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Politicians And Government Agencies Mark 4/20 As Marijuana Legalization Movement Expands



Lawmakers and government bodies across the U.S. are again noting—and in some cases openly celebrating—the unofficial marijuana holiday 4/20, with numerous posts touting past reform accomplishments and pledges to continue working to advance the issue.

While Thursday is a time of celebration within the cannabis community, politicians have increasingly used it as a platform to advocate for more reform. That’s no different this year, and top congressional lawmakers are even speaking about the issue at a first-of-its-kind event inside the Capitol Building on the holiday.

Officials at various stages of government are playing into the culture. The list of lawmakers and agencies that use 4/20 to talk about marijuana policy has expanded year-over-year, underscoring how the legalization movement has helped shift marijuana from a controversial taboo to an accepted societal norm.

Here’s what politicians, office-seekers and federal agencies are saying on 4/20 this year:

Federal agencies

Members of Congress and national political parties

State and local agencies

State and local elected officials and political parties

Brands and advocacy organizations are also getting in on the celebration again this year, promoting various campaigns and products to mark the day.

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