Governors Across The U.S. Tout Marijuana Reform Progress In State Of The State Speeches And Budgets

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Governors across the U.S. have been taking the opportunity to tout marijuana reform accomplishments as part of their annual State of the State speeches and budget requests this month. From New York to South Dakota, the comments and proposals from state executives demonstrate how cannabis has become more mainstream and is being talked about in high profile venues alongside more traditional fare such as taxes, education and infrastructure. It’s also part of a growing theme, as governors have increasingly brought up marijuana policy in State of the State addresses each year to kick off the new year as the legalization movement spreads. Here’s a look at what governors are saying about marijuana policy in 2022:  New Jersey While adult-use marijuana retail sales have yet to launch in New Jersey after voters approved a 2020 legalization referendum, the state’s top executive said in his State of the State address that he’s expecting an economic boon. “Many jobs await in the cannabis industry ready to take off,” Gov. Phil Murphy (R) said. The governor also said separately in his second inaugural address this month that “businesses in the new cannabis industry that we are setting up in the name of social justice” are part of efforts to “continue growing the innovation economy that will power our future and make us a model for the nation and the world.” Businesses on the cutting edge of new technologies that will revolutionize our grasp of the possible. Businesses in the new cannabis industry that we are setting up in the name of social justice. In online gaming and sports betting, which we now dominate. — Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) January 18, 2022 As the state prepares to implement legal cannabis sales, Murphy said late last year that he’s open to giving adults the right to cultivate…

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