The Cannabis Voter Project hopes to get stoners to the polls in 2020
The Cannabis Voter Project is a group that is stepping up its activity recently. As you might tell by the name, the group’s goal is to turn American cannabis users into voters, specifically for the elections happening next year in 2020. The group is nonpartisan, and not policy-based at all, which means that they don’t care whether you’re Republican or Democrat or libertarian, but as long as you’re a cannabis user, they want you registered to vote and going to the polls. The group’s site has a nice database of where cannabis stands in each state, and you can also register to vote right on the site, if you aren’t already (and if you’re not registered to vote, you definitely should be — voting is how change happens in the United States, and if you’re not voting, things aren’t going to change the way you want them to).
The project is also planning to have registration events at concerts and other cannabis-friendly venues, and they’re operating thanks to a $100,000 grant from CannaCraft (though it also looks like they’re enjoying the support of other cannabis-related companies and groups as well). It sounds like a great idea to us — if you’re a cannabis user at all, the onus is on you to get involved and make sure that the cannabis industry, your local government, and the country at large has your insight and your input as they grow and change. Definitely get informed on the Voter Project’s site (and here on The Elegant Stoner), and be ready to make your voice heard next year.