Biden says marijuana reform up to youth vote; Congressional legalization hearing scheduled; States vote on cannabis & psychedelics ballot measures
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Maryland voters approved a referendum to legalize marijuana.
Missouri voters passed a cannabis legalization ballot initiative.
Arkansas voters rejected a ballot measure to legalize marijuana.
North Dakota voters defeated a marijuana legalization ballot initiative.
South Dakota voters rejected a ballot measure to legalize cannabis.
A Colorado ballot initiative to legalize psychedelics was narrowly leading but too close to call as of early Wednesday morning.
Voters in five Texas cities approved local marijuana decriminalization ballot measures.
At a rally on the eve of Election Day, President Joe Biden told college students that marijuana reform depends on their votes. The White House separately included the president’s cannabis pardons in an overview of efforts to promote “equity and fairness in the justice system” to support the Black community.
The House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties scheduled a hearing for next week titled, “Developments in State Cannabis Laws and Bipartisan Cannabis Reforms at the Federal Level.”
Former President Donald Trump reiterated his support for using the death penalty against people who sell drugs.
Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) tweeted, “Over the last 10 years,