Three common mistakes in cannabis legalization proposals this year

In Politics by Michael Rae

More than a dozen states are now considering legislation to create new legal medical marijuana or adult-use recreational cannabis markets. That is in addition to a pending ballot question appearing in Oklahoma next month that would enact a new adult-use marijuana market. 

While state cannabis legalization proposals have evolved and improved in many ways in the decade since Colorado and Washington voters approved the first adult-use markets, some mistakes have also been replicated from state to state.

Here are three common mistakes seen in statewide proposals being considered this year.

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