Cannabis and the Congressional Midterm Elections
Cannabis may be the issue that tips the ballots towards certain candidates around the US, as the nation heads into the Congressional mid-term elections on 6 November.
Up for vote will be all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 of the 100 seats in the US Senate, 39 state Governorships.
Some are calling these elections the “tipping point” for cannabis, with 4 states going to vote on major cannabis laws, and cannabis measures showing up on local ballots across states.
California legalized cannabis recreationally earlier this year and will have 82 ballot measures across the state related to cannabis.
The country will have their eyes on 4 states who may or may not join the 30 states who have legalized medical cannabis and 9 states + Washington, DC who permit recreational cannabis now.
This year, cannabis has been put up again in big ways and is proving to be a strategy to engage young voters.
These elections are monumental, because for the first time Millennials will surpass Baby Boomers as the largest generation eligible to vote. There are 8-M more voters eligible in the USA to vote now than there were when President Donald Trump was elected to office.
Young voters are said to be what could tip the election, if they vote.
With 2 in 3 people or 66% of people now supporting the legalization of cannabis in the United States, one could expect to see a pro-cannabis result come in across the board as individual states administer their midterm election votes.
A resource has been designed to help people understand the cannabis initiatives happening within their state.
The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) has released a Congressional Scorecard that shows state-by-state the voting history of members of the House of Representatives on marijuana-related appropriations amendments that were considered between Ys 2014 and 2016 as well as identifying cosponsors of the legal cannabis industry’s priority legislation in both the House and Senate.
Voters have a choice on which side of the cannabis movement they choose.
My Bookie.ag is an online sportsbook where people wager more than just sports bets but also weigh in on important political and legislative issues as well. The platform announced that their online community bet 2 to 1 that cannabis would be federally legalized by Y2020 in the United States.
Everyone’s Vote is important, so vote on 6 November
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