Midwest May Be Next Frontier For U.S. Marijuana Legalization

Midwest May Be Next Frontier For U.S. Marijuana Legalization

Share Tweet Share PinMichigan fully legalized marijuana, Missouri voted to allow medical cannabis, and Democrats picked up four gubernatorial seats in the Midwest on Nov. 6, 2018. What does that say about the future of marijuana reform in the region? With the gubernatorial wins of Democrats Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan, J. B. Pritzker in Illinois, Tim Walz in Minnesota, and Tony Evers in Wisconsin, the stage seems to be set for a Midwestern green revolution. Michigan became the first state in the region to legalize for adult use, but the overall political landscape bodes well for cannabis reform efforts with the new governors-elect taking their seats soon. Illinois and Minnesota already have existing medical cannabis systems in place. Pritzker said Nov. 7, 2018, that he thinks his state should consider adult-use legalization “right away,” noting the economic benefits. A system designed to expunge the criminal records of individuals who’ve been convicted of cannabis-related offenses...



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