Marijuana Consumer Group Launches Nationwide Get-Out-The-Vote Campaign

Marijuana Consumer Group Launches Nationwide Get-Out-The-Vote Campaign

With the launch of a nationwide get-out-the-vote campaign this week, marijuana legalization advocates hope to muster cannabis consumers as a powerful voting bloc this November and maintain that momentum for elections to come. Spark the Vote, a new effort by the nonpartisan Cannabis Consumer Policy Council (CCPC), is deploying in eight states, organizers said in a video presentation on Wednesday, with plans to expand further. On-the-ground “action teams” will be stationed at marijuana retail stores and cannabis-friendly businesses, they said, to register consumers to vote and encourage them to stay politically active. The initiative will also host virtual education and organizing sessions. “Cannabis voters are an incredibly diverse and growing voting bloc that have already made real impacts in state and local elections,” the campaign said in a press release. “In an era where presidential elections are regularly decided by less than a million votes, cannabis consumers have a huge role to play in local, state and federal elections.” Initially the program will launch in Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey and Utah, the group said. All those states have legalized medical marijuana, and all but New Jersey and Utah have legalized cannabis for adults, with New Jersey set to vote on an adult-use legalization referendum in November. Tommy Chong + GOTV Webcast + New Team Members! – https://t.co/JDsA7uErjk pic.twitter.com/JNGYKX933L — Spark The Vote 2020 (@Spark_The_Vote) September 16, 2020 In a Zoom call on Wednesday to announce Spark the Vote, CPCC Executive Director Nate Bradley said that after…

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