On May 20, 2017, the Republican party of Utah rejected a plank in the party’s platform that would have called for the legalization of medical marijuana. With approximately 70% in opposition, state delegates overwhelmingly rejected medical marijuana.
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Some Wisconsin Republicans who have been opposed to medical marijuana are now warming to the idea of legalizing cannabidiol or CBD oil, according to an article by the Associated Press. Republican state Sen. Van Wanggaard said he wants to introduce a bill allowing possession and use of CBD oil, which has proven to help people with seizures.
On June 4, 2016, a cannabis oil resolution was endorsed by the Georgia GOP State Convention in Augusta. The resolution requires that the Georgia General Assembly figure out how parents in Georgia can access cannabis oil, which was legalized in the state on March 27, 2015.
The first candidate to address the question of legalization was Sen. Rand Paul, who has made a name for himself by championing hands-off governance.