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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