Medical Marijuana
Video introduction to ProCon.org and the pros and cons of controversial topics

The following are the responses to our pre Nov. 5, 2002 national poll of the candidates running for Governor to the question: "Should smoked marijuana be a medical option now?"

 

[Note: We have incorporated into our responses the recent results of effectively the same question from Wisconsin NORML and the Drug Policy Alliance polls, and some results from third parties representing the candidates' views on the question.]

Alabama Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Riley, Bob (R)
fax: (205) 870-9153
10/22/02
2. Siegelman, Don (D)
liz@siegelman.net
10/22/02 Incumbent
3. Sophocleus, John (L)
votesoph@yahoo.com
10/23/02 Pro 11/1/02 "Yes. Is also in favor of ending the war on drugs." (via phone)
Alaska Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Jascobsson, Erica L. "Desa" (G)
fax: (907) 646-2395
10/22/02
2. Mendias, Dawn M. (R)
phone: (907) 688-8080
10/23/02
3. Murkowski, Frank (R)
media@frankmurkowski.com
10/22/02
4. Tolen, Billy (L)
phone: (907) 243-9996
10/23/02 Pro 10/23/02 "You decide what you put in your body."
5. Ulmer, Fran (D)
fax: (907) 569-1003
10/21/02
6. Wright, Don (AI)
wrightgovernor@
yahoo.com
10/23/02
Arkansas Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Fisher, Jimmie Lou (D)
info@jimmieloufisher.com
10/22/02
2. Huckabee, Mike (R)
huckabeecampaign@aol.com
10/22/02
Arizona Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Caplette, Raymond J. (W)
fax: (602) 277-5495
10/29/02
2. Hess, Barry (L)
aZGovernor@earthlink.net
10/22/02 Pro 10/26/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
3. Mahoney, Richard (I)
info@mahoney
forgovernor.com
10/25/02
4. Napolitano, Janet (D)
fax: (602) 251-0459
10/21/02
5. Rahmani, Carlton (NO)
rightonrahmani2002@
yahoo.com
10/22/02 Und 11/1/02 Via phone
6. Salmon, Matt (R)
Info@
SalmonforGovernor.com
10/22/02 Pro 11/1/02 via phone
California Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Adam, Iris (N)
iris4nlp@yahoo.com
10/22/02 Und 10/27/02
2. Camejo, Peter Miguel (G)
info@votecamejo.org
10/22/02 Pro 11/4/02 via phone
3. Copeland, Gary (L)
garycopeland1@cox.net
10/22/02 Pro 10/22/02 "I would legalize all drugs."
4. Davis, Gray (D)
fax: (310) 201-0922
10/22/02
5. Gulke, Rheinhold S. (I)
rgefire@lightspeed.net
10/22/02 Con 10/23/02 "As long as there is medication that can take care of what ails us, we have no use for medical marijuana."
6. Simon, Bill (R)
info@simonforgovernor.com
10/22/02
Colorado Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Forthofer, Ronald (G)
forthofer4governor@
yahoo.com
10/25/02 Pro 10/25/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
2. Heath, Rollie (D)
rollieheath@aol.com
10/22/02 Pro 10/31/02 "Not opposed to medical marijuana. Mr. Heath believes that private decisions about medical marijuana treatments made by doctors and patients should not be regulated by the government."
3. Owens, Bill (R)
owens2002@owens2002.net
10/22/02 Incumbent
4. Shnelvar, Ralph (L)
ralph@shnelvar.com
10/22/02 Pro Click Here to read statement by candidate.
