Marijuana Tally Procedures Pass in Three States as Midterm Elections Lead The Way for Development in 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The 2018 midterm elections represent a significant triumph for cannabis policy reform advocates and the legal cannabis market. Citizens in Michigan authorized a ballot step Tuesday that will make cannabis legal and regulated for grownups, making it the first Midwest state to legislate cannabis and setting the phase for regulated services to change the illicit market there. Missouri and Utah authorized medical cannabis tally measures too, supplying access to reliable medicine for countless people and strongly strengthening a supermajority of states with robust medical marijuana laws. Citizens in Missouri supported their medical marijuana initiative in higher numbers than the winning Republican Senate candidate, Attorney general of the United States Josh Hawley.

“This election proves that U.S. citizens are all set and eager for detailed cannabis policy reform at the state and federal level,” stated Aaron Smith, executive director of the National Marijuana Industry Association. “This is no longer a third-rail problem. Members of Congress require to listen to their constituents, enable states to determine their own cannabis policies, and start treating this growing legal market fairly. “

With dozens of supportive congressional candidates winning on Tuesday and Democrats about to take control of key federal committees, supporters are confident that cannabis policy reform legislation will be actively thought about in your home in the 2019 session. Costs to permit banks to more easily work with the marijuana industry and to deal with unjust federal taxation of cannabis are expected to make significant development next year.

Citizens in 12 states chosen gubernatorial prospects that openly support making cannabis legal for adults last night. Governors-elect Gavin Newsom in California, Jared Polis in Colorado, and J.B. Pritzker in Illinois all made cannabis policy reform a central problem in their projects.

Marijuana is now legal for adults in 10 states and the District of Columbia, and 33 states have efficient medical marijuana laws. Marijuana is legal in some form in 47 states.


The National Marijuana Industry Association (NCIA)is the biggest cannabis trade association in the U.S. and the only organization broadly representing cannabis-related services at the national level. NCIA promotes the development of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and pursues a beneficial social, financial, and legal environment for that industry in the United States.

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