Merry Jane – Cannabis Election Wins Are Inspiring Other States to Jump on the Legalization Train

The fact that conservative states like South Dakota legalized weed before supposedly liberal states like New York is making many politicians double down on legalization efforts for 2020.
Arizona, Montana, and New Jersey all voted to legalize adult-use cannabis this week, Mississippi legalized medical marijuana, and South Dakota actually did both. Following on the heels of these historic victories, leading politicians from Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, and New York renewed calls to renew their own states’ legalization efforts in 2020.

Matt Schweich, deputy director of the Marijuana Policy Project, believes that New Jersey’s legalization vote will create a domino effect that brings legal weed to neighboring East Coast states. “The alternative is New York and Pennsylvania are senselessly donating millions of dollars” to the Garden State’s new adult-use market, he explained to Marijuana Business Daily.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has already announced that he is planning to include adult-use legalization in the next state budget, and although the same tactic already failed this year, Cuomo remains hopeful that lawmakers will finally agree on the legislation by next April. And in a recent tweet, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio congratulated New Jersey for taking ‘an incredible step forward in criminal justice reform [that] will provide a huge boost to the economy.’ …”

Read the full article by Chris Moore at Merry Jane.

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