."
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tom Pauley House 44 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Matthew (Matt) Stephens House 33 L Yes, I would rather not regulate and tax, but that is probably the only path to full legalization. Yes,This would be a step in the right direction, but it is a half measure.  I support full legalization. Yes,People suffering when marijuana would alleviate their symptoms is ridiculous.  If nothing else gets done, this absolutely must.  I still prefer full legalization. Yes Yes
rod sturgeon House 42 D No, I believe it should be decriminalized to help cut state incarceration cost. I do not believe that we need another drug to go with alcohol but the cost of marijuana prohibition has far exceeded the taxpayers expectations. Yes Yes,Anything that can reduce a patient's suffering from an illness should be examined. Medical marijuana should not be excluded. Yes,I can attest to a past coworker who was forbidden to work on the same job as I because of a prior non - violent cannabis conviction from 30+ years before. It is truly unbelievable. Yes
Russ Monchil US House 6 L Yes, www.monchil.com   Please visit my website and look at press release page. Yes,I prefer full legalization. Yes,I prefer full legalization Yes,This only makes sense Yes,This is good for the environment.
Clem Smith House 85 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Arthur Lieber US House 2 D No, Not sure on this, but I do support decriminalization. I think that we need more study, particularly with regard to marijuana and driving. Yes,I think this is the appropriate first step. On the federal level, we need to learn more about what is happening in Colorado and Washington State. I think that we will find lots of successes and should facilitate that. But we have to be cautious about possible risks, particularly unintended ones. Yes Yes Yes
Rick Vandeven US House 8 L Yes, If elected, I would introduce legislation to remove cannabis from the Schedule 1 list of drugs, and legalize cannabis at the federal level. I believe that the only reason cannabis is illegal in the states that it is still illegal in, is because of federal cannabis prohibition laws. No state legislature in their right mind would continue to spend millions of taxpayer's dollars in order to enforce cannabis prohibition laws on their own. Yes,I prefer full legalization, but I can live with decriminalization of cannabis. In a way, decriminalization may be preferable to full legalization in order to prevent the "sin taxes" that will be applied to legalized cannabis. Yes,I support medicinal marijuana, but feel that it is a "work around" for people who just want to use cannabis for recreational purposes. It's a joke in California with doctors setting up shops on the beach, and writing prescriptions for profit. I also don't agree with preventing people who truly need to use cannabis for medical purposes from having access to it. Politicians who vote to prevent sick people from using cannabis for medical purposes are either in the hip pockets of the major pharmaceutical industries, or are just assholes. Yes,The United States already has the largest prison population in the world. The failed "war on drugs" has destroyed families and communities.25% of this country's massive prison population is serving sentences for non-violent drug offenses.  I especially despise the "prison for profit" business model that colludes with members of our justice system, and the practice of asset forfeiture. Yes,I have worked in the paper industry for over 15 years. I have studied the opportunity that producing hemp paper has for our economy, and environment. There are hundreds of applications for industrial hemp that we are foolishly prohibiting due to laws based on ignorance, and superstition. Industrial hemp would be a boon to our economy,
Sean Fauss House 113 D Yes, "Support of such legislation would conditional depending on the way that the industry is regulated.

I have concerns that cannabis would be marketed in an economically exploitative manner such as  tobacco & alcohol is. I am most certainly in favor of decriminalizing a fairly harmless vice but do not want to see drug use encouraged in economically disadvantaged areas."
Yes,I am against any fines or penalties for the use, sale, or distribution of cannabis to adults. Yes,I am answering "yes" because of my prior statements in favor of recreational use of cannabis.That said I am in favor of the FDA regulating medicine on a national level, cannabis included. Yes Yes
Bob Rowland House 18 R No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ginny Keirns House 153 L Yes, I don't think it needs to be taxed and regulated.  Should be no legal ramification for personal use. Yes,Shouldn't even be illegal for adults over 21.  Every step toward that goal, I would support. Yes,I support any and all measures that will move marijuana toward legalization for adults over 21. Yes Yes,I not only support this, I believe it's desperately needed as a sustainable/renewable source of fuel, clothing, paper, and so much more.
joe keaveny Senate 4 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Andrew Bolin House 83 L Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes,I feel the most strongly about this.  The fact that the growing of hemp is illegal is morally bankrupt and based on ignorant fear.
