This year was a big one for marijuana.
From a first-ever congressional vote on federally legalizing cannabis to another large state ending its own prohibition law, 2019 saw the marijuana movement make advances on several fronts.
Here’s a look back at cannabis’s ten biggest victories of the year:
Marijuana Legalization Advances In Congress
Presidential Candidates Embrace Marijuana Reform
Trump Reiterates Support For Respecting State Marijuana Laws
Cannabis Banking Bill Passed By House
Illinois Becomes 11th State To Legalize Marijuana
Governors Get Serious About Marijuana Legalization
Several States Decriminalize Cannabis Possession
Two-Thirds Of Americans Say Legalize It, According To Polls
Federal Government Takes Steps To Implement Legal Hemp Market
Cities Move To Decriminalize Psychedelics
Looking Ahead To 2020
All these cannabis and drug policy victories in 2019 bode well for reform efforts next year. Marijuana is likely to be a significant focal point in the presidential campaign and in legislative sessions in several states. And with cannabis initiatives likely to go before voters on ballots across the country in November, 2020 could be the biggest year for marijuana yet.
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