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Pro Marijuana Tweets From Governors as We Wrap Up 2021

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As the year 2021 comes to a long-awaited close, some Governors have taken to social media to boast of the significant milestones they achieved during the year, making special mention of notable marijuana reforms. Several states legalized marijuana for either medical or recreational use, even though it remains illegal under federal law. The governors of New Mexico, New Jersey, and Connecticut saw it necessary to applaud their efforts towards legalizing marijuana within their respective jurisdictions as they reflected on the past year.

The Governor of Connecticut Ned Lamont (D) lauded efforts made by the social equity council to ensure equitable access to the adult-use market in CT which is bound to take off next year. The council also made provisions to remedy some of the damages brought about by the failed war on drugs which adversely targeted some communities. The governor took to Twitter to emphasize why he made it a priority to have the first council meeting kick-off in August. Connecticut legalized adult-use marijuana in June of 2021.

At the same time, the governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) trumpeted the immense economic potential of the cannabis market in New Mexico; which she helped bring forth by signing the adult-use bill earlier in 2021. She took to Twitter to express her satisfaction with the move to legalize recreational marijuana, a move that would see to it that over 11,000 jobs were created in the state.

While cannabis in New Mexico was legalized in June 2021, recreational sales are slated for April 2021. Last month, the state issued rules for recreational use which you can find in our blog here. Some of them include the maximum possession limit which is set at two ounces of cannabis at any given time. Adults above the age of 21 will also be allowed to grow a maximum of six plants per residence for personal use. The state is accepting applications from businesses wishing to join the space.

In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy (D) applauded the great step the state had taken to approve recreational marijuana use through a voter-approved referendum. Among other historic achievements that the governor lauded was the rolling out of a full pension payment plan in 25 years as well as the expansion of the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit that was offered to over 80,000 families.

New Jersey is still in the process of rolling out the adult-use program which was passed in the November referendum. Currently, the state does not permit home cultivation. However, the governor expressed his openness to allowing adults to cultivate marijuana for personal use.

As we wind up the year 2021, we should take time to reflect on how far we have come from the days of cannabis prohibition to where we are today. Recreational cannabis is now legal in Canada, Uruguay, Spain, Jamaica, South Africa, and the Netherlands. 18 states in the U.S have legalized cannabis recreational use, even though it remains prohibited under federal law. Find out how you can support marijuana legalization efforts.

Lydia K. (Bsc. RN) is a cannabis writer, which, considering where you’re reading this, makes perfect sense. Currently, she is a regular writer for Mace Media. In the past, she has written for MyBud, RX Leaf & Dine Magazine (Canada), CBDShopy (UK) and Cannavalate & Pharmadiol (Australia). She is best known for writing epic news articles and medical pieces. Occasionally, she deviates from news and science and creates humorous articles. And boy doesn't she love that! She equally enjoys ice cream, as should all right-thinking people.

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