Higher Law: Cannabis at the Polls: Some Midterm Takeaways

Election Day results gave legalization advocates plenty to celebrate Tuesday. Voters made Michigan the tenth state—and the biggest state in the Midwest—to authorize recreational marijuana. Residents of red states Missouri and Utah(yes, Utah) OK’d medical use, too.

Among candidates, pro-marijuana Rep. Jared Polis was elected governor of Colorado. Texas Rep. Pete Sessions, who as chair of the House Rules Committee blocked almost every bill supporting state-legal marijuana, lost to former Perkins Coie associate Colin Allred. And in New York, Democrats took control of the state Senate, boosting chances the Empire State will enact recreational marijuana legislation.


Nov. 14-16: MJBizCon runs for three days in Las Vegas. Attorneys from Frantz WardBrand & BranchHoban Law Group and H New Media Law are scheduled to speak at the event.