Clean Sweep: Cannabis Legalization Ballot Measures Prevail In 5 States

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Voters in five states advanced the cause of marijuana reform on Tuesday with the approval of ballot proposals for cannabis legalization. Three states passed measures to legalize the recreational use of cannabis by adults, one approved medical marijuana, while the fifth, South Dakota, legalized cannabis for both medicinal and adult use. Elected officials — at both the state and federal level — ought to be listening.” “Despite this public consensus, elected officials have far too often remained unresponsive to the legalization issue. Oregon also became the first state to decriminalize all drugs with the passage of a measure that dedicates a portion of existing cannabis tax revenue to fund substance misuse treatment programs. A measure to legalize the therapeutic use of psilocybin was passed in Oregon, while possession of magic mushrooms by adults was decriminalized in the nation’s capital.

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Voters in five states advanced the cause of marijuana reform on Tuesday with the approval of ballot proposals for cannabis legalization. Three states passed measures to legalize the recreational use of cannabis by adults, one approved medical marijuana, while the fifth, South Dakota, legalized cannabis for both medicinal and adult use. 

After it became clear that voters in all five states had voted to approve cannabis legalization measures, Erik Altieri, the executive director of the National Organization...

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