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Marijuana Gathering Bipartisan Support In Upcoming Elections

Experts are pointing to the recent bipartisan support of cannabis as several traditionally red states are including marijuana legislation on the November ballot.
According to a Gallup poll, just over half of Republicans and 72-percent of Democrats support the legalization of marijuana.
Experts claim the political shift may be due to a public shift in opinion as cannabis gains mainstream acceptance.
The increase of support has experts saying it may be used as a platform for both parties in the upcoming elections.
Medical marijuana in Utah and recreational cannabis in Michigan are some of the measures included in upcoming ballots.
Utah already has laws allowing the use of medical marijuana among terminally ill patients. The initiative on the ballot would expand existing laws to include ailments such as epilepsy, chronic pain, PTSD as well as HIV and AIDS.
Medical marijuana is already legal in Michigan, which is looking to legalize recreational cannabis with restrictions. Limitations would include a maximum of two and a half ounces or less, fewer than one dozen plants grown at home, and limits on marijuana concentrates.
Newly transplanted cannabis cuttings grow in soilless media in pots, Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Sira Naturals medical marijuana cultivation facility, in Milford, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
States with ballot initiatives in the proposal or petition stage include Arizona, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ohio, Missouri, and North Dakota. These initiatives include legalizing medical marijuana to expanding the amount of conditions that can be treated.
While not all legislation will be seen on the ballot in 2018, momentum is still brewing — or perhaps growing — toward future measures.
Experts claim the legalization of cannabis in various forms is less about party affiliation, but rather other characteristics such as age. According to a poll, 86-percent of people ages 18 through 34 support the legalization of recreational cannabis and 96-percent support medical marijuana.
One political strategist claims women with children are the marijuana “swing votes” — a demographic that is majority Democrat.
There are currently nine states with recreational cannabis legalized as well as Washington, D.C. and 22 states with some form of medical marijuana programs.

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