As Americans continue to search for a way out of the economic quagmire that the Biden administration is meagerly attending to, several locales are looking to capitalize on one of the nation’s emerging cash crops to bring fiscal stability to the table.
Marijuana, which is now legal or decriminalized for use in over half the nation, (in one form or another), is on the ballot on Tuesday in several states, and could bring with it a massive cannabis-fueled cash infusion.
Voters in five states could legalize recreational marijuana through ballot measures Tuesday, as more parts of the country move to allow access to the drug that remains illegal federally.Advertisement - story continues below
Maryland, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri and Arkansas all have legal pot referendums that could change state law for more than 17 million people in those states.
Of those states, it appears as though one in particular is likely to move forward with the change.
Maryland voters will decide whether to amend their constitution to make marijuana legal. On the ballot, voters will be asked, “Do you favor the legalization of the use of cannabis by an individual who is at least 21 years of age on or after July 1, 2023, in the State of Maryland?”
As the only blue state with a marijuana-related ballot question this cycle, Maryland is considered the most likely to see its measure pass.
In states such as Colorado, where cannabis has been made legal for recreational use, advocates have declared the move a resounding success both economically, and in terms of driving down the use of other, more harmful and addictive drugs.