Scorecard: Michigan’s Congress members show no tolerance for medical pot

Capitol Building

When it comes to marijuana,  members of Congress from Michigan are among the most conservative.

In fact, half of the state’s 14 Congress members scored an “F” for their failure to support any pro-marijuana legislation. The grades were compiled by Americans for Safe Access, an pro-pot advocacy group.

The remaining delegation slid by with five Cs and two Ds.

Congress members who received an “F” opposed all eight bills that involved loosening marijuana laws, which varied from an amendment to protect state pot laws to one to allow Veterans Affairs physicians to recommend medical marijuana to patients living in states where medicinal pot is legal.


Dan Benishek (Republican) C
Justin Amash (Republican) C
Fred Upton (Republican) C
John Conyers (Democrat) C
Gary Peters (Democrat) C
Dan Kildee (Democrat) D
John Dingell (Democrat) D
Tim Walberg (Republican) F
Mike Rogers (Republican) F
Sander Levin (Democrat) F
Candice Miller (Republican) F
Kerry Bentivolio (Republican) F
Bill Huizenga (Republican) F
Dave Camp (Republican) F

Check out details of each Congress member.

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  • bzdetroit

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    cannabis pot? And kudos to Americans for Safe Access for their amazing
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