It’s time to exercise your civic duty and ensure that you are registered to vote!
2018 is a critical midterm election year, and NORML is partnering with the National Cannabis Festival and HeadCount for the #WeCannaVote Voter Registration Drive. The goal is to register thousands of new voters before the 2018 National Cannabis Festival on April 21 & to educate those in and beyond the cannabis community about their right to vote. Click here to register.
2016 was a great year for cannabis reform, with 8 states (out of 9 total) across the US passing ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana, 4 medical and 4 adult-use. Here’s a quick breakdown of the 2016 results:
Arkansas Issue No. 6: Medical Marijuana
53% YES, 46.9% NO
California Proposition 64: Legal Adult-Use Marijuana
56% YES, 43.9% NO
Florida Amendment No. 2: Medical Marijuana
71.2% YES, 28.7% NO
Massachusetts Question 4: Legal Adult-Use Marijuana
53.5% YES, 46.4% NO
Main Question 1: Legal Adult-Use Marijuana
50.1% YES, 49.8% NO
Montana Initiative No. 182: Medical Marijuana
57.6% YES, 42.3% NO
North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure No. 5: Medical Marijuana
53.7% YES, 36.2% NO
Nevada State Question No. 2: Legal Adult-Use Marijuana
54.4% YES, 45.5% NO
Arizona Proposition 205: Recreational Marijuana
51.9% NO, 48% YES
As you can see in Arizona, we lost by an incredibly close margin. If only a few more thousand voters turned out, we know we would have won. This just proves how important it is to get out and VOTE! Make sure that you are registered NOW.