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(R) Republican, (D) Democrat, (L) Libertarian, (I) Incumbent
District Democrat Republican Libertarian
District 1 Carolyn Jackson (D) Donna Dunn (L)
District 2 Earl Harris, Jr. (R) (I)
District 3 Ragen Hatcher (D)
District 4 Frank Szczepanski (D) Edmond Soliday (R) (I)
District 5 Donald Westerhausen Jr (D) Dale DeVon (R) (I)
District 6 B. Patrick Bauer (D) (I)
District 7 Joe Taylor (D) (I) Troy Dillon (R)
District 8 Ryan Dvorak (D) (I)
District 9 Patricia Boy (D) (I) Dan Granquist (R)
District 10 Charles Moseley (D) (I)
District 11 Delano Scaife (D) Michael Aylesworth (R) (I)
District 12 Mara Candelaria Reardon (D) (I)
District 13 Loretta Barnes (D) Sharon Negele (R)
District 14 Vernon Smith (D) (I)
District 15 Chris Chyung (D) Harold Slager (R) (I)
District 16 Christina Zacny (D) Douglas Gutwein (R) (I)
District 17 Jack Jordan (R) (I)
District 18 Dee Moore (D) David Alan Wolkins (R) (I)
District 19 Lisa Beck (D) Julie Olthoff (R) (I)
District 20 Jim Pressel (R) (I)
District 21 Timothy Wesco (R) (I) Ethan Legg (L)
District 22 Curt Nisly (R) (I)
District 23 Terry Doran (D) Ethan Manning (R) Adam Werner (L)
District 24 Naomi Bechtold (D) Donna Schaibley (R) (I) Donald Rainwater (L)
District 25 Maurice Fuller (D) Donald Lehe (R) (I)
District 26 Chris Campbell (D) Sally Siegriest (R) (I)
District 27 Sheila Ann Klinker (D) (I)
District 28 Harlan Vondersaar (D) Jeffrey Thompson (R) (I)
District 29 Tracy Roberts (D) Chuck Goodrich (R)
District 30 Michael Karickhoff (R) (I)
District 31 Lynn Johnson (D) Kevin Mahan (R) (I)
District 32 Amie Neiling (D) Tony Cook (R) (I)
District 33 Shon Byrum (D) John Prescott (R) Dale Arnett (L)
District 34 Sue Errington (D) (I)
District 35 Melanie Wright (D) (I) Ben Fisher (R)
District 36 Terri Austin (D) (I) Jennifer Culp (R)
District 37 Aimee Cole (D) Todd Huston (R) (I)
District 38 Thomas Heddie (D) Heath VanNatter (R)
District 39 Mark Hinton (D) Gerald Torr (R) (I)
District 40 MeChelle Callen (D) Gregory Steuerwald (R) (I)
District 41 Ervin Brock (D) Timothy Brown (R) (I)
District 42 Eveyln Brown (D) Alan Morrison (R) (I)
District 43 Tonya Pfaff (D) Eddie Felling (R)
District 44 Kimberly Fidler (D) Beau Baird (R)
District 45 Jim Exline (D) Bruce Borders (R) (I)
District 46 Thomasina Marsili (D) Bob Heaton (R) (I)
District 47 Susan Diagana (D) John Young (R)
District 48 Doug Miller (R) (I) Robert Wilson Jr. (L)
District 49 Christy Stutzman (R)
District 50 Jorge Fernandez (D) Daniel Leonard (R) (I)
District 51 Michael Stephenson (D) Dennis Zent (R) (I)
District 52 Martha Lemert (D) Ben Smalz (R)
District 53 Nancy Tibbett (D) Robert Cherry (R) (I)
District 54 Thomas Saunders (R) (I)
District 55 Cindy Meyer Ziemke (R) (I)
District 56 Jeffrey Locke (D) Bradford Barrett (R) Jeremy Why (Independent)
District 57 Sean Eberhart (R) (I)
District 58 Cynthia Reinert (D) Charles Burton (R) (I)
District 59 Dale Nowlin (D) Ryan Lauer (R) Clyde Myers (L)
District 60 Penny Githens (D) Peggy Mayfield (R) (I)
District 61 Matt Pierce (D) (I)
District 62 Amy Swain (D) Jeff Ellington (R) (I)
District 63 Joseph Lannan (D) Shane Lindauer (R) (I)
District 64 Matt Hostettler (R)
District 65 Jared Stancombe (D) Christopher May (R)
District 66 Terry Goodin (D) (I) Mike Bowling (R)
District 67 Randy Frye (R) (I)
District 68 Matt Gaustad Randy Lyness
District 69 Steve Schoettmer (D) Jim Lucas (R)
District 70 Sarah Stivers (D) Karen Engelman (R)
District 71 Rita Fleming (D) Matt Owen (R) Thomas Keister (L)
District 72 Sam Charboneau (D) Edward Clere (R) (I)
District 73 Steve Davvisson (R) (I)
District 74 Larry Kleenman (D) Steve Bartels (R) (I)
District 75 John Hurley (D) Ron Bacon (R) (I)
District 76 Stephen Folz (D) Wendy McNamara (R) (I)
District 77 Ryan Hatfield (D) (I)
District 78 Holli Sullivan (R) (I)
District 79 Matthew Lehman (R) (I)
District 80 Phil GiaQuinta (D) (I)
District 81 Kyle Miller (D) Martin Carbaugh (R) (I)
District 82 Mike Wilber (D) David Abbott (R)
District 83 Chris Judy (R) (I)
District 84 Curtis Nash (D) Bob Morris (R) (I)
District 85 Christopher Rex (D) Dave Heine (R) (I)
District 86 Edward Delaney (D) (I)
District 87 Carey Hamilton (D) (I) Paula Finch (R)
District 88 Poonam Gill (D) Brian Bosma (R) (I)
District 89 John Barnes (D) Cindy Kirchhoffer (R) (I)
District 90 Tim Jeffers (D) Mike Speedy (R) (I)
District 91 Kevin Leineweber (D) Robert Behning (R) (I)
District 92 Karlee Macer (D)
District 93 Greg Rathnow (D) David Frizzell (R) (I)
District 94 Cherrish Pryor (D)
District 95 John Bartlett (D) (I)
District 96 Gregory Porter (D) (I)
District 97 Justin Moed (D)
District 98 Robin Shackleford (D) (I)
District 99 Vanessa Summers (D) (I)
District 100 Dan Forestal (D) (I)