Charles(Hugh)Shields House 161 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Terry Hampton US House 8 Independent Yes, And I think it is essential that individuals be allowed to grow their own marijuana (in limited quantities) for personal use. Yes,I believe decriminalization at the federal level may be the best route to go and then let the states decide the best course of action to move ahead with legalization. I would not like the federal government to have too much control over the process. Yes,Marijuana should never have been classified as a Schedule I controlled substance. Ludicrous! We need to move ahead with legalized medical marijuana immediately. Yes,The incarceration of non-violent cannabis offenders is one of the greatest moral atrocities we perpetuate in this country. Yes,Growing hemp could be a wonderful means of economic development for many areas of rural Missouri. In addition to growers profiting, more jobs could be created by local industries becoming involved in the manufacturing of hemp products.
Joseph Keaveny Senate 4 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Daniel Elder US House 1 R Yes, I support a full repeal of all marijuana laws at the federal level.  The states should decide how to regulate, tax, and control it. No,I only support full legalization.  I believe having a decriminalized system will still support a black market, which is one of the reasons that illegal drugs are so dangerous. No,I only support full legalization. Yes Yes
Billedo, Jim (DEM) House 140 D Yes; the law would have to be looked at on worker comp claims also Yes Yes Yes; each case to be looked at and a clear determination of the non-violent  Yes
Bolin, Andrew (LIB) House 83 L Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bollmann, Barbara (DEM) House 109 D Yes Yes; We shouldnÕt waste court time on such issues Yes Yes Yes; No brainer. Hemp is a terribly useful commodity.  There is no logical reason for its ban.
Boone, Bill (LIB) House 137 L Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Buckingham, Jeremy (REP) House 83 R Yes; I will support taxing the sale of the marijuana, but not in a fashion designed to discourage use.  Marijuana usage, as well as all drug usage, should be discussed and encouraged or discouraged by the family and supporting friends.  The government has no right to legislate behavior, whether for or against.  I would prefer to see regulation allowing limited growth of marijuana for personal use similar to the style of beer and wine. Yes; Victimless crimes should have NO possibility of jail time at all.  We need to keep families together, not pull them apart for "criminal acts" that harm no one or any property. Yes; The government has no business in anyone's healthcare choices. Yes; I would support expanding the offenses which can be expunged to include ALL non-violent, victim-less offenses, not simply marijuana related offenses. Yes; Farmers in Missouri should have the ability to make their own choices about which crops they wish to grow and succeed or fail based on their own merits, not on the direction of any governing body.  Growing hemp in Missouri will open doors for better medicines, better biofuels, and many more products to be traded within and outside of the state.
Burlison, Bill (DEM) House 149 D Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Castaneda, Laura (DEM) House 64 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cunningham, Susan (DEM) House 119 D No: LetÕs see how it works out long term in CO & WA Yes Yes Yes Yes
Darian, Dan (DEM) House 115 D No No No; I have not had time to research this issue No Yes
Dildine, Dan (DEM) House 41 D I donÕt feel I am well enough informed on these questions.  My last occupation was a judge.  I would like to hear more about these before making a decision. 
Duvall, Ken (DEM) House 35 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Eggleston, J.(REP) House 2 R No No If the "treatment" is to get people stoned, then No.  If is were something like an oil or extract used as a medicine that had no adverse cognitive functional side effect, then I would consider it. Maybe, but the employer has a right to know about a prospective employee's past.  If the employer wants to discount a checkered past because of how long ago it was, that is up to the employer's judgment, but such acts should not be legally hidden from employers since the employer will be the one on the hook for a lawsuit if the employee does something destructive while on the job. I would need to learn more about it, but would consider it.
Ellebracht, Mark (DEM) House 17 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ellington, Brandon (DEM) House 22 D Yes; I sponsored a bill last session to legalize marijuana Yes; However, I feel that it should be decriminalized and regulated Yes Yes; last session I sponsored an expungement bill and I plan on doing it again this year Yes
Faulstich, Al (REP) House 92 R Yes Yes A simple "yes" or "no" is not possible.  I want a complete list of "other serious ailments and injuries" before giving an answer.  I do have a son that was nearly killed 20 years ago, but left without the full use of his right arm which is held in place at the shoulder with a metal strap and screws.  He has obtained marijuana from soure(s) for his pain relief. Yes, but a Ōminimum number of yearsĶ needs to be specified Since "hemp" is a substitute for rope making but more costly then synthetic materials, I believe anyone growing "hemp" is actually growing marijuana.
