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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Initiative to Legalize Cannabis in Washington D.C. Officially Placed on November Ballot

Initiative 71, a proposal to legalize recreational cannabis in the U.S. Capitol, has been officially placed on this November’s ballot in the District of Columbia.dcmj

The initiative, titled the Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use Act of 2014, was introduced by the D.C. Cannabis Campaign, and would legalize the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, as well as the private cultivation of up to six cannabis plants (with three allowed to be in the flowering stage). The transfer of cannabis between adults would also be explicitly allowed.

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More Than Twice the Neccessary Signatures Collected to Put Cannabis Legalization to a Vote in D.C

Advocates of Washington D.C. Initiative 71, a proposal to legalize cannabis for adults 21 and older, have collected nearly 60,000 signatures, well moredc than the 22,600 needed to put their proposal to a vote this November, according to the D.C. Cannabis Campaign, the group behind the initiative.

If put to a vote – as it almost surely will be – and passed, the Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use Act of 2014 would legalize the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, as well as the private cultivation of up to six plants (with no more than three in the flowering stage). The transfer of cannabis between adults would also be legalized.

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