| Posted on Mon, February, 17th 2014 by THCFinder
2014 is going to be a big year for cannabis. There are a lot of states that are beginning to rethink their marijuana laws and are beginning to disregard the pressure from anti-cannabis protestors. With Colorado still making a large sum of money due to the legalization of cannabis, other states are pushing lawmakers to follow in the rocky state's steps. Who is predicted to be next in the great race for cannabis legalization?
While being a conservative state, Alaska has a not just a history of openness with cannabis but a very libertarian perspective on things. Marijuana will be on the ballot August 19th and citizens will be able to vote on whether they want legalization or to continue prohibition. The Alaskan ballot states that people over 21 can legally possess an ounce of marijuana, grow up to six plants (three in the flowering stage), as well as allow manufacture, sale, and possession of the plant.
California has tried to put legalization through once already in 2010 but it failed. In the last three years, cannabis approval has snowballed, showing in a recent poll that 56% of respondents approve of cannabis legalization. In order to get the proposition on the ballot, Californians need to gather 500,000 valid signatures by February 24th. If this doesn't happen, the measure will continue to gain support and hopefully pass in 2016.
The state has passed medical laws but hasn't implemented them as of right now. Activists think that again, 2016 is the year that this state will probably see legalization of cannabis. 58% of registered voters polled by MassCann and NORML support the Massachusetts cannabis legalization idea.
A legalization ballot was presented in 2012 but failed, with almost 54% saying no to marijuana legalization. But when voters were asked again, 57% said that they would vote yes to legalize in 2014. In fact, this change happened a mere six months after the measure failed to be approved. The sudden increase in support comes from the details included in the ballot. The first time around, people were allowed to cultivate unlimited amounts of cannabis. Now, they are working on specified limits for citizens to be able to consume and grow.
- Washington DC
The District Of Columbia is the nation's capitol and home to the government that claims our favorite plant should still be illegal. However, the city seems to be pretty cannabis friendly, as the city council unanimously voted in January to decriminalize the plant, making the possession of under an ounce as harsh as getting a parking ticket. Voters in DC were polled and it seems as if they favor legalizing marijuana 63% to 34%.