In January, Joe Biden, who hasn’t endorsed legalization, will be sworn in to lead a nation increasingly comfortable with it.
- Support for legalization is strong among Democrats than in the country as a whole. In a new documentary, (see below) Sen. Cory Booker said Biden’s plan to decriminalize is not enough. In multiple states with ballot initiatives, legalization got more votes than Biden or Trump.
- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) wants to become the first state in the former confederacy to legalize REC.
- Flow Cannabis CEO Michael Steinmetz argued legalization can help Biden address the country’s most intractible challenges, like race relations and climate change.
- In his new memoir, Barack Obama said Republicans gave him a “handy excuse” to avoid legalization.