Article by Johnny Green, Green Flower
This year is shaping up to be a very big year for cannabis reform, and not just in states that recently voted to legalize cannabis for medical or adult use.
Parts of America that were long thought to be off limits for cannabis reform are now in play. Cannabis reform has been introduced in almost every state legislature (if not all states) in America at some point. But bills that died quickly in years past have a whole new set of legs.
Fortunately more and more elected officials are recognizing the wellness benefits that cannabis can provide are significant, and people everywhere should have safe access to it.
So as state legislatures ramp up for the upcoming legislative season, cannabis is indeed a very hot topic. Below are bills that have been introduced, or were pre-filed, in states that may surprise you.
If you live in any of these states hopefully you are inspired to contact your elected officials and let them know that you support cannabis reform.
And if you do want to get involved, Drug Policy Alliance has put together a brilliant toolkit you can use for interacting with legislators.