District 1

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Carolyn Jackson (D) Yes.

Donna Dunn (L) Yes. I have seen how medical cannabis has helped veterans. Some veterans have gone from taking 12 pills a day to using medical cannabis, with amazing life changing results. Medical cannabis could also be what we need to combat the opioid addiction issue. The American Legion has recently come on board in this fight.

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Carolyn Jackson (D) Yes.

Donna Dunn (L) Once cannabis is decriminalized we will see a dramatic drop in crime. Prohibition did not work for alcohol and it isn’t working for cannabis. Other states have had great success in this area and it is time for Indiana to come out of the past and move forward.

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Carolyn Jackson (D) Yes.

Donna Dunn (L) Yes. Our citizens should be able to choose if they want to use cannabis without the fear of ending up in prison. Using cannabis hurts no one…no victim – no crime. Putting non violent people in jail for smoking a plant must end. It cost the tax payers millions of dollars each year.

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Carolyn Jackson (D) I have spoken to many people who would like to see Cannabis legalized for medical use. They have also I dictated they have received pain relief from the cbd oil.

Donna Dunn (L) Many cancer patients have greatly benefited from cannabis. We need to stop denying our citizens the ability to use treatment that helps them. It is time for Indiana to stop denying its citizens the help they need.

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District 4

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Frank Szczepanski (D) Yes, I fully support a medical cannabis program. My wife, Carol, fought breast cancer for 24 years along with several other family members and I have seen first-hand how medical cannabis could’ve been part of the treatment in her medical prognosis.

Additionally, I am a STEM professional and CEO/Founder of an innovative biotechnology company that is working to fight cancer, and have been endorsed by the largest pro-science advocacy group in the nation. Just as in my work and life, I will use a data-driven and research-based approach to political decision-making once elected to the Statehouse. That means that continuing to ignore the research regarding the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis isn’t an option. We can no longer ignore the mounting body of research which shows that the use of medical cannabis as part of a comprehensive plan to drastically reduce the opioid epidemic is highly effective. The facts about medical cannabis’ impact on the opioid epidemic should be reason #1 that Hoosier legislators pass strong, progressive medical cannabis legislation during the 2019 session.

Edmond Soliday (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Frank Szczepanski (D) Yes, and even more than supporting decriminalization of cannabis, I also support criminal expungement of prior cannabis related convictions.

Edmond Soliday (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Frank Szczepanski (D) Yes, absolutely. I believe regulation of legalized recreational cannabis is not only the smartest and safest path forward, but that it will provide a much needed economic boost to Indiana’s economy for small business owners across the state.

