Above graphic from the NORML site: norml.org
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) just released its “2020 Gubernatorial Scorecard.” In it, they grade each State’s Governor just like a teacher would grade a student, A+-F.
The governor’s grades are based on how favorable each of them is to ultimately decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana.
The politicians who are the most supportive and likely to vote for favorable cannabis laws get higher marks, while those who have been on record being critical of marijuana usage, fail.
It’s an interesting and plain look at the current lay of the land. As NORML’s Executive Director, Erik Altieri puts it, “Most legislative activity specific to marijuana policy takes place at the state level and America’s governors are our nation’s most powerful state-elected officials.”
Illinois’ Governor JB Pritzker brings home an A+, along with Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, scoring an A. Sisolak enacted numerous favorable cannabis laws in Nevada throughout 2019, all of which can be found on the report here.
Ohio Governor Mike Devine flunked along with Henry McMaster of South Carolina. But the worst “F” had to go to Nebraska’s Pete Ricketts who was quoted in the report as claiming marijuana is a “gateway drug…can lead to suicide. “