Midterm Votes Reveal Cannabis Support

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 and is filed under Cannabis, Legislation.

Initiatives supporting the legalization of cannabis continue to gain support during midterm votes.  More and more states see candidates supporting a regulated cannabis market and singing the praises of pioneering states like California.

Most recently, Missouri and Utah have approved initiatives which would allow medical marijuana.  On election day, FindLaw.com posted blurbs on Governor-elects who support legal cannabis:

  • Illinois Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker said, “We can begin by immediately removing one area of racial injustice in our criminal justice system … Let’s legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana.”
  • Minnesota Governor-elect Tim Walz wants to “replace the current failed policy with one that creates tax revenue, grows jobs, builds opportunities for Minnesotans, protects Minnesota kids, and trusts adults to make personal decisions based on their personal freedoms.”
  • New Mexico Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham said legalizing marijuana will bring “hundreds of millions of dollars to New Mexico’s economy.”
  • Wisconsin Governor-elect Tony Evers supports decriminalizing marijuana, allowing medical cannabis, letting voters decide on full marijuana legalization.”

Read the full FindLaw.com article here.