This election year marijuana is the most talked about issue on state ballots, yet no one is talking about it on the main stage at any of the presidential debates. Americans in eight states across the nation will vote on ten marijuana-related state ballot initiatives. That’s the most initiatives on a single topic, more than guns, abortion, or immigration. But you wouldn’t know it from the final debate between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and GOP contender Donald Trump on Wednesday evening. They spent more time calling each other ‘puppets’, and arguing about what to do with the ‘hombres’ than speaking about cannabis.
There were a whopping ZERO mentions of marijuana legalization, which is a shame because there were so many topics that would’ve naturally pivoted to a chat about the controversial plant that’s winning over the nation, state-by-state.