Rick Steves wrote: “I’ve campaigned for marijuana legalization in six different states — Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Maine, Illinois, and Michigan — and in each one, we’ve been successful.
The Nebraska Supreme Court issued an opinion this afternoon finding that the initiative’s language violated the state’s single subject rule requirement.
Voters in several states will have the opportunity to decide at the ballot whether to legalize cannabis for either adult-use or for medical purposes. In addition, numerous local, state, and federal races involve candidates who have made marijuana legalization a key part of their platform.
The Act permits those 21 or older to possess up to one ounce of cannabis and directs revenue from retail cannabis sales to fund various public education and safety programs.
Activists have been working for months registering new voters, collecting signatures, and educating the public, in hopes of giving voters in their state the opportunity to make their voices heard and cast their vote for marijuana. But social distancing guidelines have made this work virtually impossible. Here is an overview of key 2020 ballot initiative efforts and where they stand now.
Marijuana reformers enjoyed numerous federal, state, and local victories last night. Here are the highlights.
Voters on election day decided in favor of several gubernatorial candidates who campaigned on promises to either address or enact statewide marijuana law reforms as Governor. NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said, “In 2019, we anticipate unprecedented legislative activity at the state level in favor of marijuana law reform legislation, and we expect to see several significant legislative victories before the year’s end.”
Voters this November have the opportunity to make Missouri the 32nd state to allow for the physician-recommended use of marijuana, and based on the latest polling data, they will likely do so. Therefore, the important question before voters is no longer if the Show-Me State should legalize medical cannabis access, but how Missouri will do so. Vote YES on 2.