Politicians And Government Agencies Celebrate 4/20 As Marijuana Legalization Movement Spreads

Wednesday marks the unofficial marijuana holiday known colloquially as 4/20—and there’s no deficit of politicians and government agencies hopping on the trend this year.

State and congressional lawmakers, party organizations and various regulatory bodies are touting progress on cannabis legalization and calling for a federal end to prohibition. Others are simply using the holiday as an excuse to talk about cannabis issues, without necessarily indicating support for reform. In any case, this has become a theme over recent years as more states have moved to legalize marijuana for medical and adult use.

To be sure, there’s a lot of progress to highlight this year. But politicians are making clear that there’s more work to be done, and they’re not shying away from the issue as the popularity of reform continues to grow on an increasingly bipartisan basis.

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

Support for cannabis legalization is at record levels.

As we move forward, the Senate is working to end the federal prohibition on cannabis and ensure those impacted by the failed War on Drugs are made whole.#420Day

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 20, 2022

66% of Americans agree: It’s time to legalize marijuana at the federal level. https://t.co/DohZio98zr

— Chuck Schumer (@chuckschumer) April 20, 2022

The #MOREAct would:
Remove cannabis from the controlled substances list.
Expunge ALL cannabis criminal records.
Fund social programs like job training, reentry services and legal aid.

It’s time to #LegalizeIt.

— House Democrats (@HouseDemocrats) April 20, 2022

Legalize marijuana. Expunge past marijuana convictions. End the failed War on Drugs.

— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 20, 2022

Too many Americans have seen their lives destroyed because they have criminal records from having used marijuana. That’s wrong and it’s got to change. Let’s legalize marijuana, expunge prior convictions, and end the failed War on Drugs once and for all. pic.twitter.com/ursJyoQ7NP

— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 20, 2022

It’s long overdue that the Senate respect the will of voters nationwide and end federal cannabis prohibition. Let’s get this done once and for all.

— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) April 20, 2022

To finally end the failed War on Drugs we must legalize marijuana, expunge past convictions, and restore justice for those who have been disproportionately impacted.

— Sen. Cory Booker (@SenBooker) April 20, 2022

Black Americans are nearly four times more likely than white Americans to be arrested for cannabis possession, despite similar rates of use.

I’ve been urging @POTUS to use his authority to decriminalize cannabis use & pardon non-violent cannabis offenses. It’s the right thing.

— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) April 20, 2022

Happy 4/20 Colorado! You’re my best bud.

Now let’s get DC to follow our lead and reform our federal marijuana laws.

— Senator John Hickenlooper (@SenatorHick) April 20, 2022

Legalization is only the first step. To undo decades of injustice, we need to expunge all non-violent marijuana convictions and invest in the communities disproportionately harmed by the War on Drugs so that everyone can benefit from this growing industry. #420day

— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) April 20, 2022

New York legalized marijuana and is expunging possession and sale convictions.

This is what justice looks like – and it’s what every American deserves. It’s time for the Senate to pass the MORE Act, legalize marijuana across the country, and expunge all non-violent convictions.

— Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (@gillibrandny) April 20, 2022

It’s #420day so this #WasteReportWednesday we’d like to remind you of the time the NIH wasted $3,125,768 of your money on Baby Boomers and edibles. #420 pic.twitter.com/vUsJVt9lgw

— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) April 20, 2022

Federal laws on cannabis haven’t caught up with Washington state & it’s hurting small businesses and putting workers in danger. We’ve got to pass the #SAFEBankingAct because it makes absolutely no sense that legal cannabis businesses are being forced to operate entirely in cash.

— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) April 20, 2022

This #420, Colorado. I’m fighting to make sure legal cannabis businesses can access banking services, to make marijuana legal federally, + expunge the convictions of those who served federal time for possession and use offenses. It’s time the federal gov’t caught up to Colorado.

— Michael Bennet (@MichaelBennet) April 20, 2022

It’s time that we legalize marijuana, expunge prior convictions, and use tax revenue from the legal marijuana industry to reinvest in communities burned by the war on drugs.

— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) April 20, 2022

Today is the first 4/20 since responsible, adult-use cannabis became legal in New Mexico.

Legalization plays a helpful role in responsible use. It’s also an important step toward ending the failed War on Drugs & helping our economy recover stronger than ever before.