Fauss, Sean (DEM) House 113 D Soft Yes; It would very much depend on how it is done. I am most in favor of decriminalization at this point. I have concerns about big tobacco moving into cannabis and marketing it disproportionately to young people and those in lower income neighborhoods.    Yes Yes; I don't believe states should independently be operating as their own FDA, but would favor such legislation because of the lack of action on the federal level. yes Yes
Freebairn, Molly (DEM) Senate 6 D Yes; It would be good to conduct a study, analysis, and report on the legalization in Colorado and Washington for lessons and guidelines on how best to proceed with legalizing marijuana in other states. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gaines, Gary (DEM) House 147 D Undecided; I believe I would support legalization of marijuana, but I would need to do more research before saying so.  Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gerber, Al (DEM) House 89 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Herman, Andrew (Andy) (DEM) House 32 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes; Lexington Missouri was once a thriving town due to hemp production along with other river towns.
Higgins, Jim (LIB) Senate 24 L Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hodge, Dean (LIB) House 103 L Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes; The state should stop deciding which crops can be grown
Holder, Ryan Wm. (DEM) House 151 D Not Yet No Yes Yes Yes
Hubb, John (REP) House 78 R Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jackson, Lowell (DEM) House 40 D No No Yes Yes Yes
Jennings, Vince (DEM) House 157 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keaveny, Joseph (DEM) Senate 4 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kendrick, Kip (DEM) House 45 D If the implementation of legalized marijuana is successful in Col. and Wash., and the taxation creates a steady revenue stream, then I will strongly consider supporting similar legislation in Missouri Yes Yes Yes Yes
Klinedinst, Lloyd (DEM) Senate 26 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Knox, Kevin (DEM) House 134 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lesinski, Terry (DEM) House 104 D Yes No Yes Yes; I will support only the first offense though.  Multiple offenses will not be included for expunging. Yes
Lockwood, Ed (DEM) House 43 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mees, Garrett (REP) House 93 R Yes; Even though I no longer smoke, I do understand that despite all the HYPE, Pot is NOT a gateway drug, just like guns do not kill people and spoons do not make people fat. Yes; Our prisons are full of people that fit this criteria and it becomes a DOUBLE HIT (haha) to our economy as in many cases the person had a job, home, family, ect and contributed to they system, yet now not only has he/she lost the job, the house, cars, ect been seized. the tax burden shifts to the rest of us to house them in a cell.  Plus, they are going to get out, then because of the things that happen in prison, they may become an even bigger threat to the public safety. Yes; I do truly understand the medicinal purpose of marijuana Yes; I think I may have already answered this question within my other answers, yet I will reiterate.  The prohibition of alcohol did nothing to prevent drinking, it only made criminals of those that did.  However, unlike most alcohol.  Marijuana has real medicinal value and other uses as well. Yes; In this day and age we need more jobs being created and are in no short supply of unemployed people.  Plus this would open up other types of jobs other than just agriculture.
We spend more money on prisons than we do in education.  This is WRONG!
Meredith, Sue (DEM) House 71 D I did but now I question he idea after a meeting with the NCADA I donÕt know Yes Yes Yes
Mitten, Gina (DEM) House 83 D Yes; I have significant concerns about some of the unintended consequences of the legalization in Co, including the lack of constraints on edibles that end up in the hands of young children.  I believe any steps toward legalization must include significant restrictions that ensure there is no increase in access to those under legal age.  I also have concerns about the interaction between legalization and other existing policy (e.g., on the job injuries) given what appears to be a lack of adequate testing for marijuana in the system (i.e. that there could be a positive result for days or weeks after ingestion).   Yes; I was disappointed that the 2014 overhaul of the criminal code did not include the changes to minor drug offenses that had been agreed upon by the stakeholders who participated in the years long study of the code changes.   Yes; I voted in favor of 2014 legislation that allowed cannabinoid oil treatment for persons living with epilepsy.  I agree that this should be expanded.   Yes Yes; Again, I supported the 2014 cannabinoid oil bill that included small manufacture w/in Missouri.  I support allowing hemp production in MO.  
Morgan, Judy (DEM) House 24 D I would support doing what Colorado did through and initiative petition asking for a vote of the people to allow marijuana to be taxed and regulated like alcohol. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Morris, Lynn (REP) House 140 R No; Not at this time, but I am studying this issue. I am traveling to Denver before the end of the year to do my research on this matter. Yes and no; Certainly we need to lessen the penalties. We have a person in prison today over 20 years because of too strict punishment. I would have to study when we go with this, but would vote to lessen the penalty-make it more like alcohol. Yes; Need to determine who will sell it, control and store it. Used for legitimate healthcare issues and doctorÕs Rx. Maybe pharmacists should dispense this. Yes; I would like to continue considering this issue Yes; This was discussed in Committee as well as voted on the floor. I voted for this.
