Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Marijuana wins big on election night

Voters in California and Massachusetts approved recreational marijuana initiatives today, and several other states passed medical marijuana provisions in what is turning out to be the biggest electoral victory for marijuana reform since 2012, when Colorado and Washington first approved recreational marijuana. Of the five recreational marijuana initiatives on the ballot today, two have passed and two more -- in Nevada and Maine -- are currently leading in preliminary vote totals. A similar measure in Arizona is currently trailing with 53 percent of votes counted so far. On the medical side, voters in Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas have approved medical marijuana initiatives. A separate measure in Montana that would loosen restrictions on an existing medical pot law is currently leading with only 9 percent of votes counted so far...more

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