Last week, the 2021 legislative session ended without a vote in the House of Representatives on S.B.1118, which would have legalized cannabis for adults 21 and older. However, legislative leaders plan to reconvene later this week to take up the issue along with implementing the state budget.
You may recall the Senate passed S.B. 1118 during regular session in a 19-17 vote. However, due to time expiring in the regular session, the bill will now need to be re-approved by the Senate and secure passage in the House. We applaud those senators who voted in support of ending the failed policy of prohibition, but we urge you to contact those senators who voted “no” and encourage them to reconsider their vote.
Please call your state representative and email your state senator.
The draft email to your state senator will either thank them for voting “yes” or ask them to reconsider if they voted “no.”
While we hoped the legislature would pass the bill during the regular session, we’re encouraged that legislative leaders are willing to work overtime to get this important issue across the finish line. Legislative leaders believe they have the necessary votes for passage to make cannabis possession legal by July 1.
In the meantime, you can check out our detailed bill summary here, and we encourage you to continue to contact your state lawmakers to urge them to vote “yes” on S.B. 1118.