6 Governors Spearheading the Movement to End Marijuana Prohibition

6 governors supporting marijuana are wising up and taking the stand to end marijuana prohibition. Whether they outright state they support marijuana legalization or not, their actions tell us they certainly do.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom

A governor who supports marijuana legalization happens to be the very first one to vocally report this to the public. In a New York Times news article called, “Marijuana, Not Yet Legal for Californians, Might as Well Be”, Gavin Newsome shines a light within the cannabis community that gives us hope for the future of cannabis. He highlights their credibility within the cannabis industry and shares his insights quoting:

“These are incredibly upstanding citizens: Leaders in our community, and exceptional people. Increasingly, people are willing to share how they use it and not be ashamed of it”.

His actions prove he’s pro-cannabis as he created the blue ribbon commission on marijuana policy. This was inspired to encourage California to put marijuana legalization on the voting ballot.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy

Recently, Phil Murphy was elected the New Governor of New Jersey. Why is this good news for the cannabis industry and its’ users?
This is good news because he openly supports marijuana legalization. He states from the New Jersey Political News, that when a marijuana legalization bill is placed on his desk, he’ll sign it. If you want to learn more about his decision and the specifics then read here.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

Governor John Hickenlooper supported to legalize marijuana in Colorado. Since then Colorado has been a hub for many Cannabis users.

Although he supported marijuana legalization, he still has his concerns about its’ legality issues. In an interview, recorded by TheCannabist, he stated that marijuana has to be kept out of the hands of children and teenagers. These are worthy concerns any governor should worry about because it’s important to tread lightly in this new uprising cannabis industry.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam

Ralph Northam actually desires the decriminalization of marijuana. How do we know this? Apparently, he wrote a letter to the state of Virginia in correspondence of legalizing cannabis. If you’d like to find out more information on his decision read here.

Candidates Running for Governor Who Support Marijuana Legalization

Although there are 6 governors supporting marijuana, the following are political individuals who are potentially running for governor that support marijuana for the 2018 election.

  • Florida – John Morgan is undecided about continuing to run for governor.
  • Maine –  Rep. Diane Russell is running for governor
  • Minnesota – Democratic Congressman Tim Walz is running for governor
  • Tennessee – Republican State House Speaker Beth Harwell is running for governor.

Overall, it seems as though more and more people are becoming conscious of the healing benefits cannabis provides. These are including individuals who need this plant for medical use. Be sure to look into these 6 governors supporting marijuana as they’re changing the industry one political movement at a time.

Source: The 420 Times
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