Residents in These 8 States Are Set to Vote on Marijuana Legalization This November

By Sean Williams, The Motley Fool

ohiovoteThis is going to be a transformative year for the United States. Not only are we set to vote in a new president for the first time in eight years this November, but we could also see the most rapid expansion of marijuana ever, with eight states now set to vote on recreational or medical cannabis initiatives or amendments this fall.

What’s at stake

The expansion of the cannabis industry was initially put in motion 20 years ago when California approved a compassionate use law for medical marijuana. Today, half of all U.S. states have approved a medical marijuana law. The two most recent approvals came from Pennsylvania and Ohio, which used the legislative process to pass medical cannabis laws.

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Kentucky Receives Permit For Hemp Seeds From DEA

Over 250 pounds of hemp seeds will be delivered tomorrow to Kentucky’s Agriculture Department by the DEA, which confiscated the seeds as they were being delivered from Italy to Kentucky. hemp-seeds-kentuckyAgriculture Commissioner James Comer plans on using the hemp seeds for hemp pilot projects which will take place across the state. These projects are legal under both state and federal law, as Kentucky legalized hemp last year, and the federal government recently legalized hemp research in states that have done the same. Despite this, the DEA¬†stopped the seeds from reaching their destination, something which prompted Commissioner Comer to file a federal lawsuit. Kentucky has now received an import permit for the seeds, and will have them in their possession tomorrow, with plans of having them planted in the ground next week.

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