As an businessman, entrepreneur, and innovator, the business-case for legalization may be the most strategic way to build a broad-based coalition that works across party lines to change Indiana’s draconian cannabis laws.

Edmond Soliday (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Frank Szczepanski (D) Let me know if you would like to meet – I’m here to help and work together for the greater good on this issue.

Edmond Soliday (R) (I)

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District 11

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Delano Scaife (D) Yes

Michael Aylesworth (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Delano Scaife (D) Yes, if it is from a cannabis retailer, certified grower, or prescribed by health care provider.

Michael Aylesworth (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Delano Scaife (D) Yes

Michael Aylesworth (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Delano Scaife (D) I do not support the decriminalization of synthetic cannabis.

Michael Aylesworth (R) (I)

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District 12

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Mara Candelaria Reardon (D) (I) Yes

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Mara Candelaria Reardon (D) (I) Yes

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Mara Candelaria Reardon (D) (I) Yes

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Mara Candelaria Reardon (D) (I) I have authored legislation for medical marijuana in the past. I fully support both medical and recreational use. I believe marijuana to be a safe and effective means of treating many medical conditions.

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District 13

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Loretta Barnes (D) Yes I do. I have personally seen the positive results of CBD oil for someone suffering from long-term Lyme Disease exposure. I believe medical cannabis should be allowed to be prescribed to people all over Indiana who are suffering from various ailments where medical cannabis is a workable solution for them.

Sharon Negele (R)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Loretta Barnes (D) Yes I do. I also support the reviewing of records for people previously incarcerated for cannabis-related crimes and releasing of those individuals whose sole discretion was the use or possession of cannabis.

Sharon Negele (R)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Loretta Barnes (D) Yes I do. Sales tax from the retail sales of cannabis can be used for public schools, infrastructure and other great projects.

Sharon Negele (R)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Loretta Barnes (D) Providing CBD oil and cannabis to veterans should be a program that gets moved forward quickly. It can help with anxiety, PTSD, and pain.

Sharon Negele (R)

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District 16

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Christina Zacny (D) Yes. I am a rare disease patient and know many in the rare disease community that this would benefit. I live in one of the highest cancer clusters in the state. I am also a pain patient and would absolutely push for this to be legalized.

Douglas Gutwein (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Christina Zacny (D) Absolutely, I am for the complete legalization of marijuana and for the decriminalization of marijuana related offenses.

Douglas Gutwein (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Christina Zacny (D) Yes. Legalizing marijuana retail sales for personal use would provide a surplus in revenue for the state, which could be used to invest in our schools, homeless programs, veterans programs, women’s programs, and provide opportunities for local businesses to thrive.

Douglas Gutwein (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Christina Zacny (D) Cannabis can also be used to nearly wipe out our opioid epidemic in our state. I am also pushing to legalize industrial hemp. When talking to voters, I often hear that they are for the legalization of marijuana.

Douglas Gutwein (R) (I)

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District 18

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Dee Moore (D) Yes. Not only should it be legal, it should be inexpensive and easily available. We must not let pharmaceutical companies control the supply and price.

David Alan Wolkins (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Dee Moore (D) Yes. For all medical purposes. The only restriction I would require is research upon the effects of driving under the influence. In other words, restrictions similar to alcohol use. Because of the illegality of cannabis, we really haven’t been open about or aware of possible effects of driving under the influence.

David Alan Wolkins (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Dee Moore (D) Yes. There also needs to be legalization of “growing your own” for personal use without restriction. I fear legalization may give power to corporate control for profit, and not allow people to grow their own supply. I suggest the issue of who profits financially is probably why there has been such a delay in legalization.

David Alan Wolkins (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Dee Moore (D) I am pro legalization. We still need to warn people about the health risks of smoking, regardless of what you smoke. There are other ways to use cannabis. We also need to research the effects of driving under the influence of cannabis to know if it would impair drivers, and how to determine if impaired. Our highways are dangerous now with impaired drivers from texting and alcohol. We must work for the best of our people.

David Alan Wolkins (R) (I)

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District 21

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Timothy Wesco (R) (I)

Ethan Legg (L) Yes, it should have been done long before now.

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Timothy Wesco (R) (I)

Ethan Legg (L) Yes, it is harmless substance at the very least it should be treated like a ticket, but I would prefer complete decriminalization and implementation in a retroactive fashion.

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Timothy Wesco (R) (I)

Ethan Legg (L) Yes, also the industrialization of hemp could create another prong to the Indiana economy.

