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October 14, 2020

Montana: Support For Legalization Ballot Measures Strong Among Democrats, Independents — Weak Among Republicans

According to the poll of nearly 1,800 registered voters, 70 percent of Democrats back the ballot proposals, as do 59 percent of Independents. By contrast, only 27 percent of Republicans say that they intend to vote 'yes' on the ballot questions.

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October 14, 2020

Michigan: Gov. Whitmer Signs Marijuana Expungement Legislation Into Law

“Thousands of citizens unduly carry the undue burden and stigmatization of a past conviction for behavior that is no longer considered to be a crime. Our sense of justice and our principles of fairness demand that officials move swiftly to right the past wrongs of cannabis prohibition and criminalization.”

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October 13, 2020

SCOTUS Declines to Hear Appellate Challenge to Federal Cannabis Prohibition

“This result is not altogether surprising. It is Congress that imposed the federal prohibition of marijuana and ultimately it is up to Congress to repeal this destructive and discriminatory policy.”

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October 12, 2020

New Zealand: Voters to Decide Saturday on Nationwide Marijuana Legalization Referendum

If passed by voters, New Zealand will become only the third country – following Canada and Uruguay – to legalize adult-use cannabis sales nationwide.

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