Muntzel, Dave (REP) House 48 R No No No No No
Otto, Bill (DEM) House 70 D Yes No No Yes Yes
Pauley, Thomas (DEM) House 44 D Yes; I do support this legislation in the state of Missouri.  I do have some reservations concerning the potential mixed message we would be creating when we ban tobacco smoking in public places but allow marijuana smoking.  If we pass legislation legalizing marijuana that legislation might need to contain restrictions concerning the locations where marijuana could be consumed in public.  Second-hand smoke, regardless of what type of smoke it is, is an intrusion on the rights of others.  I am a firm believer in individual rights and freedoms to everyone.  I truly believe this is a minor consideration and I envision including a section of the legislation that will provide guidelines and restrictions similar to those restrictions on tobacco usage and the public consumption of alcohol. Yes Yes Yes; I have concerns over requiring individuals convicted of non-violent crimes, who have completing their required sentence, being pre-screened out of jobs because of having to indicate convictions on initial job applications.  This issue is currently being addressed by the Ban the Box movement.  Supporters of Ban the Box want to have the check box indicating if an individual has been convicted of a non-violent crime removed from initial job applications.  This would not preclude or eliminate criminal background checks or asking an individual about their criminal record during a subsequent interview or application.  This measure would simply allow qualified and potentially desirable employees from being disavowed during the initial application process.  I believe this question falls into that category and I support Ban the Box.  Including a marijuana possession expunging process would be a natural extension of the intent of this type of legislation.   Yes
Peters, Michael (REP) House 91 R No; Studies this year in France and Sweden have shown a connection between marijuana use, heart and brain problems along with long term disability.  The long term effects of unregulated marijuana usage are dangerous.  It is not as safe as presented.  Medical use that is regulated is different than recreational use. Yes Yes No; I would need to study this more to find the ramifications of such a law. Yes
Pinkston, William (DEM)  House 99 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plemons, Daniel (CST) House 54 C Yes Yes; I donÕt smoke but I am for freedom and limiting the government to be confound to constitutional law Yes; DonÕt need doctorÕs approval Yes Yes; I am for legalized marijuana at any amount
Rhodes, Shawn (REP) House 154 R I will not be filling out this survey
Roorda, Jeff (DEM) Senate 22 D No No; I would consider expanding the amounts but not the number of offenses.  As always, IÕm open minded to rational arguments. Yes Yes; IÕd be supportive depending on the details of things like quantity, length of time to be eligible, etc. Yes
Rowland, Bob (REP) House 18 R Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shields, Charles (Hugh) (DEM) House 161 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stephens, Matt (LIB) House 33 L Yes; my preference is complete legalization.  Taxing/regulating is likely the only way to gain enough support to pass such legislation.   Yes Yes yes Yes
Strickland, Dwayne (REP) House 67 R Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stuber, Robert (DEM) Senate 34 D No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sturgeon, Rod (DEM) House 42 D Maybe Yes Yes Yes; This has meaning for me.  I worked with a man that these laws effected because of a thirty year old minor conviction; School work and construction Yes
Tlapek, Greg (LIB) House 147 L Yes Yes Yes Yes; I am advocating for the General Assembly to put these issues before the voters Yes
Vahey, John (REP) House 69 R Yes Yes; I am for treating marijuana much like we treat alcohol.  There have been many medicinal and industrial uses for it through history. Yes Yes; Decriminalizing marijuana would not only allow us additional tax income but also save us money in our prison system by releasing many of our non-violent criminals that we are currently supporting for possession and other similar crimes.  Yes
Van Wagner, Sandy (DEM) House 12 D I DONÕT know at the present time.  I would need to learn more about the issue Yes; I support decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana Yes; I support medical use of marijuana Yes; ItÕs about time  Yes; I support agricultural development of marijuana
Vroman, Robert (REP) House 79 R Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Waltemath, Mike (DEM) House 2 D More yes than no; But I think there are many unintended consequences that should be addresses after consulting Colorado officials Somewhat; Each instance I believe should stand on its own circumstances Yes Yes Yes
Wayne, Bill (LIB) House 51 L Yes; I'd prefer to completely deregulate it w/o taxes Yes; I'd support this, but prefer complete deregulation; at the very least increase the threshold. Yes; At the least.  Let's leave it to the doctor & patient. Yes; A complete pardon would work, as well (I recognize that's outside the legislature's purview)   Yes; Banning industrial hemp is stupid; it's a versatile product that we need to make available to farmers
Yant, Marlee (DEM) House 131 D Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes