The Detroit Metro Times reports that the Michigan Cannabis Industry Association’s new election scorecard shows that state lawmakers across party lines have adopted attitudes more favorable toward cannabis:
The questionnaire was created by Lansing based political consultants Grassroots Midwest. Candidates were given a letter grade from A to F based on their responses.
“The results confirmed what we are seeing firsthand, that support for cannabis has become a bipartisan issue,” Robin Schneider, executive director of the MiCIA, said in a statement. “As we have rolled out our industry in Michigan, lawmakers are respecting and upholding the will of the voters.”
One hundred percent of Democratic and 90 percent of Republican candidates earned an A or B grade on the scorecard. But it seems like there is still a bit of stigma associated with even talking about weed: while 66 percent of Democratic candidates queried responded to the questionnaire, only 33 percent of Republicans did so.