It could mean a clean sweep.
Asian Americans oppose legalization , with the exception of Indian Americans who narrowly support it. The American Prospect says that in the upcoming votes, millennials and racial minorities are the key voting blocs .
Maine REC supporters have outspent opponents 26-1.
In the Washington Post, journalist Maia Szalavitz says we ignore the killings of drug users in the Philippines because drug users are “ dehumanized” by mainstream society. “Nearly 3,000 people have already been gunned down, either by police or vigilante death squads, encouraged by Duterte, who has promised immunity. About 600,000 have also turned themselves in, many now caged in hideously crowded prisons that already look like concentration camps.”
The president of the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus said the group will file emergency legislation to block the state’s MED program until racial disparities in the industry are resolved. None of the 15 licenses awarded in the state went to black-owned businesses.
Oklahoma could vote on MED in 2018. There’s a new push to legalize REC in New Jersey.