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Oct 17, 2016 12:10 PM

Majority of Democrats Support Marijuana Legalization in Voting States

On the verge of the presidential election, Democratic parties of several states decided to officially support marijuana propositions that will be voted on in November.

The Florida Democratic Party has officially backed Amendment 2, which would initiate the legalization of medical cannabis in the state. Apart from this, the party donated $150,000 to United For Care, a local organization advocating for legal medical marijuana use.

Ben Pollara, the manager of Yes On 2 campaign, reports to Leafly that they have cooperated with the Democratic Party for registering voters. The operation of voter registration that aimed to bring more state residents to the polls was finished on Oct. 11.

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In addition to Florida, the Arizona Democratic Party also supported Prop. 205. Dem. Alexis Tameron, the current party Chairman, proudly claimed that Democrats endorsed Prop. 205 and expressed her hope that Arizonians would vote in favor of the marijuana legalization. According to Tameron, cannabis should be regulated like alcohol in order to promote social justice, ensure social security, and raise money for the state education system.

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Besides, some Republicans, namely Raul Grijalva and Ruben Gallego, concurred with their Democratic colleagues on the marijuana initiative. The proposition also received a wide variety of political endorsements on the part of conservative, liberal, and progressive organizations and individuals, including the Arizona Liberty Caucus, the La Paz County Republican Committee, former Arizona Senate Majority Leader Dr. Tom Patterson, as well as Arizona Libertarian Party Chairman Michael Kielsky.

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