Legalization Wins In 3 States! Only Florida Medical Use Falls Short

  • by Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel November 5, 2014

    Legalize ItThe election results were overwhelmingly positive for marijuana smokers last night, with full-legalization proposals being approved in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia. And even the one losing initiative, the medical-use proposal in Florida, won the approval of a significant majority of the voters.

    Measure 91 in Oregon

    In a convincing victory, Oregon voters approved Measure 91, which legalizes the use and cultivation of marijuana by those 21 and older and establishes a system of licensing, taxing and regulating marijuana sales under the auspices of the Oregon Liquor Control Board, with an impressive 55 percent of the vote.

    More specifically, under Measure 91, adults will be permitted to possess up to eight ounces of “dried” marijuana and cultivate up to four plants. And they will be allowed to give up to an ounce of marijuana, 16 ounces of marijuana products in solid form or 72 ounces of marijuana products in liquid form, to other individuals 21 and older; they can not be compensated or reimbursed for these transactions. Adults will be allowed to purchase up to an ounce of marijuana, 16 ounces of marijuana products in solid form or 72 ounces of marijuana products in liquid form from properly registered businesses. These limits are more permissive than those previously approved in Washington and Colorado, and may provide a model for other states to emulate.

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    51 responses to “Legalization Wins In 3 States! Only Florida Medical Use Falls Short”

    1. Robert Davis says:

      About time we here in Alaska have this issue on the right track. Took long enough…

    2. michael says:

      The public has spoken, declassify its current status at the federal level.

    3. Galileo Galilei says:

      So that totals 5 states. How many states canned alcohol prohibition before the Feds relented?

    4. John Malmo says:

      Today is a great day for FREEDOM!

    5. LoreLynn Hendsbee says:

      Hey @ Robert.We All realize it took long enough THIS IS “FREAKING AWESOME” & A Long Ways to Go Yet But Things ARE DEFINITELY “SMOKING HOT” The World As we know Has so Much Potential For Major Change,I’ve Been A Smoker for 33 Years.And One Happy Stoner Blaze on!

    6. Charles says:

      shouldn’t the title read 2 states?? DC IS NOT A STATE!

    7. Julian says:

      I pray this will effect Judge Mueller’s decision in the U.S. v. Pickard et al.

      Don’t give up Florida; 2016 is another opportunity. The longer the battle the sweeter the victory.

    8. Dickie says:

      FLORIDA NEEDS HELP! Why cant this Government let the citizen be free !

    9. Adelson sucks monkey balls says:

      Thanks to the devil himself Sheldon Adelson for donating over 5 million dollars to the opposition in Florida, prick scumbag bastard! He robbed hundreds of thousands of Floridians who needed this safe medicine and he should be tried by a jury of peers and hanged.

    10. Fat Freddy says:

      Floridiots over 65 say I can use it for my aches and pains but screw the rest of you.