Cannabis & the midterm elections + meet info


ballot_box-page-001.jpgELECTIONS MATTER

At the Sunday, November 6 in-person and virtual zoom MAPP meeting in Joshua Tree, we are going to take a last-minute look at the 2022 midterms.

With inflation, abortion and democracy rightfully receiving the lion’s share of everyone’s attention, cannabis hasn’t gotten the attention it has in the past even though legalization initiatives are on the ballots in five states - legalization_usa_map.jpgArkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota. These are fairly conservative states – only Maryland is a Democratic state. If all five vote to legalize, it will bring the total number of states that provide for recreational use to 24.

It will be very interesting to see how “liberal” these states will be when it comes to legalizing cannabis. Having these cannabis measures on the ballot will no doubt bring out a lot more younger voters. Young voters are more likely to vote Democratic so if the races are close, these votes can make a difference.

meeting2.jpgAt the Sunday, May 6 meeting, you will be presented with a knowledgeable and nuanced look at what this election portends for California and the nation. On the state level we will use CaNORML’s cannabis election guide and examine the election’s up and down the state and discuss how they will affect the legal availability of cannabis.

On the national level in addition to discussing the legalization ballot initiatives, we will take a look at some of the more interesting races where the fate of cannabis on the federal level will be decided by just who wins these races.

pardon.jpgWe will also discuss the 6,500+ pardons issued by President Biden for all people convicted of possession of cannabis in violation of federal law and what it portends for future cannabis law reform on the federal level.

For those who attend in person, there will be a delightful assortment of cookies served with milk plus the chance to win some fabulous door prizes.

The in-person MAPP meeting on Sunday, Nov. 6 begins at 6:30 p.m. - note the change - the meeting is being held on Sunday rather then Saturday. It will be held at the legendary Beatnik Lounge, 61597 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree CA 92277.

If you can’t make the meeting in person, you can join the meeting at the following Zoom weblink:

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  • Lanny Swerdlow