Legalization Prominent in 2020 Election

Sep 15, 2020 6:36:51 PM / by BDSA posted in Data Deeper, Cannabis Market, Cannabis Data, BDSA-Insights, Market Insights, Market, Cannabis Sales Forecast, 2020, 2020 Election, cannabis insights


Six Cannabis Legalization Measures Make the November Ballot


Pre-COVID-19, it appeared as though citizens in as many as 12 states would have the opportunity to vote on medical or adult-use cannabis on Nov. 3, 2020. Had that come to pass, the 2020 election could have eclipsed the monumental events of Nov. 8, 2016, when eight states passed cannabis initiatives. But COVID-19 put a damper on the legalization push in the U.S., as many ballot measures lost steam due to the inability to gather signatures in person. Campaigns for legalization persisted though shelter-in-place orders stopped many signature drives, and with an October 2019 Gallup poll showing 66% support for full legalization, those campaigns that make it to the ballot seem likely to pass.

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