Of the 15 states that have now enacted adult-use legalization, 13 have done so by voter initiative. Many states, however, do not offer a citizens’ initiative option — meaning that the only way to enact substantive marijuana reform is through the legislative process.
“Whether or not one supports marijuana legalization, Americans should be outraged at these overtly undemocratic tactics.”
“Adolescent treatment admissions for marijuana declined in most of states. The mean annual admissions rate for all states declined over the study period by nearly half.”
“it is time for North Carolina to start having real conversations about a safe, measured, public health approach to potentially legalizing marijuana.”
“Governor Northam has always been thoughtful in his approach to cannabis policy. We look forward to continuing our work with the administration and the legislature to ‘get this right.”
A1897 / S2535 would remove penalties for the possession of up to six ounces of marijuana and the distribution of up to one ounce.
After a clean sweep of victories in the 2020 election in the United States, it looks like marijuana legalization is about to make big inroads across the globe as well with Mexico and Israel advancing towards ending prohibition.
As America prepares for a shift in leadership, the incoming Administration’s pick for Attorney General will likely be one of the most consequential signals as to how the Biden-Harris Presidency will address marijuana policy reform.