🗳🌱 With over 65 million votes casted so far in the #2020election,
voters in #Arizona,, #Montana, #NewJersey, #Mississippi
all have cannabis legalization measures on their #ballot.
If successful, this would add 5 more to the 35 US states that have legalized #medicalcannabis,
with 11 of those states, including Washington D.C, legalizing #recreationalcannabis.
Supporters of the 2020 legalization measures have brought in roughly $19.6 million so far, compared with only $546,000 raised by opponents, according to a Marijuana Business Daily analysis using data from Ballotpedia and campaign-finance disclosures.
Arizona is back on the ballot this year, after failing to pass by only 2.6 percentage points in 2016 and indications are it could be successful this time around. Advocates point to the careful rewording of the Arizona initiative that addressed some of the concerns to the 2016 campaign for the lack of opposition funding.
Back in 2017, newly elected New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (@govmurphy
) promised constituents that he would push heavily towards #cannabis legalization but faced a lack of general support from New Jersey lawmakers. The latest poll by Monmouth University in New Jersey at the beginning of October showed 56% of eligible #voters supported the measure with 36% opposed and 8% undecided.
While support for Arizona and New Jersey ballot measures are promising, the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) has been focused on the Montana and South Dakota campaigns. “That’s where our assistance can make the biggest difference,” MPP said.
While many states have made huge strides into legalizing medical and recreational cannabis, #Florida has been relentless in its efforts to block millions of formerly incarcerated citizens from participating in our democracy by requiring that all fines and fees are paid to state before they can vote, which is tantamount to a #polltax currently being challenged in court.
#mmjpatient #floridammj #plantmedicine #legalize