Connecticut Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Colonna, William M. (W)
5 Potash Hill Road, Apt. 2, Baltic, CT 06330
mail 10/29/02
2. Curry, Bill (D)
mail@curry02.com
10/22/02
3. Gosselin, Phillip (W)
imgoose@msn.com
10/29/02
4. Rowland, John G. (L)
governor.rowland@
po.state.ct.us
10/25/02
Florida Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Bush, Jeb (R)
Fax: (850) 222-7540
10/18/02 Con 11/4/02 (via phone)
Incumbent
2. Kunst, Robert (Bob) (NP)
fax: (305) 867-1976
10/18/02 Pro 10/18/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
3. McBride, Bill (D)
Fax: (813) 986-5789
10/18/02
Georgia Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Barnes, Roy E. (D)
win@
barnesgovernor.org
10/29/02 Incumbent
2. Garrett, Nan (G)
carolmcc666@
hotmail.com
10/29/02
3. Hay, Sam (I)
samhay@
samhaygov.com
10/25/02
4. Hayes, Garrett M. (L)
fax: (404) 592-4499
10/22/02 Pro 10/22/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
5. Perdue, Sonny (R)
fax: (770) 220-2629
10/22/02
Hawaii Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Brewer, Jim (NO)
jimrene@hi.net
10/29/02
2. Cunningham, Daniel (FRE)
1732 Gulick St., Kalihi, HI 96819
10/29/02 Pro 11/4/02 "Yes." (via phone)
3. Hirono, Mazie (D)
hgov@exec.state.hi.us
10/25/02
4. La'ia, Bu (N)
bu@bulaia.com
10/25/02
5. Lingle, Linda (R)
fax: (808) 440-9629
10/22/02
6. Ryan, Tracy Ahn (L)
tracy.ahn.ryan@
woldnet.att.net
10/28/02
Iowa Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Gross, Doug (R)
515-309-5555
10/25/02 Und 10/25/02 "No comment"
2. Robinson, Jay (G)
jay1robinson@hotmail.com
10/25/02
3. Vilsack, Tom (D)
rose.mary.pratt@
igov.state.ia.us
10/25/02 Incumbent
Idaho Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Brady, Jerry M. (D)
staff@bradyforidaho.com
10/22/02 Und 11/1/02 via phone
2. Kempthorne, Dirk (R)
jeff-dirk4gov@qwest.net
10/22/02 Incumbent
Illinois Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Blagojevich, Rod R. (D)
rod.blagojevich@
mail.house.gov
10/25/02
2. Brown, Marisellis (W)
925 Timberline,
Danville, IL 61832
mail 10/29/02
3. Ryan, Jim (R)
fax: (312) 855-1741
10/22/02
4. Skinner, Cal (L)
info@skinner4
governor.org
10/22/02
Kansas Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Hawver, Dennis (L)
hawverlaw@umass.net
10/25/02 Pro 11/4/02 via phone
2. Pettibone, Ted (RF)
tap@pettibone
forgovernor.com
10/25/02
3. Sebelius, Kathleen (D)
kathleen@
ksgovernor.com
10/29/02
4. Shallenburger, Tim (R)
tim2002@
timshallenburger.com
10/29/02
Maine Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Baldacci, John E. (D)
john.baldacci@
verizon.net
10/22/02
2. Carter, Johnathan K. (G)
info@cartergov.com
10/22/02
3. Cianchette, Peter E. (R)
info@cianchette
forgovernor.com
10/22/02
Maryland Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Ehhrlich Jr., Robert L. (R)
bob@bobehrlich.com
10/29/02 Pro* Post-Election* *Announced 1/16/03 that he would likely support medical marijuana legislation. Said "I am predisposed to support it [medical marijuana]. It's personal. My wife and I saw a very strong person taken down inch by inch [by cancer]."
2. Jaffe, Ralph (W)
Fax: 410-602-7890
10/29/02
3. Lancaster, Spear (L)
spearlib@aol.com
10/29/02
4. Lynch Jr., James T. (W)
lynchwagner@aol.com
10/29/02 Pro 10/30/02 "Yes, I support the medical use of marijuana."
5. Townsend, Kathleen Kennedy (D)
kathleen@
friendsofkathleen.com
10/29/02
Massachusetts Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Howell, Carla (L)
media@carlahowell.org
10/22/02 Pro 10/22/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
2. Johnson, Barbara C. (I)
peter@ebsnetinc.com
10/29/02
3. O'Brien, Shannon (D)
fax: (617) 268-6576
10/22/02 Pro 11/1/02 via phone
4. Romney, Mitt (R)
press@
romneyhealey.com
10/29/02
5. Stein, M.D., Jill (G)
info@jillwill.org
10/22/02 Pro 10/22/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
Michigan Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Campbell, Douglas (G)
fax: (419) 735-1787
10/22/02 Pro 10/31/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
2. Granholm, Jennifer (D)
info@ granholmforgov.com
10/29/02
3. Pilchak, Joseph (US)
jpilchak@blclinks.net
10/29/02 Pro 11/1/02 via phone
4. Posthumus, Dick (R)
dick_posthumus@
dickposthumus.com
10/29/02 Lt. Gov.
