All the cool presidential candidates are doing it. Calling for marijuana legalization, that is. “Something else it’s past time we get done is dismantling the failed war on drugs—starting with legalizing marijuana,” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is weighing a 2020 presidential campaign, writes in her new book released on Tuesday.
States should learn from each other to confront the challenges of regulating marijuana. The movement to end cannabis prohibitions in the United States continued its steady advance in the 2018 midterm elections, with voters in three states approving ballot measures to regulate but not prohibit the use of marijuana for medical purposes or by adults.
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Photographer: Chris Roussakis/Bloomberg © 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP As we begin a new year, I’ve been reflecting on how much has changed in cannabis policy over the past year. In terms of marijuana reform, 2018 was a huge year in many ways: multiple states legalized marijuana, pro-cannabis candidates won big, and Congress legalize d hemp .
As the page turns to 2019, Monday marks just one week until the start of the 2019 legislative session. Already on New Year’s Day, Idahoans have staged the first political rally of the year. Every New Year’s Day, cannabis advocacy groups Legalize Idaho and Idaho Moms for Marijuana kick off the year with a protest focused on legalizing marijuana.
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried isn’t the only supporter of medical marijuana in state politics who has been forced to find alternative ways to maintain campaign cash after being rejected by a financial institution. Pasco County marijuana activist Gary Stein is now looking for another provider to handle transactions associated with Clarity PAC, the political action committee he formed last summer to support pro-marijuana candidates and influence legislation.
Texas is one of the last U.S. bastions of outright cannabis prohibition, but pressure is mounting from citizens and lawmakers alike to bring progressive reforms to the Lone Star State’s cannabis laws, The Houston Chronicle reports.