— Martin Heinrich (@TeamHeinrich) April 20, 2022

I’m a United States Senator and I believe it’s time to decriminalize cannabis nationwide.

— Senator Ben Ray Luján (@SenatorLujan) April 20, 2022

Legalization of adult-use cannabis is about more than a day on the calendar.

It’s about creating jobs and opportunities.

It’s about supporting small businesses and farmers.

It’s about righting the wrongs of the past.

— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) April 20, 2022

As we move New York’s new adult-use cannabis industry forward, we are putting our hard-working farmers first.

Phil Spinelli just received one of the first cultivation licenses, and he’s ready to get growing. We can’t wait to see his greenhouse in action soon! pic.twitter.com/4HhzR1E4IO

— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) April 20, 2022

Legalizing recreational marijuana is good for job creation, our small businesses and farmers, and righting historic wrongs.

To put it bluntly — it’s good for New York.

— Kathy Hochul (@KathyHochul) April 20, 2022

While we’re excited to be building the strongest cannabis industry in the nation, we also want to make sure New Yorkers remain safe.

If you’re celebrating today or any other day, remember that it’s never safe to drive high.  

Join the #CannabisConversation https://t.co/GnODq2BbHL

— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) April 20, 2022

Today marks the first time that every New Mexico adult can legally celebrate 4/20.

New Mexicans wanted an exciting new industry, full of potential, and we made it a reality.

— Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (@GovMLG) April 20, 2022

We didn’t just legalize recreational cannabis and have one of the most successful sales launches, if not the most, of any state – we did so while addressing and rectifying the harmful impacts of criminalization and previous cannabis conviction records. https://t.co/XlXQlhVBzy

— Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (@GovMLG) April 20, 2022

Happy 4/20 New Mexico! Today we’re celebrating with legalized recreational cannabis. We’re seeing new revenue, new jobs, and new opportunities for workers, families, and communities.

— Michelle Lujan Grisham (@Michelle4NM) April 20, 2022

No better day than 4/20 to recognize marijuana’s contributions to Nevada’s economy.

Cannabis isn’t only a tourism boon—it’s a revenue creator, a way to diversify our economy, and a tool to invest in our essential services.https://t.co/zekwuJ2X22

— Steve Sisolak (@SteveSisolak) April 20, 2022

I’m pushing to #LegalizeMN and expunge cannabis convictions in our state.

— Tim Walz (@Tim_Walz) April 20, 2022

There are a lot of jokes that people will make today, but the fact that our state still hasn’t expunged cannabis convictions is no laughing matter. We have to get this done.

— Tim Walz (@Tim_Walz) April 20, 2022

It’s time to legalize adult-use cannabis and expunge cannabis convictions in Minnesota.

— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) April 20, 2022

I’m all for legal marijuana in Pennsylvania.

Tell your legislators it’s time to get it done. #LegalizeIt

— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) April 20, 2022

We can fulfill the will of DC voters, reduce barriers for entering the cannabis industry, and invest in programs that serve residents and neighborhoods hardest hit by the criminalization of marijuana.

It is time for @councilofdc to act! https://t.co/5jer8JEtRR

— Muriel Bowser (@MurielBowser) April 20, 2022

D.C. is kicking off its first-ever cannabis tax holiday. The 10-day-long tax break started April 15 and ends April 24th. Qualified patients, who see a doctor, can pick up their pot at a licensed medical marijuana dispensary tax-free. https://t.co/O84DKdl1Lb

— Muriel Bowser (@MurielBowser) April 20, 2022

With a new regulated adult-use cannabis market on the immediate horizon, now’s the time for our city to make proactive investments to ensure the people disproportionately impacted by the criminalization of these substances can reap the benefits of the new industry. https://t.co/IZzfwGDggZ

— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) April 20, 2022

For the second year, Mayor Woodfin again issues blanket pardons for closed marijuana possession convictions. pic.twitter.com/Bp8kNjz3AN

— City of Birmingham (@cityofbhamal) April 20, 2022

For too long, we have treated marijuana as a criminal justice problem instead of a matter of personal choice and public health. I intro’ed the #MOREAct, to reverse decades of failed federal policies based on the criminalization of marijuana and I urge the Senate to pass it. https://t.co/0QlxraP9Sx

— Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) April 20, 2022

I’m spending 4/20 the way I know best—advocating to end the failed war on drugs. Join me in urging our friends in the Senate to pass the #MOREAct, the #SAFEBankingAct and my #MedicalMarijuanaResearchAct

— Earl Blumenauer (@repblumenauer) April 20, 2022

4/20 reminder: the Senate has the power to make this the last year that Black and brown people sit in jail for a substance that is now a $25 billion industry dominated by white men.

— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) April 20, 2022

While others make millions in profit from selling cannabis, Black and Latino people are still disproportionately arrested for marijuana possession.

We need to focus on restorative justice that addresses these systemic injustices. We need to pass the #MOREAct.

— Barbara Lee (@BLeeForCongress) April 20, 2022

It’s time to legalize cannabis and end the decades-long injustice of Black and Brown people sitting in jail for a substance that has created an industry that is white-dominated and brings in over $25 billion.https://t.co/I77WhzVjJV

— Barbara Lee (@BLeeForCongress) April 20, 2022

This 4/20, small businesses in the legal cannabis industry still can’t get @SBAgov loans due to outdated laws.

It’s time to open these critical programs up to these businesses. It’s time for the Senate to pass the #MOREAct.

— House Committee on Small Business (@HouseSmallBiz) April 20, 2022

In November, the Committee passed @RepLouCorrea‘s VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act.

This bill will ensure VA employs the scientific rigor of a clinical trial framework as it continues to research cannabis use for veterans.

Learn more https://t.co/UfAcMOlMgc

— House Veterans’ Affairs (@VetAffairsDems) April 20, 2022

4/20 is a great day to legalize marijuana AND expunge all marijuana convictions.

The failed war on drugs tore our communities apart and made us less safe. It’s time to end it and work towards real marijuana justice.

— Nydia M Velázquez (@ReElectNydia) April 20, 2022

It’s time Florida joins 18 other states in legalizing the use of recreational marijuana.

Not only could we use the tax revenue to support our police and teachers, but it’s an opportunity to expunge all related existing charges for misdemeanors and third degree felonies. pic.twitter.com/lExKPtMftb

— Charlie Crist (@CharlieCrist) April 20, 2022

A quick reminder this 4/20: it’s high time we legalize marijuana.

Can we get 1,000 RTs by the end of the day to show voters agree?

— Charlie Crist (@CharlieCrist) April 21, 2022

Today would be a great day for the Senate to end the filibuster and pass the MORE Act — which would legalize marijuana and expunge records.

— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) April 20, 2022

More than 90% of Americans support legalizing marijuana in some way.

Let’s listen to them: legalize it, expunge records, and right the wrongs of the racist War on Drugs. pic.twitter.com/1iJW61qae3

— Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) April 20, 2022

To be blunt — our Black & brown communities are disproportionately incarcerated bc of the same substances others are building million $ businesses on.

It’s past time to decriminalize marijuana & advance equitable & just pathways to economic success for communities most impacted.

— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) April 20, 2022

Happy 420

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 20, 2022

Decriminalize and legalize cannabis.
Expunge cannabis convictions.
Support Black, minority, and women-owned businesses.
Reinvest in communities of color harmed by the War on Drugs.
It’s time to lead with equity, empathy, and justice.

— Anthony G. Brown (@BrownforMD) April 20, 2022

RE: today’s date, the House voted to decriminalize marijuana 2+ weeks ago! https://t.co/lkU9S8keY6

— Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (@chelliepingree) April 20, 2022

Let’s legalize marijuana and expunge prior offenses for use. It’s past time.

— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) April 20, 2022

Happy 4/20!
I recently voted for the #MOREAct, which would end the federal criminalization of marijuana & includes my #HomegrownAct that would ensure #Philly people of color & small businesses access to the #Cannabis industry:https://t.co/Do7ek2STWB pic.twitter.com/vD8bPrrhZz

— Congressman Dwight Evans (@RepDwightEvans) April 20, 2022

It’s one thing for #DCStatehood opponents to leverage the filibuster to maintain DC’s marijuana rider, but the Biden admin has never adequately explained how the president can support #DCStatehood while simultaneously supporting a rider dictating how DC can spend local funds.

— Eleanor #DCStatehood Holmes Norton (@EleanorNorton) April 20, 2022

Let’s be blunt.