Minnesota Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Aesliman, Lawrence M. (C)
info@cpmn.org
10/29/02
2. Hodges, Booker T. (I)
bookerhodges@
hotmail.com
10/22/02
3. Moe, Roger (DFL)
roger@moeformn.com
10/22/02
4. Pawlenty, Timothy (R)
tim.pawlenty@
timpawlenty.com
10/22/02
5. Penny, Timothy (I)
tjpenny@mchsi.com
10/22/02
6. Pentel, Ken (G)
info@vote
kenpentel.org
10/22/02 Pro 10/31/02 "Yes."
7. Sachs, Kari J. (S)
tc6446325@cs.com
10/22/02
Nebraska Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Dean, Stormy (D)
fax: (402) 502-6999
10/22/02
2. Johanns, Mike (R)
fax: (402) 477-6650
10/22/02 Con 10/29/02 Incumbent
3. Rosberg, Paul A. (NE)
information@
nebraskaparty.org
10/29/02
Nevada Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Geyer, Dick (L)
fax: (702) 341-7335
10/22/02 Pro 10/22/02 "I am for the decriminalization of drugs."
2. Guinn, Kenny C. (R)
fax: (702) 838-9415
10/22/02 Incumbent
3. Holmgren, David G. (I)
fax: (775) 945-0703
10/22/02 Und 11/1/02 via phone
4. Laws, Charles (G)
campaign@
charleslaws.org
10/29/02 Pro 11/1/02 via phone
5. Neal, Joe (D)
fax: (702) 399-2114
10/22/02
New Hampshire
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Babiarz, John J. (I)
john.babiarz@
babiarz.org
10/29/02
2. Benson, Craig (R)
campaign@
benson2002.com
10/29/02 Con 11/1/02 "Not in favor in any circumstance."
(via phone)
3. Fernarld, Mark (D)
kris@markfernald.com
10/29/02
New Mexico Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Bacon, David E. (G)
505-992-3335
10/29/02 Pro 11/1/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
2. Richardson, Bill (D)
fax: (505) 944-7410
10/22/02
3. Sanchez, John A. (R)
fax: (505) 242-3860
10/22/02
New York Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Aronowitz, Stanley (G)
volunteer@
stanleyaronowitz.org
10/09/02 Pro 11/1/02 via phone
2. Cronin, Gerard J. (R)
jerry02@
croninforgovernor.com
10/29/02
3. Golisano, B. Thomas (I)
Fax: (585) 419-9102
10/22/02 Und 10/30/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
4. Jeffrey, Scott (L)
jeffrey@votejeffrey.com
10/29/02
5. Leighton, Thomas K. (M)
info@marijuanareform.org
10/09/02
7. McCall, H. Carl (D)
www.mccall02.com
10/29/02
8. Pataki, George (R)
hostmaster@Pataki.org
10/29/02 Incumbent
Ohio Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Eastman, John A. (I)
www.johneastman.org
10/29/02 Pro 11/4/02 "Yes, I support the use of marijuana for medical purposes where supported by a doctor's prescription."
2. Hagan, Tomothy F. (D)
fax: (440) 895-0334
10/22/02
3. Taft, Bob (R)
Questions@
GovernorTaft.com
10/22/02 Incumbent
Oklahoma Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Henry, Brad (D)
FAX: 405/214-7303
10/22/02
2. Largent, Steve M. (R)
info@
largentforgovernor.com
10/29/02
3. Richardson, Gary L. (I)
FAX: (918) 295-0047
10/22/02
Oregon Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Cox, Thomas B. (L)
fax: (503) 924-5886
10/22/02 Pro 10/30/02 "Yes." (via phone)
2. Kulongoski, Ted (D)
fax: (503) 231-7956
10/22/02
3. Mannix, Kevin L. (R)
fax: (503) 485-5730
10/22/02 Pro 11/4/02 "Yes, supports medical marijuana as passed by Oregon's legislature." (via phone)
Pennsylvania Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Fisher, Mike (R)
fax: (717) 238-8032
10/22/02
2. Krawchuk, Ken V. (L)
fax: (215) 572-9248
10/22/02
3. Morrill, Michael (G)
media@
michaelmorrill.org
10/22/02 Pro 10/25/02
4. Rendell, Ed (D)
fax: (215) 557-6448
10/22/02
Rhode Island Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
MJ i Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Carcieri, Donald L. (R)
fax: (401) 921-1549
10/22/02
2. York, Myrth (D)
fax: (401) 270-6088
10/22/02
South Carolina Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Hodges, Jim (D)
fax: (803) 217-0070
10/22/02 Incumbent
2. Sanford, Mark (R)
