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68% of N.J. voters likely to approve legal weed ballot question, new poll shows

About two-thirds of New Jersey voters are likely to vote yes on a ballot question seeking to legalize marijuana use for those over 21 this November, according to a new poll.

The survey, conducted by DKC Analytics and released Tuesday by Brach Eichler, a Roseland-based law firm with a cannabis practice, found about 68% of 500 New Jersey registered voters said they strongly support or somewhat support legalization via the ballot in the Garden State. Favorability ranked higher among Democrats than Republicans, with Independents falling in the middle.

'How quickly things can change': U.S. cannabis legalization suddenly seems more likely

Legalization at the federal level could come as soon as 2021 if Joe Biden wins the election and Democrats take control of the Senate

The U.S. could legalize marijuana at the federal level as soon as 2021 if Joe Biden is able to win the presidential election and Democrats take control of the Senate.

It’s a dramatic change in expectations from three months ago when it appeared Donald Trump would most likely win re-election, and CIBC analysts had put the odds of meaningful reform at “near-zero” for 2020 and “unlikely” for 2021.

7 States May Be Voting on Marijuana in November

Despite the chaos, 2020 could be a banner year for state-level cannabis legalization.

Despite it being a crazy year, Americans can't lose sight of the fact that Election Day is a little over three months away. At stake are 435 seats in the House of Representatives, roughly a third of all seats in the Senate, and, of course, the Oval Office.

Will A Joe Biden Presidency Be A Bullish Catalyst For The Cannabis Sector?

During the last month, we have seen a substantial increase in interest in cannabis companies that are levered to the US and stock prices have been trending to the upside.

We attribute the increase in interest as a response to a series of prominent polls showing that Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden is leading Donald Trump by a wide margin. From social justice issues to the handling of the COVID outbreak, President Trump has had a challenging few weeks and voters seem to favor a Biden presidency.

Congress Allows Troops To Use CBD Products

As of Monday, military service members are no longer forbidden to use CBD products.

According to Marijuana Moment, the House of Representatives approved a measure that allows troops to use hemp products as well as its derivatives.

The measure passed by a vote of 336 to 71. The initiative was led by Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who is also a military veteran.

Arizona: Foes of marijuana legalization file lawsuit to stop ballot measure

Opponents of an initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Arizona have filed a lawsuit to keep the issue off the ballot in November.

The lawsuit, by Arizonans for Health and Public Safety, argues that the initiative’s backers did not accurately describe the measure in a 100-word summary included on petitions that voters signed for it to qualify for the general election.

The group contends that the summary should have included or at least expanded on a range of details in the 16-page initiative.

Canada’s cannabis pardon program is failing. Here’s why

On October 17, 2018, thousands of Canadians waited outside cannabis shops to finally buy the drug legally for the first time in the nation’s history.

That same day, while attention was turned to the shops, the Canadian government promised to undo a great historical wrong: People convicted of single cannabis possession in the past could apply to have those records suspended.

More than a year after legal stores opened, only 436 Canadians have applied to have their cannabis sentences suspended.