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Timothy Wesco (R) (I)

Ethan Legg (L) Cannabis is the next step in fighting the opioid epidemic and moving Indiana forward out of its antiquated ways.

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District 23

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Terry Doran (D)

Ethan Manning (R)

Adam Werner (L) Yes, cannabis can be used to treat a variety of conditions. As a Veteran of the Marine Corps and the Army National Guard I feel it is necessary for Indiana to give Vets living with PTSD another option for treatment.

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Terry Doran (D)

Ethan Manning (R)

Adam Werner (L) Yes, prohibition does not work. People should not be in jail for possession.

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Terry Doran (D)

Ethan Manning (R)

Adam Werner (L) Yes, cannabis sales would stimulate the economy and create a new job market. It would also create more tax revenue for the state.

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Terry Doran (D)

Ethan Manning (R)

Adam Werner (L) As State Representative getting Cannabis legalized is one my top priorities. I believe that the people of Indiana and the state stand to benefit from its legalization.

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District 24

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Naomi Bechtold (D)

Donna Schaibley (R) (I)

Donald Rainwater (L) Absolutely. I believe that medical cannabis is a viable option for pain management and other medical treatments.

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Naomi Bechtold (D)

Donna Schaibley (R) (I)

Donald Rainwater (L) Absolutely. I believe that cannabis prohibition is an overreach of government. I believe that individuals have the inalienable right to decide for themselves what they ingest for medical or recreational purposes. I believe that growing marijuana should be as legal as growing a vegetable garden for your own consumption in your backyard.

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Naomi Bechtold (D)

Donna Schaibley (R) (I)

Donald Rainwater (L) Absolutely. I believe that cannabis should be legalized for retail sales in the same way that alcohol and tobacco are legal for retail sales for personal use. I also believe that cannabis, alcohol, and tobacco should be minimally regulated, so that the free-market determines when, where, and how it is sold.

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Naomi Bechtold (D)

Donna Schaibley (R) (I)

Donald Rainwater (L) I believe that government prohibition of cannabis, both medicinal and recreational, is an overreach of government. If elected as a State Representative, I will work transparently and publicly with Indiana NORML and all others who are seeking to decriminalize the growth, retail sale, purchase, possession, and use of cannabis.

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District 26

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Chris Campbell (D) Yes

Sally Siegriest (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Chris Campbell (D) Yes

Sally Siegriest (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Chris Campbell (D) Yes

Sally Siegriest (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Chris Campbell (D)

Sally Siegriest (R) (I)

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District 32

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Amie Neiling (D) Yes

Tony Cook (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Amie Neiling (D) Yes

Tony Cook (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Amie Neiling (D) Yes

Tony Cook (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Amie Neiling (D) To read my full position on cannabis, please visit the following link: https://amieneiling.com/marijuana/

Tony Cook (R) (I)

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District 33

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Shon Byrum (D) Yes

John Prescott (R)

Dale Arnett (L)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Shon Byrum (D) Yes

John Prescott (R)

Dale Arnett (L)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Shon Byrum (D) I would be in favor of legalization of retail sale for personal use with some regulations including, but not limited to, not operating motor vehicles and age and quantity restrictions of purchase.

John Prescott (R)

Dale Arnett (L)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Shon Byrum (D) I am a believer in the “any of the above” medication approach to helping those who have addiction or other medical issues. So I am absolutely for the medicinal legalization of cannabis. I would be in favor of legalization of retail sale for personal use with some regulstions including, but not limited to, not operating motor vehicles and age and quantity restrictions of purchase. My best friend did buy me a Norml t-shirt because he is a huge advocate of legalization.

John Prescott (R)

Dale Arnett (L)

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District 34

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Sue Errington (D) (I) Yes. I have proposed Medical Cannabis legislation every year since 2014. I will file a bill again in the 2019 session.

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Sue Errington (D) (I) Yes, for possession of small amounts.

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Sue Errington (D) (I) Yes if I can be certain it is properly regulated with a special concern for product safety and responsible use by adults. For that reason I am closely watching the experience of states that have already legalized cannabis for adult use.

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Sue Errington (D) (I) Medical cannabis can bring relief to individuals suffering from a variety of medical conditions. It’s a tool for combatting the opioid epidemic. We’re seeing it happen in the 31 states that have legalized medical cannabis. Hoosiers deserve the same opportunity.