fax: (843) 883-9013
10/22/02 Con 11/3/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
South Dakota Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Abbott, Jim (D)
aeparker27@hotmail.com
10/22/02
2. Barton, Nathan A. (L)
SDLiberty@juno.com
10/29/02
3. Rounds, Mike (R)
info@roundsforgov.com
10/22/02
Tennessee Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Bredesen, Phil (D)
volunteer@
phil2002.com
10/29/02 Con 11/1/02 via phone
2. Gatchell, David (I)
David@
NoneOfTheAbove-TN.org
10/29/02 Ref 10/29/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
3. Hilleary, Van (R)
fax: (615) 771-9580
10/22/02 U.S. Congressman
4. Hooker, John J. (I)
FAX (615) 252-6050
10/22/02
5. Ledford, Ray (I)
rledford@
mindspring.com
10/22/02 Pro 11/3/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
6. Leinoff, Marivuana S. (I)
marivuana@hotmail.com
10/22/02
7. Marceaux, Basil J. (I)
fortngovernor@aol.com
10/29/02
8. Sanders II, Edwin c. (I)
FAX: (615) 321-5353
10/22/02
9. Waldron, Francis E. (I)
WaldronFGovenor@AOL.COM
10/29/02 Pro 10/29/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
10. Wilhoit Jr., Charles V. (I)
likelytn@aol.com
10/22/02 Pro 10/22/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
Texas Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Daiell, Jeff (L)
jeffdaiell@yahoo.com
10/29/02
2. Mahajan, Rahul (G)
rahul@tao.ca
10/29/02
3. Perry, Rick (R)
fax: (512) 478-4734
10/22/02 Con 11/1/02 Incumbent
"We believe that there are other scientific means available to those that are sufferning pain."
4. Sanchez, Tony (D)
fax: (512) 474-9507
10/22/02
Vermont Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Badamo, Michael (P)
wudchuck@together.net
10/29/02 Pro 10/30/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
2. Christian, Marilyn (RES)
rangermommy@aol.com
10/29/02
3. Douglas, James H. (R)
jim@jimdouglas.org
10/29/02
4. Ericson, Cris (MAK)
crisericson@
yahoo.com
10/29/02 Pro 10/29/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
5. Hejny, Patricia (V)
www.politics1.com
10/29/02 Pro 10/29/02 Hemp activist
6. Hogan, Cornelius (I)
fax: (802) 479-1279
10/22/02
7. Racine, Douglas A. (D)
fax: (802) 846-2287
10/22/02
8. Williams, Joel (L)
joel@williams2002.org
10/29/02
Wisconsin Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Bollerud, Ty A. (I)
phone: (608) 752-8416
10/31/02 Pro 10/31/02 Responded yes to Wisconsin NORML survey asking if candidate supports "legislation allowing patients access to marijuana for medical purposes when recommended by their physician.
2. Doyle, Jim (D)
campaign@doyle2002.com
10/22/02
3. Eisenberg, Alan D. (R)
fax: (414) 344-8882
10/22/02 >Pro 10/30/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
4. Mangan, Mike (I)
fax: (262) 646-4684
10/22/02 Pro 10/22/02 "Yes." (via phone)
5. McCallum, Scott (R)
fax: (608) 268-1705
10/22/02 Ref 10/30/02 Incumbent - "Can not respond due to many requests."
6. Rasta, Aneb Jah (I)
2731 West Locust St. #4, Milwaukee, WI 53210
mail 10/29/02 Pro 10/31/02 Responded yes to the Wisconsin NORML survey asking if candidate supports "legislation allowing patients access to marijuana for medical purposes when recommended by their physician."
7. Thompson, Ed (L)
fax: (608) 374-2674
10/22/02 Pro 10/27/02 Click Here to read statement by candidate.
8. Young, Jim (G)
jy4gov@
young4governor.org
10/22/02 Pro 11/5/02 "Yes, I do support smoked marijuana for medical purposes. This should be national legislation.
Wyoming Governor Race
Name
(Party Affiliate)
Our Request Date Response Other
Pro Con Un-
decided
Refused Date Resp. Rec'd
1. Bebout, Eli (R)
fax: (307) 857-6631
10/22/02
2. Freudenthal, Dave (D)
fax: (307) 634-2954
10/22/02 Ref 11/1/02 "Do not want to respond at this time."

 

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