The Week in Weed: November 9, 2018

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.  And what a week it was! Michigan legalized recreational cannabis, Utah and Missouri voted yes on medical marijuana, and several pro-legalization candidates were elected as governors.  Meanwhile, North Dakota voted against legalization and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher […]

Weeding Out the Results–How Did Cannabis Fare in the Election?

Welcome to a special post-Election Day edition of The Blunt Truth.  Marijuana was on the ballot last night, and just like the other races, the final result was a mixed decision. Four states were deciding whether to allow recreational or medical marijuana.  Three of them voted yes. Michigan – YES – recreational marijuana North Dakota […]

2018 election

N.H. voters send prohibitionists packing

Election results put legalization on the agenda for 2019 Last week, New Hampshire voters sent a strong message to Gov. Chris Sununu and the political establishment: it’s time to end marijuana prohibition! Although Sununu (a prohibitionist) won re-election, his margin of victory over legalization supporter Molly Kelly was smaller than anticipated. Most importantly, the Democratic […]

2018 election

Wisc.: Election brings new hope, but challenges remain

Local voters approve 13 medical marijuana and seven legalization measures; ask legislators to listen. Great news! On Election Day, around a million Wisconsin voters approved advisory questions on their ballots calling for more humane marijuana laws. More than half of the state’s population saw cannabis-related measures on their ballots, and every single one of the […]

2018 election

Connecticut: Voters put legalization on the agenda for 2019

Governor-elect Ned Lamont strongly supports ending marijuana prohibition; lawmakers will begin considering new bills in January Last week, Connecticut voters made it possible that marijuana prohibition will be brought to an end during the next legislative session. For the first time in history, Connecticut has voted elect a governor, Ned Lamont, who supports the legalization, […]

Illinois Cannabis Reform Candidates J.B. Pritzker, Kwame Raoul, Bob Morgan Cruise to Victory

Illinois Cannabis Reform Candidates J.B. Pritzker, Kwame Raoul, Bob Morgan Cruise to Victory | Kate Zawidzki Gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, who has been a vocal supporter of legalizing, taxing, and regulating cannabis for adults’ use, appears to have handily won Illinois’s gubernatorial election. While official election results are still pending, both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times reported […]