We realize you’ve probably heard enough about #politics
for a while, but as all the data comes in from last week’s #nationwide #midterm #elections
, cannabis keep cropping up in #headlines
and analysis as the so-called experts try to figure out what sparked such high turnout.
4.3 million voters swarmed the polls in #Michigan
alone resulting in the highest voter turnout in the state since 1970. The state’s race for Governor and for Secretary of State both saw huge margins of victory by typical political standards with Democrat Gretchen Whitmer grabbing the governorship by 9.53% and fellow Dem Jocelyn Benson taking the latter by a margin of 8.81%.
But it wasn’t the names in the races, or even the name of the current president, that drove most voters to the polls in Michigan.
Also on the ballot in The Mitten last Tuesday were three, and only three, Michigan-specific proposals.
You’ve probably heard about Prop 1.
With an 11.82% margin of victory, over 2.3 million Michigan voters made their state the 10th in the U.S. to legalize the cultivation, processing, sale , and recreational adult use of cannabis.
With a substantially higher margin of victory than even the already impressive races at the top of the ticket, clearly cannabis carried some clout into Election Day. But remember, there were two other proposals on Michigan’s ballots that day, and together with weed, they form a blueprint for future electoral success in all points on the political map.
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