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District 37

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Aimee Cole (D) Yes

Todd Huston (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Aimee Cole (D) Yes

Todd Huston (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Aimee Cole (D) Yes

Todd Huston (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Aimee Cole (D) Legalizing cannibis would decrease the dependence on opioids for chronic pain management, would help eliminate overcrowding in our jails, and taxing it would provide a state revenue source.

Todd Huston (R) (I)

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District 39

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Mark Hinton (D) Yes

Gerald Torr (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Mark Hinton (D) I think the penalties should be greatly reduced to the level of infraction immediately. No one should be in jail or prison, simply because of cannabis. I also support making cannabis crimes the lowest priority of law enforcement at all levels.

Gerald Torr (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Mark Hinton (D) Not quite yet. I think the best approach is one like Colorado or California. Start with medical cannabis, and lowering the penalties. As citizens become less afraid, then we should review making it legal on a recreational basis.

Gerald Torr (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Mark Hinton (D) Legalizing medical cannabis would be the first step in getting over the fear in many residents minds. I support the move to legalizing recreational cannabis, I just think we should take a measured approach and make sure we get it done correctly.

Gerald Torr (R) (I)

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District 41

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Ervin Brock (D) Yes, I support a medical cannabis program for Indiana. Studies show cannabis is effective in treating conditions for Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsy and seizures, pain, and many others. The use of medical marijuana has been effective in reducing the use of prescription opioids and could help Indiana overcome its current opioid crisis and decrease overdose rates.

Timothy Brown (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Ervin Brock (D) Yes, I support decriminalizing cannabis. I do not believe in overcrowding our jails for cannabis usage.

Timothy Brown (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Ervin Brock (D) I do not support legalization at this time, but I am open to more investigation into the issue. It is something I would consider in the future.

Timothy Brown (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Ervin Brock (D) Cannabis has the potential to benefit the quality of life for those people suffering from certain debilitating disorders. Why should we withhold such a valuable treatment? I believe patients should be able to work with their physician to choose the treatment best for them.

Timothy Brown (R) (I)

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District 44

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Kimberly Fidler (D) Yes. 100%!

Beau Baird (R)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Kimberly Fidler (D) Yes. 100%!

Beau Baird (R)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Kimberly Fidler (D) Yes. 100%!

Beau Baird (R)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Kimberly Fidler (D) I support legalization. I will author legalization bills and vote for legalization bills.

Beau Baird (R)

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District 46

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Thomasina Marsili (D) Yes

Bob Heaton (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Thomasina Marsili (D) Yes

Bob Heaton (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Thomasina Marsili (D) Yes

Bob Heaton (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Thomasina Marsili (D)

Bob Heaton (R) (I)

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District 48

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Doug Miller (R) (I):

Robert Wilson Jr. (L) 100%

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Doug Miller (R) (I):

Robert Wilson Jr. (L) Again 100%

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Doug Miller (R) (I):

Robert Wilson Jr. (L) Absolutely 100%

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Doug Miller (R) (I):

Robert Wilson Jr. (L) There isn’t a single reason I have ever heard that makes me think in anyway that a simple plant that has never harmed or killed anyone EVER should be illegal. Cannabis has many medical uses and can be a amazing tax revenue thru sales tax. Anyone who has done any research with a open mind, not prejudgements, can clearly see that cannabis is harmless and has multiple medical benefits.

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District 51

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Michael Stephenson (D): Yes

Dennis Zent (R) (I):

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Michael Stephenson (D): Yes

Dennis Zent (R) (I):

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Michael Stephenson (D): Yes

Dennis Zent (R) (I):

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Michael Stephenson (D): Legal cannabis is coming that is overwhelmingly clear. Indiana needs to get off the sidelines and enter the game while business opportunities are abundant not wait until everyone else had done it and the industry had been overtaken by large corporations.

Dennis Zent (R) (I):

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District 52

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Martha Lemert (D) Yes.

Ben Smalz (R)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Martha Lemert (D) Yes.

Ben Smalz (R)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Martha Lemert (D) I do but I also think it should be monitored and regulated. See below.

Ben Smalz (R)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Martha Lemert (D) Just like any other consumer food or drug it should be subject to safeguards under the FDA and we should be researching it’s medicinal qualities and effects of long term usage. I also think like alcohol there should be studies and the impact of driving under the influence and age limits on purchases and usage.

Ben Smalz (R)

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District 56

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Jeffrey Locke (D) Yes

Bradford Barrett (R)

Jeremy Why (Independent) Yes, cannabis has been proven over and over to be a powerful medicine that can be used to treat a wife array of disease and illness.

