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Snoop Dogg says it’s time to ‘end cannabis prohibition’ with legalization on the ballot in five U.S. states

Nov 4, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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Voters in Missouri, Maryland, North Dakota, South Dakota and Arkansas will have their say about cannabis legaliztion

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Next week, voters in five U.S. states will decide whether to legalize recreational cannabis.

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Snoop Dogg, whose home state of California legalized pot back in 2016, would unsurprisingly like to see that happen. The 51-year-old rapper and longtime cannabis supporter took to social media to let voters know where he stands.

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In an Instagram post, Snoop Dogg encouraged voters in Missouri, Maryland, North Dakota, South Dakota and Arkansas to vote ‘Yes’ on their respective ballot measures. 

If those states opt for the affirmative, they will join 19 other U.S. states and the District of Columbia in legalizing adult-use cannabis. Medical cannabis is legal in 39 states.

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A Gallup poll last year found that the U.S. has maintained its record-high support for legalization, with nearly 70 per cent of respondents indicating they are in favour of legalizing weed.

Five states also had cannabis reform measures on the ballot during the 2020 election, with all five states passing those motions. Voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota opted to legalize recreational cannabis, while Mississippi green-lit medical cannabis.

Snoop Dogg isn’t the only celebratory speaking out in favour of legalization. Earlier this week, Rick Steves, author, television personality and board chair with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law (NORML), sent an email blast for a legalization fundraiser, with Steves vowing to match donations up to $100K.

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Steves has previously been part of legalization campaigns in Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Maine and most recently New Jersey.

“I’m a travel writer, and for me, high is a place. Sometimes I want to go there. If my government says I can’t go, there should be a good reason,” Steves wrote in the email. “There is no good reason that an American should be denied the civil liberty of enjoying marijuana.”

Last month, U.S. President Joe Biden asked the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General to “initiate the administrative process to review expeditiously how marijuana is scheduled under federal law.”

Currently, cannabis is under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, alongside heroin. The classification is meant for the most dangerous substances that have “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”

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