WeedWeek reporter Willis Jacobson talked to legalization activists about their ambitious plans for after the vote:
If Democrats were to maintain control in the House and re-take a majority in the Senate, for example, advocates would train their focus on federal legalization as soon as possible, said MPP Executive Director Steve Hawkins. Conversely, if Republicans keep power in the Senate and maintain the presidency, there would likely be more of a grassroots push in states to affect change.
“For advocates of cannabis reform, this is probably going to be the busiest time that we’ve ever seen,” Hawkins said Friday. “But also a time that’s probably giving us the greatest opportunity that we’ve realized to this moment.”
- MPP, however, is losing its centrality as a destination for political contributions, and lobbying. “I’m accused of being a shill for the industry, but I don’t actually have any money from the industry,” MPP deputy director Matt Schweich said.
Cowen stock analyst Vivien Azer predicted a “Biden blue wave” (paywalled) would boost the industry. Wall Street analysts picked six pot stocks to bet on (paywalled) if the Democrats win big.
- In these trying times, Cannabitch Jackie Bryant wrote about mutual aid and support in the cannabis world.