In an interview with HeadCount back in 2012, Bob Weir, founding member of the Grateful Dead, discussed the significance of registering to vote. “Just register, study up and vote. It is your future. Do not let folks take that from you,” says Weir. “Cause in years to come you will be wishing you had.”

Tuesday, September 24th is National Voter Registration Day and we want to remind our readers to register to vote. If you subscribe to our newsletter, study our articles, news stories, columns and capabilities, then possibilities are that you help legal cannabis. If you are supportive of legal cannabis, then you ought to look at voting for candidates that help the exact same lead to. Cannabis legalization is about additional than just generating a legal marketplace it is about social justice, equality, civil rights and additional. If you can heal the symptoms, but not impact the lead to, it is really a bit like attempting to heal a gunshot wound with gauze.

Bob Weir, founding member of the Grateful Dead
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The 2020 election is approaching quicker than you assume and picking candidates that help legal cannabis is a rapid and effortless way to assist. We definitely like what the Cannabis Voter Project (CVP) is up to. CVP is a nonprofit initiative began by HeadCount, an organization that promotes voter registration and participation in democracy by means of the energy of music. This previous summer season, CVP went on tour with Dead & Co., engaging with concertgoers about registering to vote. Headcount has helped about 600,000 folks register to vote so far. Bob Weir sits on their board of directors. Bands like Phish, Jay-Z, Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam have also helped get the word out about registering to vote as a component of HeadCount’s campaign.

You can register to vote or verify your voter registration status by clicking right hereYou can also text CANNA to 40649 to make contact with your lawmakers and ask exactly where they stand on cannabis. After in a although you get shown the light, in the strangest of areas if you appear at it suitable. At the CVP’s internet site, you can verify out their database of congress, organized state-by-state, with each and every members’ stance on cannabis.

Their advisory board capabilities cannabis businesses like CannaCraft, Terrapin Care Station, Harvest, Sal Pace Consulting and 1906. They went on tour with funk band Lettuce to educate the band’s fans about what’s going on with cannabis policy in their state and how they can use their vote to effect cannabis policy.

Cannabis is a bipartisan challenge. The cannabis voting bloc is larger than you assume and we have the energy to make transform take place by producing our voices heard. “HeadCount is not so a lot political, it is nonpartisan,” says Weir. “What we’re attempting to do is get little ones to register, spend interest to what candidates are saying, spend interest to the politics of the moment, and react with their hearts and minds.”

The cannabis legalization movement has produced really serious progress lately, but we nonetheless have to just hold truckin’ on.