Coronavirus Upends Marijuana, Psychedelics And Drug Reform Ballot Measures

Coronavirus Upends Marijuana, Psychedelics And Drug Reform Ballot Measures

Marijuana and drug policy reform advocates came into 2020 believing it would be a big—and perhaps unprecedented—year for legalization and decriminalization measures on state ballots. From California to Missouri to Oregon, they had high hopes for placing far-reaching initiatives before voters in November. But many of those efforts have been severely impeded by the coronavirus pandemic, which has made mass signature gathering to qualify ballot measures all but impossible as public health and government officials have urged social distancing measures. Here’s a look at the growing list of ballot initiatives on cannabis and broader drug reforms that have been effectively halted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Please visit Forbes to read the rest of this piece. (Marijuana Moment’s editor provides some content to Forbes via a temporary exclusive publishing license arrangement.) Photo courtesy of Democracy Chronicles. The post Coronavirus Upends Marijuana, Psychedelics And Drug Reform Ballot Measures appeared first on Marijuana Moment.

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