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Jeffrey Locke (D) Yes

Bradford Barrett (R)

Jeremy Why (Independent) Yes, there are far too many citizens jailed for marijuana use. Resources could be used elsewhere.

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Jeffrey Locke (D) Yes

Bradford Barrett (R)

Jeremy Why (Independent) Yes, again decriminalization would free up resources better used elsewhere.

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Jeffrey Locke (D) It’s time Indiana moves forward. As a retired police officer, I considered the use of cannabis is a form of medical treatment.

Bradford Barrett (R)

Jeremy Why (Independent)

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District 58

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Cynthia Reinert (D) Yes. The GOP legislature has continually put this off. It’s time to take care of our vets and other Hoosiers with conditions marijuana works for.

Charles Burton (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Cynthia Reinert (D) Yes. Again. The State has been at least in the 19th century, and with the passage of liquor on Sundays, we moved into the 20th.

Charles Burton (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Cynthia Reinert (D) Yes.

Charles Burton (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Cynthia Reinert (D) Almost every drug problem in the US can be traced back to “Just Say No”.

Conservative Indiana continually neglects to make any connection to the way the Feds deal with marijuana and the drug problems we have today.

Marijuana is one of the safest drugs there are.

Charles Burton (R) (I)

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District 59

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Dale Nowlin (D)

Ryan Lauer (R)

Clyde Myers (L) Yes.

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Dale Nowlin (D)

Ryan Lauer (R)

Clyde Myers (L) Yes, but decriminalization is only the first step. The individual rights of patients and the doctors they trust to be able to work together on a medical regimen of their choosing must be ensured to be an absolute right.

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Dale Nowlin (D)

Ryan Lauer (R)

Clyde Myers (L) Yes. Furthermore, I think that those who are in favor of cannabis legalization as a tax revenue generation mechanism are misguided. I don’t think that cultivators or providers of cannabis should be taxed any more or any less than any other industry or business. We have to end subsidies for corn, soy, and sugar (etc) in addition to breaking down the barriers for cannabis.

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Dale Nowlin (D)

Ryan Lauer (R)

Clyde Myers (L) Though I am skeptical that cannabis is the cure-all that it is proposed to be, there is no doubt that it is medically beneficial in a number of ways and there is no reason to restrict patients from being able to obtain it. Especially when opioids are so widely available for the treatment of pain. Were we to make cannabis an available option, we would likely not have the opioid crisis that we are currently dealing with.

Additionally, industrial hemp is a perfect fit for Indiana, as our two best strengths are agriculture and manufacturing. We have the tools, talent, and infrastructure already in place to create an immensely profitable and beneficial series of industries.

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District 60

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Penny Githens (D) Yes, I support making it legal for Hoosiers to access medical cannabis for the treatment of various medical conditions. Medical marijuana has fewer side effects than most medications and is far less expensive. Just a comparison of deaths due to medical marijuana versus legal drugs and alcohol make legalizing it a no-brainer.

When I think about the problems people report with cancer treatments, and the fact that medical marijuana can ease their post-treatment nausea and vomiting, legalizing medical cannabis seems like the humane thing to do.

Peggy Mayfield (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Penny Githens (D) I do not want to see people driving, operating dangerous equipment, or caring for children when they are “under the influence.” As soon as reliable testing is developed to determine when an individual is “high,” and what the threshold is for being “high,” I would support the decriminalization of cannabis. Basically I want to see the same requirements put into place as we have for the use of alcohol, including an age requirement for the purchase and use of cannabis.

Peggy Mayfield (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Penny Githens (D) Please see above. I want valid testing for impairment and age restrictions developed before supporting the legalization of cannabis retail sales.

Peggy Mayfield (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Penny Githens (D) Cannabis has been used medicinally for thousands of years. The experience in other countries which have legalized cannabis is that it is NOT a gate-way drug. In states where is has been legalized, there is less opioid addiction. If cannabis were legalized we could regulate the “dosage,” and tax sales.

As a state, legalization of cannabis would allow us to concentrate on serious crimes and reduce the pressure on our courts, prosecutors, jails and prisons.

Peggy Mayfield (R) (I)

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District 69

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Steve Schoettmer (D) Yes. The science all indicates that rather than being a gate way into drugs it indeed may be a gateway out of opioids.

Jim Lucas (R) Absolutely! I am pushing to decriminalize cannabis in Indiana and have become a recognized leader on this issue.

