By Stu Zakim
Fellow Munkey fans, it’s hard to believe that by the time you read this, there will be only 30 days until November 3! As we’ve been telling you for months, between the Covid Virus, Unemployment, lack of additional government sponsored financial assistance, and now, the fight over who replaces RBG on the Supreme Court as well as the insanity of Donald Trump, this is the most important election of our lives.
And, while Cannabis legislation has slowed down, we see state Governor’s advocating for legalization to solve the tax shortages they find their state in from COVID, just as they recognized Cannabis dispensaries as vital businesses during the lockdown earlier this year. This evolution of government seeing the legal, whether medical or adult use, benefits generated by our industry, regardless of their motives, only helps legitimize what we’ve all been working hard for so long.
There are five states that have legalization of some sort on the ballot – Arizona, New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana and Mississippi – and as our Happy Munkey family has expanded virtually during the Pandemic, we now have a voice in these states and The Happy Munkey unequivocally ENDORSES the move in each of these states. And, while we also support all the Cannadates running on November 3, we also trust you, our Munkey family, to vote for the person you think will make your lives better.
Additionally, there are many states that have pro-Cannabis cannadates seeking local and national office that need our support to either get elected or re-elected. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey comes to mind immediately, but there are many others and we count on you to do your homework wherever you vote to make sure legalization becomes the way of your state and ultimately, the US. It’s our only tool to helping end not only prohibition, but the systemic racism, social injustice and inequity that have plagued Cannabis users and potential legitimate business people of all colors and races since the Nixon era.
Once again, we can’t change things if you don’t register (and that deadline is coming soon in a lot of states) and vote. We’ve been providing links to registration sites in our weekly newsletter. Let’s show the world the Cannabis community is a voting block to be reckoned with and catered to.
Wishing all stay safe and healthy…and VOTE ON NOVEMBER 3.