National Cannabis Business Trade Journal Features Pot & Politics With the "Cannabis on the Ballot" October Issue
mg magazine's October cover story "Cannabis on the Ballot" sums up everything the public needs to know about the nine states with cannabis measures on the ballot this November. Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada are considering adult use ballot measures, while Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota are voting on medical marijuana. mg magazine breaks it all down.
Los Angeles, CA, October 18, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Pot and Politics. mg magazine's http://mgretailer.com/ October cover story "Cannabis on the Ballot" sums up everything businessmen, businesswomen, doctors, patients, caretakers, moms, dads, kids and voters need to know about the nine states with cannabis measures on the ballot this November. Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada are considering adult use ballot measures, while Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota are voting on medical marijuana. As with all cannabis-related initiatives, each one varies tremendously in the fine print, and mg magazine breaks it all down in the “Cannabis on the Ballot” October feature.
Pot and politics: never have the two been so strongly intertwined as in the upcoming election. On the "for" side is the usual cast of characters - medical and recreational marijuana advocates, prison sentence reformers and Sean Parker, who has contributed over $6M in support of California's Proposition 64 - but with increased support at historically high levels. On the "against" side are some strange bedfellows, like law enforcement groups and smaller growers, though for different reasons.
In addition to the ballot measures in the nine states, there are many more ballot measures at the municipal level that are just as important as those at the state level. Because of the local nature of cannabis legalization and regulation, it is essential that members of the industry and the public also inform themselves about what is happening where they live, and to participate whenever possible. The future of cannabis will be determined by those who step up to help define it.
Interesting races to watch: The 800-pound green gorilla in the room of course is California's Proposition 64, with over $18M in contributions (almost one-third from Napster founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker alone) and support averaging around 60 percent since the beginning of August. Should Prop 64 pass as predicted, it has been estimated that the total market for legal cannabis in California could grow from $2.7B to $6.6B by 2020.
Arkansas is voting on two medical marijuana measures. One dictates that the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control establish operating rules for dispensaries and cultivators and prohibits patients from growing marijuana at home. The other does not. If Issue 6 and Issue 7 each receive majority approval, the one with the most “yes” votes will supersede the other.
In Maine, where medical marijuana is currently legal, Question 1 (if passed) legalizing recreational use, would regulate and tax marijuana as an agricultural product. It would allow individuals over the age of 21 to possess and use marijuana and provide for the licensure of retail facilities AND marijuana social clubs.
Read the story online here: http://mgretailer.com/cannabis-vote-ballot-2016/
mg’s October issue can be found at Barnes & Noble retailers, or by calling (310) 421-1860.
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