An Ohio-based marijuana group is helping campaigns in West Virginia and South Carolina get cannabis decriminalization on their local ballots this year—and progress is already being made. While the Sensible Movement Coalition (SMC) has traditionally pushed for reforms within Ohio—and has seen multiple successes in getting decriminalization enacted there—they’re now lending expertise to activist-led campaigns in other traditionally conservative states. SMC’s multi-state effort comes as a separate group, Ground Game Texas, announced a new campaign to put marijuana reform measures on local ballots in cities across Texas. Bill Schmitt Jr., one of SMC’s directors, told Marijuana Moment that organizers are three-fourths of the way through collecting signatures to qualify a reform measure for the McMechen, West Virginia ballot.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 06/14/2021 09:05:00

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