We’ve got people behind bars while others make millions in the cannabis industry. On 4/20, we need @POTUS to pardon all cannabis convictions, wipe marijuana debt, free anyone currently incarcerated for it and LEGALIZE marijuana.

— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) April 20, 2022

It’s time for @POTUS to pardon and release anyone incarcerated for cannabis use and posession, and to legalize cannabis nationally.

— Congressman Jamaal Bowman (@RepBowman) April 20, 2022

RT if you think today is a great day for @POTUS to cancel student debt and pardon anyone incarcerated for cannabis possession.

— Congressman Jamaal Bowman (@RepBowman) April 20, 2022

Legalizing and regulating marijuana would reduce prescription drug abuse. It’s time for the Senate to vote on the MORE Act! https://t.co/LPopctzxsc

— Angie Craig (@RepAngieCraig) April 20, 2022

Today is a good day to finally end the war on drugs.

My bill with @RepBonnie, H.R. 4020 the Drug Policy Reform Act, would decriminalize drug possession at the federal level for ALL drugs. Congress needs to pass it.

— Congresswoman Cori Bush (@RepCori) April 20, 2022

Today would be a really great day to decriminalize cannabishttps://t.co/Fexilr0KfY

— Congresswoman Marie Newman (@RepMarieNewman) April 20, 2022

Whether or not you choose to consume this 4/20, it’s important to keep in mind that cannabis equity is a racial justice issue.

Re-upping my threadfrom passage of the #MOREAct belowhttps://t.co/4ZJiuqSn6d

— Congressman Chuy García (@RepChuyGarcia) April 20, 2022

It’s 4/20 and we still need to legalize marijuana, expunge records, and end the War on Drugs that has ravaged Black & brown communities.

Cannabis justice is racial & economic justice and the time to act is now. pic.twitter.com/9xTRHz3UD2

— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) April 20, 2022

This is a great day to remind you that earlier this month, the house passed the #MOREAct to decriminalize cannabis and begin righting the wrongs of the failed War on Drugs.

Long story short, it’s time to #LegalizeIt.

— Congresswoman Nikema Williams (@RepNikema) April 20, 2022

It’s time to end the failed War on Drugs, decriminalize marijuana, & expunge past marijuana convictions.

The Senate must pass the MORE Act. #LegalizeIt

— Rep. Jimmy Gomez (@RepJimmyGomez) April 20, 2022

It’s not just about legalizing marijuana.

It’s about ensuring racial justice. It’s about ending mass incarceration. It’s about giving thousands a clean slate by expunging records for minor possession.

I can think of about 420 reasons why we should #LegalizeIt.

— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) April 20, 2022

We must end the criminalization of #marijuana, expunge all low-level convictions, and invest revenues in communities, mostly of color, targeted by the “War on Drugs,” which is why I voted for the MORE Act.

It’s time the Senate Rs get out of the way of this legislation!

— Carolyn B. Maloney (@RepMaloney) April 21, 2022

The House has already taken the first step by passing the MORE Act. This bill, which I cosponsored, would decriminalize cannabis.

You can learn more here:https://t.co/mSV0vp3Y8Z

— Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (@RepBonnie) April 20, 2022

My Drug Policy Reform Act, which I introduced alongside @RepCori, would decriminalize drug posession and replace our country’s failed drug policy with a health-focused approach.

Learn more here:https://t.co/kmWOP8Zj96

— Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (@RepBonnie) April 20, 2022

The criminalization of #marijuana is inherently racist in its enforcement, unscientific in its foundation, and out of step with public opinion. This 4/20, let’s #LegalizeIt

— Katherine Clark (@RepKClark) April 20, 2022

Happy 420!
The work is not over.
Decriminalize marijuana federally.
Release & expunge the records of those with marijuana convictions.
Provide reparations for communities harmed by racist War on Drugs.
The Senate needs to pass the MORE Act immediately. #WeNeedMORE

— Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (@RepRashida) April 20, 2022

It’s time to legalize marijuana.

Marijuana criminalization has left millions of Americans — disproportionately people of color — with a criminal record for the possession of a drug legalized in 18 states. It’s time to fix it. That’s why I voted in for the #MOREAct pic.twitter.com/1OZ4ryd0zP

— John Garamendi (@RepGaramendi) April 20, 2022

Today would be a great day for the Senate to pass the #MOREAct + federally decriminalize cannabis & expunge records for non-violent cannabis-related offenses! By doing so, we can finally begin to restore justice to the communities destroyed by the failed War on Drugs.

