From Canada to Vermont to Oklahoma to California, this has been a huge year for legalization advocates.
When we look back, 2018 may be known as the year that marijuana legalization won.
The latest victory came from, out of all places, conservative Oklahoma. On Tuesday, voters in the state decided to legalize medical marijuana. Although the state is now the 30th to do so, it’s still a big deal because the measure faced so much local resistance. Opposition came not just from major state politicians like Gov. Mary Fallin (R) but also a $500,000 opposition campaign — a pricey effort for an Oklahoma race. The implication is clear: Medical marijuana is so popular, even in a red state like Oklahoma, that little can be done to stop these kinds of ballot measures.
– Read the entire article at Vox.