Last night, the United States voted on several initiatives for drug reform. Results hold overwhelming amounts of positive news, spanning from cannabis to psilocybin therapy. This is a pivotal and historic step toward ending the war on drugs.
In Arizona 59.85% voted in favour of legalising cannabis. As a result of 50 years of hyper-incarceration Arizona now has the 5th highest incarceration rate in the US. It is hoped this change in law will play a significant role in reducing jail and prison populations. Moreover, the state is also set to dismiss historical cannabis convictions. It’s predicted that Arizona’s legal cannabis market will generate around $200 to $300 million per year.
In Montana 56.84% voted for the legalisation of cannabis, and 58% voted in favour of setting 21 as the minimum age to buy cannabis. The University of Montana has estimated the cannabis market will generate $236 million by 2026.