— Sara Jacobs (@SaraJacobsCA) April 20, 2022

The criminalization of marijuana has been a disaster for communities of color and fueled decades of over-incarceration.

It’s time for federal law to catch up to the 37 states including AZ that have decriminalized marijuana. The Senate needs to pass the MORE Act.

— Ruben Gallego (@RepRubenGallego) April 20, 2022

Seems like a good day to say again that I was proud vote for the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE) Act earlier this month to decriminalize cannabis. Now let’s get it through the Senate.

— Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (@CongressmanRaja) April 20, 2022

Today would be a great day for the Senate to pass the #MOREAct and end the federal prohibition of #Marijuana. https://t.co/J9U07Gzu8x

— Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (@RepStricklandWA) April 20, 2022

Two-thirds of Americans support reforming our outdated, out-of-touch cannabis laws.

The House recently passed the #MOREAct to finally decriminalize marijuana.

It’s time for Senate to catch up and pass this legislation. Cannabis justice is racial justice.

— Rep. Marc Veasey (@RepVeasey) April 20, 2022

The House already passed H.R. 3617, The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act), which will decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, and now it’s the Senate’s turn to pass this transformative legislation and send it to the President’s desk.

— Rep. Adam Smith (@RepAdamSmith) April 20, 2022

The #MOREAct decriminalizes marijuana at a federal level, allows people to expunge previous federal marijuana convictions, and allows states to choose how to regulate marijuana and reevaluate the previous punishment of marijuana charges.

— Lloyd Doggett (@RepLloydDoggett) April 20, 2022

It’s past time to legalize marijuana, release those behind bars for nonviolent marijuana convictions, and expunge past marijuana convictions.

Black and brown communities have suffered enough from a failed “War on Drugs.”

— Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (@RepDean) April 21, 2022

This 4/20, I urge the Senate to pass the MORE Act, which the House passed earlier this month. It will decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, expunge the records of 1000s w/minor possession charges, ensure racial justice, and help end mass incarceration.

— Rep. Alan Lowenthal (@RepLowenthal) April 20, 2022

What is 420? https://t.co/f44YnGo8WU pic.twitter.com/NBph0zX64m

— DEA HQ (@DEAHQ) April 20, 2022

Check out this fact sheet for teens about marijuana:
Describes short- and long-term effects
Lists signs of marijuana use
Helps dispel common myths https://t.co/NJspcnEkt6 pic.twitter.com/caEPt6m3lQ

— SAMHSA (@samhsagov) April 20, 2022

Traveling soon? Pot and certain cannabis infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law. More here: https://t.co/mpDMAVe7lq pic.twitter.com/vavKaL5tGw

— TSA (@TSA) April 20, 2022

Maybe today is the day to learn about cannabis and the FDA https://t.co/rlIjDp0ZdZ

— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) April 20, 2022

Let us be blunt: Never drive impaired. #NTSBmwl #420 #DriveSober pic.twitter.com/wO89bUs4Fk

— NTSB (@NTSB) April 20, 2022

Got plans for today?
Remember, to protect our PNW environment #cannabis isn’t allowed on BLM-managed lands! Cannabis grows can have a lasting impact on native plants and animals—not to mention our waterways. Please #RecreateResponsibly!

Illegal grows in Medford. BLM photo. pic.twitter.com/7bXSeds2Yi

— BLM Oregon & Washington (@BLMOregon) April 20, 2022

It is far past time for PA to legalize marijuana.

If you have a conviction for a marijuana-related offense, you might be eligible for a pardon under our expedited review program: https://t.co/oRA2nCn088#LegalizeIt #SecondChanceMonth https://t.co/NjIHYjCEhE

— PA Board of Pardons (@BoardOfPardons) April 20, 2022

As governor, I’ll legalize weed. pic.twitter.com/r3NsgAgdZ5

— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) April 20, 2022

If you want a governor who will legalize marijuana in Texas, donate $4.20 today.https://t.co/Yx8SGVB0o6

— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) April 20, 2022

Legalize marijuana.

Regulate it. Tax it. Boost the economy.

