When it comes to state legalization – whether it’s medical or adult-use – there is either effort on the legislative front or at the ballot box (or in cases like New Jersey, the battle moves from one arena to the other).
When it comes to the ballot box, “MPP staff are assisting the 2020 marijuana reform ballot initiative campaigns in Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and South Dakota,” Matthew Schweich, Deputy Director at MPP, told The Marijuana Times. This is taking legalization right into the heart of the country, with all of these efforts taking place between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains.
Things are going to be even more hectic in statehouses around the U.S. “MPP is playing a leading role in efforts to legalize marijuana through state legislatures in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont (in the latter, possession and cultivation are already legal, we’re working on legal, regulated sales),” Karen O’Keefe, Director of State Policies for MPP, told us. “We’re also quite involved in legalization efforts in Delaware, Rhode Island, and Maryland. Turning to medical cannabis, MPP is working closely with patients and advocates to pass medical cannabis in Kentucky and South Carolina and to improve existing laws, including by adding home cultivation in New Hampshire and expanding patient protections in several states.”