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Steve Schoettmer (D) Yes. We should not be filling our jails up with people who are using marijuana. If you are on parole and fail a random drug test due to having marijuana in your system, you go back to jail and finish your sentence. That is ludicrous. It costs about $55,000/yr to house and care for inmates. It makes no logical sense.

Jim Lucas (R) Yes, see above.

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Steve Schoettmer (D) I support a tightly regulated commercial use of cannabis. We need to keep it out of the hands of people under 21, all studies clearly show a degree of loss in mental acuity if it is used by minors or those under 21. Conversely it has been shown to actually have benefit for those who are older. The laws that cover it’s sell and use should be much like what we currently have for alcohol.

Jim Lucas (R) Yes

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Steve Schoettmer (D) I come at it from a humanitarian aspect. It clearly would be beneficial to help people get off of opioids, And with opioid addiction at unprecedented levels, we need to use all the tools in the top box. When it comes to decriminalization, we need to stop locking up people for using a drug less harmful than alcohol. When we lock people up for its use, we are unduly burdening society and the individual effected. They are not paying taxes or child support, and we have made them jobless. Revenue from the sell of cannabis could be used to fund the fight against opioid abuse, shore up education, and, as in some western states, help the homeless.

Jim Lucas (R) I will not rest until Indiana decriminalized cannabis and recognizes the rights of responsible individuals on this issue.

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District 74

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Larry Kleenman (D) Yes

Steve Bartels (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Larry Kleenman (D) Yes

Steve Bartels (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Larry Kleenman (D) Yes

Steve Bartels (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Larry Kleenman (D) No

Steve Bartels (R) (I)

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District 75

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

John Hurley (D) Yes. Patients and doctors deserve to have all viable options for the treatment of illness or pain. A medical cannabis program would further the study of the potential uses of cannabis and work to standardize various strains.

Ron Bacon (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

John Hurley (D) Yes. Deregulation of cannabis would allow further study for medical and other uses. This would also help alleviate overcrowding of prisons due to minor infractions.

Ron Bacon (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

John Hurley (D) Once a reliable intoxication test, such as a breathalyzer, I would be in favor of treating cannabis in much the same manner as alcohol for personal use.

Ron Bacon (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

John Hurley (D) I admittedly support the deregulation of industrial hemp for agricultural purposes. According to NAIHC.org, there are over 25,000 uses for industrial hemp. In a heavily agricultural area such as Indiana’s 75th District, industrial hemp would allow farmers to diversify their crop production and hedge against fluctuations in the market.

Ron Bacon (R) (I)

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District 76

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Stephen Folz (D) Yes, I believe this can reduce to opioid problems in our communities.

Wendy McNamara (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Stephen Folz (D) Yes, I believe we should legalize the thing that should be legal and hold people accountable for the people that is pushing the drugs that are hurting our young adults.

Wendy McNamara (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Stephen Folz (D) Yes. I was part of installing a drug policy program with our members twenty five years ago. After the implementation of the program, I noticed our member had stopped using cannabis and were using heroin because the drug leaves the body fasted.

Wendy McNamara (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Stephen Folz (D) I believe we should have regulations on cannabis similarly to a bottle of beer.

Wendy McNamara (R) (I)

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District 77

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Ryan Hatfield (D) (I) YES

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Ryan Hatfield (D) (I) Yes, under certain conditions.

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Ryan Hatfield (D) (I) Yes, under certain conditions.

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Ryan Hatfield (D) (I) N/A

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District 81

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Kyle Miller (D) I fully support a medical cannabis program in Indiana. The scientific and anecdotal evidence from around the world has shown a promising future for patients. Legislation needs to be implemented that allows for the regulation and safe application of cannabis to treat pain, anxiety, and a host of other ailments.

Martin Carbaugh (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Kyle Miller (D) While I believe that we incarcerate far too many people, largely people of color, for marijuana related crimes, I’m hesitant to endorse decriminalizing cannabis. I am not 100% against decriminalizing cannabis, but I think that there are concerning trends being looked at closely in states that have legalized recreational marijuana. These trends may be due to the legalization of recreational marijuana, or the trends may be rising simply because they are now tracking marijuana use. For me, while I am open-minded to to hearing about ways that cannabis could be effectively and safely implemented, I am not yet convinced that the benefits of decriminalization outweigh the costs.

Martin Carbaugh (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Kyle Miller (D) I do not yet support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use. While the financial benefits from allowing retail sales are tempting, there are a lot of nuanced issues that need to be sorted out. How will employers handle having to drug test employees? What impacts will legalizing recreational use have on crime, traffic related deaths, youth use and abuse, etc? While I understand that the statistics on these issues can be misleading or misunderstood, they deserve serious consideration.

