Many consider the 2020 November election to be one of the most consequential elections since like forever. Certainly the direction of this country and even the world will be profoundly affected by who wins the Presidency, keeps or takes control of the U.S. Senate and you will be affected by who is elected to your state legislature and local county boards and city councils. This applies to a multitude of issues from the COVID19 health care crisis, the teetering economy, racial justice, climate change and a host of other issues including cannabis law reform affecting your ability to access cannabis on the local level.
Although cannabis legalization is on the ballot in New Jersey, South Dakota and Arizona, it is almost a side issue although it will definitely affect state and local races in those states. Our votes count and at the MAPP virtual telemeeting on Sat. Oct. 3 at 1 p.m., cannabis will be front and center.
Ellen Komp, associate director of CalNORML will give an overview of NORML’s “Smoke the Vote” guide, covering federal, state and local candidates and local cannabis ballot measures. NORML's guide is the quintessential analysis of candidate's views on not just the legalization of cannabis, but everything from medical use to allowing cannabis businesses to operate in their district. Ellen will take a look at all levels of government, but will place special focus on those running for office in California.
Join in the meeting on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. where you can hear Ellen and also ask questions. The meeting is strictly a teleconference - just on your telephone. No need to connect up your computer or get dolled up to be on cam - just come as you are. On Sat. Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. become an educated cannabis voter by calling 701-802-5390 and enter access code 2545046#.