U.S. midterm elections

Maryland and Missouri legalize adult-use cannabis, while other three states reject legalization

Yesterday, American voters in five states were able to choose whether or not adult-use legalization should be approved in their states. Before the polling places opened yesterday, adult-use cannabis was legal in 19 states. Now, the voting results are in, and two more states have been added to the list: Maryland and Missouri.

The legalization in Maryland won't come as much of a surprise to many, as the state was considered the most likely one to pass. The Missouri results, on the other hand, was a close call, with 53% of the votes in favor of legalization. The legalization initiatives in the other three states (Arizona, North Dakota, and South Dakota) were rejected by the voters.

Still, people are celebrating the industry wins in the two new legal states. "State-level legalization victories are what's necessary to move the needle forward at the federal level. That is how we build cannabis champions in Congress who are committed to taking meaningful action to put an end to prohibition once and for all," said Toi Hutchinson, President, and CEO of the Marijuana Policy Project, in a press release

On social media, people were sharing their excitement too.

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