Less than 10 minutes from my home in Maricopa County stood a Trump pop-up store, and for the last two months I’ve watched a small but constant stream of supporters pull over to stock up on stuff. One day recently, as I pulled over to see what wacky merch they were providing, I caught a familiar whiff: cannabis.
And for a minute I thought, these are my individuals.
Turns out I was right.
As much of the country’s attention has actually understandably been concentrated on Arizona’s 11 electoral votes— and its rather sensational pivot far from the Goldwaterian credibility that has specified the state for more than a half century– there’s another result here that has considerable nationwide ramifications.
Proposition 207, the tally step to legislate the possession and usage of leisure marijuana in the state, passed with almost 60%of the vote.
Historically, marijuana legalization has actually been a liberal/independent cause, so to see Arizona– a state that has actually gone red in 16 of the last 17 general elections– state yes to pot is a real indication that it’s time for the federal government to reconsider its position on the issue.