CHECKING OUT THE FIGHT FOR CANNABIS LEGALIZATION IN THE 2018 ELECTION
- November 6, 2018
Overall, the cannabis community its keeping its collective eye on the 2018 election, which will end up being one of the most influential events in the fight for marijuana legalization. As of now, seven states are making changes to existing drug laws and officials are closely watching representatives and senators whose actions could move in favor of pot or against it. On the 2018 ballot, Michigan and North Dakota will ultimately decide to legalize recreational weed, while Utah and Missouri will look into legislative initiatives for medical-grade marijuana. Meanwhile, California is going to consider taxing zones for the drug, while Ohio and Wisconsin are cautiously initiating drug reform policies. Let’s take a closer look at the impact of marijuana on the 2018 Election.
According to U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), marijuana legalization could officially reach a new level if Democrats manage to take over the House of Representatives this election. In a recent memo to Democratic Leadership, Blumenauer explained that the fight to legalize cannabis could provide a redirection for our country’s political landscape and would open the floodgates for scientific research on the plant. In fact, if Democrats do take over the House, officials have announced they will initiate descheduling and provide financial services for growers.
However, Republicans have voiced enthusiasm over cannabis legalization, as well. According to sources, Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-California, 48th District) has voiced staunch approval for the little green plant for well over a decade. An influential conservative, his seat is nestled in an environment where political views are drastically switching from Republican to Democrat, so he will have to work extra hard in the race.
Just Make It Happen
On the eve of the Election, John Boehner (former Speaker of the House of Representatives) wrote an editorial for Wall Street Journal, in which he simply proclaimed that the government should just legalize cannabis (no questions asked). In “Washington Needs to Legalize Cannabis,” Boehner explained how he was motivated by friends and loved ones who had used the drug to cope with medical conditions. Likewise, the former Speaker believes the little green plant could be an excellent weapon for fighting the Opioid Epidemic, as it can be used as alternative pain therapy.
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