It really is that simple, and it’ll deliver billions of dollars to Pennsylvania.

I’ll get it done as Governor.

— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) April 20, 2022

It’s time for NC to move forward on medical cannabis, decriminalization of simple possession, and expungement of criminal records. Let’s act but let’s get it right – including strong protections for kids, no advertising, state controlled sales, and putting NC farmers first.

— Josh Stein (@JoshStein_) April 20, 2022

Let’s be blunt: white and Black people use marijuana at similar rates, yet Black folks are disproportionally arrested.

Now, some are making millions in the marijuana industry while others are behind bars. This is unjust.

Legalize marijuana and expunge all convictions.

— Keith Ellison (@keithellison) April 20, 2022

Happy 4/20! When I’m governor of South Carolina, we’re going to legalize and tax marijuana, generate hundreds of millions in new revenue for schools, teacher pay raises and roads, then expunge the records of ppl who have been convicted of pot offenses.https://t.co/xYVLErbdfB

— Joe Cunningham (@JoeCunninghamSC) April 20, 2022

It’s time to legalize marijuana and invest that tax revenue back into our communities to create new, good-paying jobs. #OHGov #OHDemGovDebate

— John Cranley (@JohnCranley) April 20, 2022

Today is 4/20, a joyous occasion not only to celebrate weed, but to *seriously* commit ourselves to full marijuana legalization + ending the racist War on Drugs.

LEGAL WEED FOR PA + USA pic.twitter.com/gYUCZtHIb3

— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) April 20, 2022

Dr. Ezell literally lost *everything* after he was hit with a truly pointless weed charge after growing medicinal marijuana for his dying wife.

He finally got his life back from a devastating and truly pointless weed charge after receiving a full pardon.https://t.co/yHnoBmYRPt

— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) April 20, 2022

It’s 4/20 so let me run this back.

America is still jailing people for cannabis use, it’s immoral, wrong, and dumb. We need to end cannabis prohibition in this country and right the wrongs.

I’m running for the U.S. Senate with justice and equity on my agenda. #MoreOfUs pic.twitter.com/jpzNRAOq0E

— Gary Chambers (@GaryChambersJr) April 20, 2022

to sell in the medical market while still jailing Black people for it. It’s immoral. That’s why I keep talking about it.

I won’t until it ends. Are you with me? If so click the link in my bio and join us. #MoreOfUs #420 #FreeTheTree https://t.co/EoFc59EMCT

— Gary Chambers (@GaryChambersJr) April 20, 2022

Marijuana sales will reach $33 billion this year.

We have the chance to provide a huge boost to Wisconsin’s economy AND fix a massive injustice with incarceration.

Happy 4/20. It’s time to legalize weed.

— Mandela Barnes (@TheOtherMandela) April 20, 2022

The taxes generated from the sales will address racial and economic injustice and launch a new industry to add more revenue for tax relief and other important state programs.

— NJ Dems (@NJDSC) April 20, 2022

In TX, arrests for cannabis possession:

Account for 97% of all cannabis arrests
Are disproportionately ↑ for Black & Latino Texans
Cost taxpayers millions
Make up 15% of all U.S. cannabis possession arrests

Let’s take Texas higher. Legalize and expunge. #txlege pic.twitter.com/1VgiuQmhzg

— Texas Democrats (@texasdemocrats) April 20, 2022

REMINDER ON 4/20: VA Dems passed historic legislation to legalize marijuana, making Virginia the first southern state to do so.

Now Gov. Youngkin wants to roll back cannabis legalization and reinstate criminal penalties into the law.

We won’t let him

— Virginia Democrats (@vademocrats) April 20, 2022

The so-called “War on Drugs” did nothing to make our nation safer, only giving the Home of the Free the biggest prison population on earth. We’re proud of our Democrats working to heal the harm done to our country.

Nevada deserves policies that work. Nevada deserves justice. pic.twitter.com/bWyeLGmh8w

— NV Dems (@nvdems) April 20, 2022

Cannabis legalization is a gateway to economic opportunity, and Wisconsin is missing out.

We must legalize it. Sign our petition to show your support for cannabis legalization.https://t.co/cIVNdtan00

— Wisconsin Senate Democrats (@WISenateDems) April 20, 2022

It’s time to free Alabamians ensnared in the criminal justice system for non-violent drug offenses. It’s time we were all free to light up at the end of a long day. It’s time to Free Weed in AL.

