Voters in five states – Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada – will decide this November on ballot initiatives seeking to legalize and regulate the adult use, production, and retail sale of marijuana.

Polling data shows these measures to be leading among likely voters.

Predictably, those opposed to amending cannabis’ criminal status are warning that these proposed changes in marijuana policy will lead to a plethora of unintended consequences.

Yet the initial experiences in jurisdictions like Colorado, Oregon, and Washington have shown these fears to be largely misplaced.

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