Yesterday, the non-partisan music-based voter registration group, Headcount, launched a brand-new initiative dubbed the Cannabis Voter Project. Founded with the recognition that “cannabis legalization is an issue that has the power to drive voter turnout in a big way,” the Cannabis Voter Project seeks to educate Americans about how voting can impact cannabis policy.
The Cannabis Voter Project’s website, CannabisVoter.info, offers an easily digestible resource for voters that breaks down where elected officials in all 50 states stand on cannabis issues. Voters can find out where every governor, senator, and congressional representative stands on things like federal marijuana legalization, state-level marijuana legalization, allowing veterans to use medical marijuana, allowing banks to work with marijuana businesses, CBD legalization, and industrial hemp legalization.
This Cannabis Voter Project’s newly-launched website has a number of other resources for cannabis-friendly voters, such as resources for calling and writing elected officials. Those voters can also make their position known by purchasing shirts that say “I Smoke Pot And I Vote” and “Vote Green”, and the site makes it easy to connect with cannabis policy reform groups like NORML, Students For Sensible Drug Policy, the Marijuana Policy Project, and the Drug Policy Alliance. Of course, since this is a Headcount initiative, the site makes it very easy for folks to register to vote.
Yesterday, The Disco Biscuits bassist Marc Brownstein—who also happens to be co-founder and co-chair of HeadCount—announced the Cannabis Voter Project. You can read his full message below. For more information on the brand-new Headcount initiative, head to the Cannabis Voter Project’s website here.
We’ve heard it all… My vote doesn’t count. or.. There’s no point in voting, both parties are the same… Nothing ever changes… or does it?
Do you care about cannabis legalization?
Let’s not forget that in all states where cannabis has been legalized, there was a vote by the people or elected legislature to make that happen.
Voting has already legalized medical cannabis in 30 states and recreational use in nine states. Three more states are voting on legalization measures this November.
With that in mind, check out HeadCount’s Cannabis Voter Project on our new website CannabisVoter.info.
We created a singular resource for you to learn where your elected officials stand on seven major cannabis issues, from industrial hemp to outright legalization.
CannabisVoter.info also has links to the best of cannabis media, advocacy organizations, and opportunities to take action. And of course, it’s a place where you can register to vote.
Check it out. Click around the website. Share it on social media. Let us know what you think. You might be surprised by what you learn.
Cannabis policy is incredibly unique. It is one of the only truly non-partisan issues in modern politics, with the power to engage people of all ages, races, and political affiliations. It’s an issue that shows how people’s votes can shape policy and directly change lives. This is why HeadCount launched the Cannabis Voter Project.
And if you wear your colors, grab one of these t-shirts and be a proud cannabis voter.
See you at a show,
Co-Founder and Co-Chair, HeadCount