Breaking Down the 2014 Election, and What it Means for the Future of Cannabis Law Reform

It’s officially the day after the 2014 election, and although there were somelegalizemeyo tough defeats – namely Florida – the overall results were a huge victory for the cannabis reform movement, with two more states, plus the U.S. Capitol, legalizing cannabis.

In Oregon, voters gave approval to Measure 91, a proposal which will legalize the possession of up to eight ounces of cannabis, a limit that’s eight times higher than that of Washington and Colorado. The initiative will also allow everyone 21 and older to cultivate up to four plants, and purchase cannabis from state-licensed outlets, which should be open by 2016. This initiative proves that a possession limit far above the standard one-ounce certainly isn’t a deal-breaker for voters. It also demonstrates – as with Alaska and Colorado – that voters are undeniably comfortable with allowing for the private cultivation of cannabis, and not just its possession and sale.

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Just Three Days Until 2014 Election

In just three days, on Tuesday, Novemberelection 4th, the 2014 general election will be upon us. In this election, numerous states and localities will be voting on initiatives to reform their cannabis policies. Polling shows that most of these measures are incredibly close, further emphasizing the need for cannabis advocates to VOTE!

Here’s a brief breakdown of the proposals being voted on this Tuesday.

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Alaska, Oregon and Washington D.C. to Vote on Cannabis Legalization in Just 10 Days

In just 10 days, on November 4th, the 2014 general election will be upon us, and Alaska, Oregonvoters and Washington D.C. – along with a couple of cities – will be voting on the legalization of recreational cannabis, only two years after Washington and Colorado did the same.

In Oregon, Measure 91 has consistently maintained majority support among polls, including one from last week which found it winning 52% to 41%. Still, the numbers are close, so it’s vital that legalization advocates in Oregon take the time to vote in favor of the proposal if they’re registered, and to spread the word either way.

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