Senate candidates pressed on marijuana at debates; Sanders celebrates VT legalization; Poll: NJ referendum leads; Madison public cannabis use measure
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The U.S. government is supporting a World Health Organization recommendation to remove marijuana from the most restrictive global schedule, but the country opposes another proposal to clarify that CBD is not controlled under international anti-drug treaties.
Incumbent GOP senators and their Democratic challengers in three separate states were pressed on marijuana issues in debates on the same day. Marijuana Moment analyzed the responses and records of the Colorado, South Carolina and Texas candidates.
A majority of the Madison, Wisconsin City Council is sponsoring a measure to allow people to use marijuana in public without fear of prosecution, with certain restrictions.
A poll found that New Jersey likely voters support the state’s marijuana legalization ballot referendum by a two-to-one margin. The cannabis measure has majority support among all groups—Democrats, Republicans, independents, old, young, men, women, whites, nonwhites and people in every region of the state.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) celebrated his home state of Vermont’s new law legalizing marijuana sales, as well as another policy to expunge prior cannabis convictions.
A federal judge ruled that a Minnesota congressional race can be held in November and doesn’t need to be delayed until February because the Legal Marijuana Now Party’s candidate died.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) tweeted, “It