The United States could legalize cannabis federally as soon as 2021 if presidential candidate Joe Biden wins the election, Democrats gain control of the Senate, and they choose a liberal path.
Just three months ago it appeared President Trump would likely win re-election, but the table has turned against him because of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Black Lives Matter movement, Bloomberg reported.
“Biden will be under pressure from the left wing of the Democratic party to move cannabis forward because of the social justice issues,” said Curaleaf’s Boris Jordan.
Biden doesn’t support marijuana legalization like the majority of Democrats do. However, if the Democratic Party wins both the presidency and the Senate, federal marijuana legalization could follow on the heels of social reform.
Federal marijuana legalization would be a light in the darkness of the current social injustice issues and economic and health crises, and Biden would likely see an increased approval rating from it.
“A fact that has become incredibly obvious from a chaotic 2020 is how quickly things can change,” analysts led by John Zamparo wrote. “We stand by our statement for 2020, but for 2021, well, when the facts change, we change our minds.”