The surge of state-level marijuana legalization victories on Election Day is already having a ripple effect, with policymakers and advocates in nearby states arguing that the reform wins demonstrate the need to enact similar policy changes in their jurisdictions. From New York to New Mexico, calls to pursue legalization have been renewed post-election. The governor of Connecticut, for example, said Tuesday’s vote to legalize marijuana in neighboring New Jersey underscores the need for his state to enact the policy change. Also, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said it’s “time to do the right thing” by enacting the policy change in New York. Then, in Idaho, medical cannabis advocates have also noted that the regional spread of legalization should bolster their chances of enacting reform.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 11/04/2020 16:43:18