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We’re four weeks away from the November midterm elections, and obviously a lot in the political landscape could change on that day. Democrats could retake Congress, governor’s mansions could flip to a new party and so much more, writes Joseph Misulonas.

And while many marijuana advocates are focused on cannabis legalization ballot initiatives in states like Michigan, Utah and North Dakota, there are still plenty of places where marijuana legalization can achieve major victories outside of ballot initiatives. Here are six states where voters could greatly influence marijuana legalization:

1. Illinois

The Illinois gubernatorial race will feature a clash between Democrat J.B. Pritzker, who supports legalizing recreational marijuana, and Incumbent Republican Governor Bruce Rauner, who even in the past few days reiterated that he does not support legalizing cannabis recreationally. Considering Pritzker is polling about 10 points ahead of Rauner, it’s pretty certain Illinois will get a pro-marijuana governor next month.

2. Connecticut

Like in Illinois, the Democratic…

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