2020 Senate Races To Watch
by Michelle Rutter Friberg, NCIA’s Deputy Director of Government Relations Photo By CannabisCamera.com As you may have heard by now, Election Day is just around the corner! Let me take this opportunity to remind you to vote, to do so safely, and come up with an election plan! If... Read more
2020’s marijuana legalization ballot measures, explained
Between the presidential election, governors’ races, and down-ballot contests, this year’s election features a lot of important choices. Among those, voters in five states will have a chance to legalize marijuana for recreational or medical uses. In Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota, voters could legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.... Read more
Polling data indicates strong support for cannabis legalization ballot measures in Arizona and Montana, despite a weak showing of enthusiasm from Republicans in both states. In all, voters in five states will see initiatives to legalize the use of marijuana on their ballots for the general election in November.... Read more
Cannabis State Ballot Measures – Facts & Figures
by Morgan Fox, NCIA’s Director of Media Relations Arizona Ballot: Proposition 207, Smart & Safe Act (adult use) Summary: https://smartandsafeaz.com/about/ Full language: https://mk0adassociatioy1jbg.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/I-23-2020.pdf Main backers: Smart and Safe Arizona  Possession: Adults 21+, 1 ounce flower or 5 grams concentrate Home cultivation: YES, adults 121+ may have up to 6 plants in... Read more
These 4 states are voting to legalize and tax marijuana sales
Things may go green in four states this fall, as voters will decide on legalizing and taxing marijuana. Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota all have measures up for a vote to legalize and levy recreational marijuana. Thus far, 11 states have legalized recreational pot: Alaska, California, Colorado,... Read more
Pair of measures would legalize marijuana in Montana
Marijuana is back on the ballot — the third time in the last five election cycles — but this year Montanans will decide for the first time whether to follow other states like Colorado and Washington in legalizing use for all adults. The issue comes in the form of... Read more
2020 Marijuana Ballot Initiatives – Time to Make History!
by Madeline Grant, NCIA’s Government Relations Manager With the election coming up just around the corner, 2020 could be another big year for our movement. It is imperative that we all head to the polls, send in our mail-in ballots and make our voices heard in this monumental election.... Read more
University of Montana releases study showing potential of taxing recreational marijuana
University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research released a study this month about the possible market value of legalizing and taxing recreational marijuana in Montana. Research in the study estimated that a 20% tax could bring in between $43.4 million and $52 million annually. “You’re not only looking at... Read more
State ballot measures to legalize cannabis could add $9 billion to US marijuana market
Despite a delay in the U.S. House of Representatives vote for a bill that would seek to legalize cannabis at the national level, the legal cannabis market in the U.S. still stands to substantially grow as more states plan to let voters decide whether they want to legalize it.... Read more
Two separate cannabis initiatives have qualified for the general election ballot in Montana, making it the sixth state in the nation that will be voting on a legalization measure in November. On Thursday, the office of Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton revealed that supporters for Initiative 190 and... Read more

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