Dan Riffle Leaves Marijuana Policy Project

December 2, 2015

November was a dizzying month in the marijuana movement, one whose impact will be felt for years to come. California inched closer to full legalization with the unveiling of a well-funded, heavily endorsed 2016 ballot initiative. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders introduced a landmark Senate bill that would end federal marijuana prohibition, a move that likely encouraged his opponent, Hillary Clinton, to soften her stance on cannabis, too. Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of personal marijuana use, a ruling that could move the country towards recreational marijuana (although likely not as quickly as Canada). And Ohio voters considered – and rejected – an ambitious yet controversial legalization initiative that would have made the bellwether state the largest recreational marijuana market in the country.

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