Follow along today to learn more about the urgent need for cannabis reform in AL.

— Alabama Democrats (@aldemocrats) April 20, 2022

Even though over a third of states have already legalized marijuana with overwhelmingly positive results, Tennessee still lags way behind.

If you support legalizing weed in Tennessee, help us fight for it https://t.co/rRUO5HP0UV

— Tennessee Democratic Party (@tndp) April 20, 2022

About 80% of Hoosiers want to legalize cannabis in some form. @INDems stand firmly with this majority and it’s past time to make marijuana available for adult use. Indiana is falling behind – let’s get caught up.

Elect pro-cannabis candidates in 2022. #LegalizeIN pic.twitter.com/XKSlcaOAOI

— Indiana Democrats (@INDems) April 20, 2022

TODAY: @INDems will join Hoosier Veterans for Medical Cannabis and @INORML to call marijuana legalization in Indiana.

After protecting our nation’s freedoms, veterans should not have to cope with PTSD or other disorders alone. Veterans asked, let’s deliver for them. #LegalizeIN pic.twitter.com/HvPt0GxZxi

— Indiana Democrats (@INDems) April 20, 2022

90% of Kentuckians support legalizing medical marijuana.

But Robert Stivers, Damon Thayer and the Senate GOP refused to even give the bill a vote.

These Republican politicians don’t represent Kentucky. They only represent themselves.

— Kentucky Democrats (@KyDems) April 20, 2022

Let’s be blunt: Wisconsin Democrats are fighting to decriminalize weed and legalize it, while Republicans are doing nothing about it. Sport our NEW 420 merch and wear our values with pride: https://t.co/xwwnU2Wo6y #420day pic.twitter.com/9bgATKsbsY

— Wisconsin Democrats (@WisDems) April 20, 2022

New Mexico cannabis sales are already breaking records—which means ​​ for New Mexicans, for small business owners, for participating tribal nations, and in tax revenue for state and local governments! https://t.co/vAph5I7gVM

— Democratic Party of New Mexico (@NMDEMS) April 20, 2022

Let’s be blunt: Everyday cannabis remains illegal is another day we lose tax revenue to neighboring states that could be used to reduce property taxes and invest in our schools.

It’s high time to #LegalizeCannabis in Idaho. #idpol #idleg pic.twitter.com/G9DxyolZBJ

— Idaho Democratic Party (@IdahoDems) April 20, 2022

To celebrate 4/20, why not stock up on some great Legalize It merch from the DFL store?

You’ll be supporting the only serious party working to legalize cannabis in Minnesota and you’ll look great doing it

Here’s the link https://t.co/5s4kbwsgz3 pic.twitter.com/ItqvtVvLoh

— Minnesota DFL Party (@MinnesotaDFL) April 20, 2022

Apropos of nothing, today seems like a great day to remind Minnesotans that the DFL Party is working to legalize adult-use cannabis in Minnesota! pic.twitter.com/MdAtZ9YoUW

— Minnesota DFL Party (@MinnesotaDFL) April 20, 2022

Unfortunately, Republicans blocked the bill.

Even though a majority of Minnesotans want to legalize adult-use cannabis, Republicans have made it clear that will not happen as long as they hold the State Senate.https://t.co/ylgDRNZS8p pic.twitter.com/2T168QhdJn

— Minnesota DFL Party (@MinnesotaDFL) April 20, 2022

The legalization of #cannabis and the expunging of criminal records for low-level cannabis offenses is a racial justice issue.

Eighteen states have legalized recreational cannabis – let’s make Minnesota #19. pic.twitter.com/PrQGSvl3B6

— Minnesota Senate DFL (@SenateDFL) April 20, 2022

Recreational cannabis has been legal in WA since 2012. Since then, we’ve passed laws to commute past convictions (#SB5605) and reform an industry (#HB1443) that is predominantly white despite communities of color disproportionately facing the harm of the war on drugs. #WaLeg pic.twitter.com/3Y9cuJPyED

— WA Senate Democrats (@WASenDemocrats) April 20, 2022

ICYMI: House Dem leadership introduced constitutional amendments to legalize medical & recreational marijuana. The amendments bypass legislative obstruction by putting the issue on the November ballot. #ksleg #YesWeCannabis https://t.co/hGCFzMAN9B

