Voters in 4 states from totally different areas of the nation might embrace broad authorized marijuana gross sales on Election Day, and a sweep would spotlight how public acceptance of hashish is slicing throughout geography, demographics and the nation’s deep political divide.

The Nov. 3 contests in New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota and Montana will form insurance policies in these states whereas the battle for management of Congress and the White Home might decide whether or not marijuana stays unlawful on the federal stage.

Already, most Individuals dwell in states the place marijuana is authorized in some kind and 11 now have totally legalized the drug for adults — Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, Michigan, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont. It’s additionally authorized in Washington, D.C.

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