Ballot Initiatives Won and Lost: Week in Review


<![CDATA[As cannabis policy reform continues to sweep the country, groups in several states are launching grassroots efforts to put decriminalization and legalization measures in front of voters in the November 2022 election.This week, we’ve rounded up headlines on campaigns celebrating important milestones in the ballot initiative process—and those that have run into setbacks—as well as news on licensing lottery winners in Illinois, lawsuits to note in California and Oklahoma, and more.On the ballot initiative front, Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan has conditionally approved two cannabis-related measures for the state’s 2022 ballot, allowing the local organizations supporting the initiatives to begin gathering signatures. One measure would legalize medical cannabis, while the other would decriminalize cannabis for personal use. Read moreIdaho cannabis advocates are also trying to get a medical cannabis legalization initiative and a decriminalization measure before voters next year in what Idaho Citizens for Coalition for Cannabis Spokesperson Russ Belville calls “the most hostile state” toward policy reform. Both initiatives must gather 64,946 signatures by May 1, 2022, to make the ballot. Read moreA push to get an adult-use legalization proposal before lawmakers in Ohio could be in trouble after Attorney General Dave Yost ruled that a summary of the initiative petition was not a “fair and truthful statement of the proposed law.” Read moreElsewhere, Illinois’ adult-use cannabis sales hit nearly $128 million in July, a $12.3 million increase from June. Read moreAs the Illinois market continues to grow, the state held the second of three licensing lotteries this week to issue 55 more cannabis dispensary licenses to social equity applicants. Read moreIllinois also doled out 69 licenses this week for adult-use cannabis craft growers, infusers and transporters. Read moreIn Montana, the state’s Department of Revenue announced proposed rule changes on advertising for licensed medical cannabis businesses. Read moreMedical…

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