Governors Tout 2021 Marijuana Reform Accomplishments As Year Comes To An End

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The governors of three states marked the end of 2021 by touting marijuana legalization accomplishments they signed into law this year. While federal prohibition didn’t end, there were a number of reforms that were implemented across the country, including adult-use legalization in a record number of states. The governors of Connecticut, New Mexico and New Jersey said that was reason to celebrate as they looked back on the last day of the year on Friday. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) specifically highlighted the work of a social equity council as the state’s recreational market takes off. He said the body’s “primary function is to ensure equitable access to CT’s budding adult-use cannabis industry and to offset some of the damage caused by the War on Drugs.” The Social Equity Council’s primary function is to ensure equitable access to CT’s budding adult-use cannabis industry and to offset some of the damage caused by the War on Drugs. That’s why I made it a priority to kickoff the council’s first ever meeting in August. pic.twitter.com/mcQN7CXfLC — Governor Ned Lamont (@GovNedLamont) December 31, 2021 “That’s why I made it a priority to kickoff the council’s first ever meeting in August,” Lamont tweeted. At that meeting, the 15-person group approved a list of geographic areas disproportionately impacted by the drug war, which will be used to determine eligibility for social equity business licenses. In New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) again emphasized the “limitless” economic potential of the state’s new cannabis market that is being created after she signed legalization into law this year. The potential for New Mexico's economy is limitless. By legalizing cannabis, we are helping to create over 11,000 jobs in our state. We're building an economy that works for all New Mexicans. — Michelle Lujan Grisham (@Michelle4NM) December 31,…

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