Martin Carbaugh (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Kyle Miller (D)

Martin Carbaugh (R) (I)

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District 84

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Curtis Nash (D) Yes. It is thus in more than half of U.S. states, and doctors and science agree that that it has life-saving medicinal properties. Any opposition at this point, with the available information, can only be political and without merit. Issues regarding addiction should not make it continue to be illegal or controlled with traditional restrictions. Addiction is a treatable mental health issue, and many legal substances are addictive.

Bob Morris (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Curtis Nash (D) Yes. It should be controlled with at least the same lack of restriction as tobacco and alcohol, both of which are accepted to be more dangerous to the public.

Bob Morris (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Curtis Nash (D) Yes. In my opinion, only allowing cannabis to be available with a prescription puts a burden on health care providers, who will suddenly have a cottage industry on their hands. It also limits access to cannabis based on an ability to pay. The ones with health issues who likely need access for medicinal purposes are already paying ungodly sums to doctors and pharmacists.

Bob Morris (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Curtis Nash (D) The stigma surrounding marijuana is derived from an agenda to create that stigmatization, and not from any realistic scientific objection. Due to the euphoric effect, this is perpetuated as well, due a deep-seeded conditioning that it must be a harmful substance, even though the truth suggests the opposite. But modern times should teach us not to give in to conditioning and bias, and to be open to what is truthful about our world, and how it can improve our quality of life. Thank you.

Bob Morris (R) (I)

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District 88

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Poonam Gill (D) Yes

Brian Bosma (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Poonam Gill (D) Yes

Brian Bosma (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Poonam Gill (D) I am open to considering it. We should study the impact from other states from an economic perspective. The medical community should also be involved.

Brian Bosma (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Poonam Gill (D) While knocking on thousands of doors in House District 88, I have met many residents who support the legalization of medical cannabis. I have met veterans and senior citizens that suffer from serious medical conditions who are in favor of this reform.

Brian Bosma (R) (I)

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District 89

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

John Barnes (D) Yes. This is a hugely important in a state like ours. We need access to pain killers, like medical cannabis, that kill the pain but not the patient.

Cindy Kirchhoffer (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

John Barnes (D) Not at this time, but i am considering the issue.

Cindy Kirchhoffer (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

John Barnes (D) Not at this time, but I’m open to dialogue on the issue…

Cindy Kirchhoffer (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

John Barnes (D) I think that it’s ridiculous that my opponent, Cindy Kirchhofer, the Chair of the House Public Health Committee, has been blocking medical cannabis legislation in the middle of a deadly opioid epidemic…

Cindy Kirchhoffer (R) (I)

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District 91

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Kevin Leineweber (D) Yes

Robert Behning (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Kevin Leineweber (D) Yes

Robert Behning (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Kevin Leineweber (D) Yes

Robert Behning (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Kevin Leineweber (D) I believe that the legalization of cannabis may help with the opioid epidemic in Indiana.

Robert Behning (R) (I)

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District 93

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Greg Rathnow (D) Yes. This is long overdue in Indiana. We are experiencing an opioid crises that could be reduced significantly by legalizing medical cannabis. Medical cannabis will save lives.

David Frizzell (R) (I)

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Greg Rathnow (D) Yes. We spend too much money and effort to fight a substance that is less harmful than alcohol. Likewise, too many people are losing jobs and jeopardizing educational opportunities by having a minor legal blemish on their record.

David Frizzell (R) (I)

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Greg Rathnow (D) Yes. Indiana is losing millions of dollars every year we fail to act on this.

David Frizzell (R) (I)

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Greg Rathnow (D) If elected, I will support and vote for common sense pro-cannabis bills that come before the General Assembly.

David Frizzell (R) (I)

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District 97

Do you support the implementation of a medical cannabis program in Indiana to make cannabis legally available to patients for medical purposes?

Justin Moed (D) Yes!

Do you support the decriminalization of cannabis?

Justin Moed (D) I am open to option this but prefer a system of medicinal or legalized retail sale.

Do you support the legalization of cannabis retail sales for personal use?

Justin Moed (D) I support the legalization of cannabis in a system that is regulated and taxed.

Do you have any other statements you would like to make about cannabis?

Justin Moed (D) I have been a strong advocate for the legalization of the usage and production of hemp as well as CBD oil. I am hopeful Indiana can move forward with legalizing cannabis for medicinal purposes this next session.

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