— Kansas House Democrats (@KSHouseDems) April 20, 2022

As lawmakers continue to push for the passage of federal #cannabis banking legislation, state treasurers across the U.S. are making clear their support. And Colorado Treasurer Dave Young has been among the most vocal in his advocacy for the banking fix. https://t.co/hBiG5DIfXb pic.twitter.com/6twjN1CCru

— Colorado Treasurer Dave Young (@ColoTreasurer) April 20, 2022

On this April 20th, we recognize the steps we have taken to ensure we have fairness in our cannabis laws:

Decriminalizing municipal marijuana offenses

Pardons for past minor marijuana offenses

Support for statewide legal recreational use and fair licensing

— Mayor Q (@QuintonLucasKC) April 20, 2022

I spent 30 years working to legalize marijuana and when Democrats took total control of Richmond we finally did it! There’s much work left to be done but I am honored to be recognized on 4/20! https://t.co/Nztlqw6Lgd

— L. Louise Lucas (@SenLouiseLucas) April 20, 2022

My name is Lillie Louise Lucas, I am a 78 year old great-grandma who legalized weed in Virginia as President Pro Temp of the VA Senate. Thanks to all of you who are recognizing me on 4/20. Please RT, I need to build my following to stop @GovernorVA from rolling back our progress.

— L. Louise Lucas (@SenLouiseLucas) April 20, 2022

Today is April 20th.

Cannabis is legal for adult-use in New York State. #420facts

— NYS Office of Cannabis Management (@nys_cannabis) April 20, 2022

New York has already expunged more than 300k cannabis possession and sale convictions. Another 100,000 convictions are in the process of being expunged.

We are only able to celebrate today because we are righting historic wrongs #420facts

— NYS Office of Cannabis Management (@nys_cannabis) April 20, 2022

Happy 420! After 2 years of lock down, we know this year’s extra special! We want to remind everyone to

Keep it safe
Keep it legal
Keep it responsible and
Keep it California cannabis#cannabis#cannabiscommunity#cannabisculture
#420#420community #cannabis420 pic.twitter.com/IfpZYu9HEF

— CA Department of Cannabis Control (@CAcannabisdept) April 20, 2022

#MRTA is a much-needed step to end the social and racial injustice of the criminalization of marijuana – and, it’s a matter of equity. https://t.co/g1e8w7dk7h

— Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan (@MayorSheehan) April 20, 2022

In 2019, we passed a resolution calling on NYCHA to add marijuana possession to its list of ‘overlooked offenses’ and stop using it as grounds for eviction.

Three years later, NYCHA’s antiquated and illogical prohibition is still in place. 

Statement: https://t.co/wnXIoAG6cu

— Office of the Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams (@nycpa) April 20, 2022

For decades, April 20th has been an important anniversary for consumers of cannabis. It’s high time we celebrate how Democrats in the states are blazing a trail to decriminalize, legalize, & regulate marijuana with an important focus on racial justice! pic.twitter.com/ViOjhOF55q

— Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (@DLCC) April 20, 2022

Who says the leadership of the @risenate doesn’t have a sense of humor? The chamber released findings from an online marijuana survey on 4/20 pic.twitter.com/EsX1bxMZ6b

— Ian Donnis (@IanDon) April 20, 2022

Today’s a good day to remember that we not only need to legalize marijuana, but we also need to expunge past marijuana convictions.

— College Democrats of America (CDA) (@CollegeDems) April 20, 2022

Discriminatory enforcement of marijuana possession laws harms Black and Brown people in this country. According to the ACLU, Black Americans are 3.64 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession. (2/9)

— DA Larry Krasner (@DA_LarryKrasner) April 20, 2022

Brands, celebrities and organizations are also feeling emboldened to lean into the 4/20 occasion with cannabis-centric deals, quips and campaigns.

From food companies like Ben & Jerry’s and Domino’s to nonprofits such as the ACLU to celebs like Snoop Dogg (because of course), the 4/20 holiday has attracted numerous influencers that are hoping to appeal to cannabis consumers this year.

Florida Official Sues Biden Administration Over Gun Rights For Medical Marijuana Patients On 4/20

Photo courtesy of Brian Shamblen.

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