In 72 Days Alaska, Oregon, D.C. and Several Cities to Vote on Legalization, Florida to Vote on Medical

In a little over 10 weeks, on November 4th, voters in several cities and states will have the opportunity to continue the growing momentum behind the legalizemeyomovement to end cannabis prohibition, and they’ll be able to do so in a big way.

In Oregon, voters will be deciding the fate of Measure 91, an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis for those 21 and older. By far the most progressive of the initiatives being voted on this year, Measure 91 would legalize the possession and use of up to half a pound (eight ounces) of cannabis, in addition to the private cultivation of up to four plants. State-licensed cannabis retail outlets will also be authorized and regulated by the Oregon Liquor Commission. According to a recent study, the initiative’s tax rate, which is said to be far more reasonable than rates in Colorado and Washington, will put cannabis prices at around $140 an ounce.

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Voters in Alaska, Oregon and Washington D.C. Given Opportunity to Legalize Cannabis this November

In a little over three months, voters in Alaska and Oregon, as well as voters in the nation’s capital (Washington D.C.), will have the opportunity to legalize cannabiscannabiscuresnausea through citizen’s initiatives which will be up for a vote on November 4th.

In Alaska, voters will be given the chance to approve Ballot Measure 2. Similar to Colorado’s Amendment 64, this proposal would legalize the possession, use and state-licensed distribution of cannabis, and would do so as a constitutional amendment. The initiative was introduced by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska, and is being funded in part by the Marijuana Policy Project.

In Oregon, an initiative from the group New Approach Oregon has recently been officially placed on this November’s ballot. The initiative would legalize the possession of up to 8 ounces of cannabis, the private cultivation of up to 4 cannabis plants, and cannabis retail outlets which would be regulated by the Oregon Liquor Commission.

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