A new poll found that a majority of U.S. likely voters (not confirmed voters) support federally legalizing marijuana. Including the majority of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents as shown in the data graph below.
There is also broad support for cannabis equity measures to address the harms of the drug war.
New York having just legalized recreational marijuana (even though lots of shops were operating illegally) Prompted strong reform for licenses to be given out to those communities most harmed by the war on drugs. New York is the only state to have provided these strong reforms and in accordance with those reforms, those communities in New York that were hardest hit are now benefiting from the cannabis industry. New York is also having a hearing on unlicensed marijuana sales this week.
The U.S. Virgin Islands senator has cannabis legalization and expungements bills waiting action on the governor's desk.
Arizona lawmakers have filed legislation to shield low-level marijuana conviction records from public view.
Oklahoma regulators are discussing a statewide medical cannabis data analytics platform.
San Francisco, California Human Rights Commission and African American Reparations Advisory Committee's draft reparation plans that includes eligibility for people who have been "incarcerated by the failed war on drugs" or are a direct descendant of someone who has been.
There are presently 37 states and 4 U.S. Territories with medical or hybrid adult use cannabis programs. Schedule VI is a proposed new schedule designed to preserve all their rights to control and regulate marijuana without hurting existing cannabis businesses or disrupting existing state tax revenue infrastructure. That is a tall order to accomplish to find something that will benefit rather than hurt all the different states and territories that already have a thriving cannabis industry.
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