IT’S FLOOD GATES WIDE OPEN FOR CALIFORNIA –MASSACHUSETTS
BUT WILL REPUBLICANS LET IT PASS NOW THEY CONTROL CONGRESS
As of Yesterday evening with 75% of the ballot counted, Measure 91 held 54% of votes. In Alaska, pro-legalisation counted at 52% of the vote in 97% of precincts reporting. This brings the state count to 25 of the 50 US states to vote to either Decriminalize or Legalize. Alaska will permit persons of 21 years of age to grow 6 plants and possess one ounce while Oregon will allow for only 4 plants but personal possession of up to EIGHT ounces. Oregon law will also create a commercial regulatory system for the production, distribution and sale of marijuana. As reported by The Guardian Earl Blumenauer, a member of the US Congress said “You are going to change national policy the marijuana legalization train has left the station.”
Both FOX NEWS and CNN reported Washington D.C. has also passed its Legalization bill 71 allowing individuals to grow up to 6 plants and possess 2 ounces for personal use while being able to transfer 1 ounce to another but not to sell. Understanding that the District of Columbia is NOT a state but a district and therefore subject to laws being overruled by congress.
Guam became the first US “territory” to legalize medical marijuana. Florida missed passing it’s bill by only 2% with a final tally of 58%, needing 60% for the pass.
In the Oregonian opponents, though seemingly few did say that the fight isn’t over yet. That they would “redouble their efforts” before the 2016 presidential elections was also stated by Kevin Sabet, an outspoken opponent to Pot legalization. “Even in Oregon the conversation is not over,” he said. “We are going to make sure we are watching the marijuana industry and make sure they don’t get everything they want. This conversation about marijuana is just beginning. It’s certainly not ending.”
But if they intend to redouble their efforts the numbers show they need to do more than just double. With the pro-cannabis campaign at approximately $7.5m, in compared to the anti-cannabis agenda only putting together $180,000. Seemingly once more underestimating the opposition means in 2016 Cannabis will be here to stay.
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