Frontiers of (cannabis) law reform in the age of Corona….
We'll speculate that Prop 2 wouldn't have been allowed to change the signature requirements to allow electronic signature gathering in Utah if it had been submitted for 2020 rather than 2018.
However, unprecedented things are happening at an accelerating pace. The US Supreme Court had its first virtual session ever this week, and the Senate is reconsidering long standing requirements to be physically present. This change alone would have resulted in different historical courses for many key bills over the last century and more.
In this atmosphere very unexpected things can easily happen – including maybe major action on cannabis.
We live in interesting times. And you probably know the fairly well-known story about what that means and who said it first – except that the story is likely misquoted and mis-attributed) – but hey, what a time to be living through.
We hope you are all coping as best you can. And we're happy to share dispatches from the wide world of cannabis with you on the daily and for the foreseeable as we all do our best to navigate unknown waters.
Montana activists behind a proposed marijuana legalization ballot measure are weighing an appeal after a district court dismissed their lawsuit seeking the right to collect signatures electronically amid the coronavirus pandemic. New Approach Montana, which suspended in-person signature gathering to…