Joe Biden Does an About-Face on Marijuana

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In case you haven’t noticed, marijuana has become a mainstream issue. Long considered a topic that politicians would sweep under the rug due to its taboo nature, cannabis has stepped into the spotlight following Canada’s legalization of recreational pot and the fact that 33 U.S. states have legalized medical marijuana (10 of which also allow adult-use consumption).

This push into the mainstream has also been fueled by the American public’s budding support for weed. In October, national pollster Gallup found that an all-time record 66% of respondents Opens a New Window. favored the idea of broad-based legalization. Needless to say, cannabis is expected to be one of a handful of hot-button topics in the 2020 elections.

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