Oregon, Alaska To Decide This Fall On Legalizing Recreational Marijuana


It appears likely that the Oregon measure will pass. A recent poll showed that 57 percent of likely 2014 voters support it. Oregon has already decriminalized cannabis and legalized it for medical use, and Gov. John Kitzhaber has signaled his support for recreational marijuana legalization, should a bill make it to his desk. Alaska voters will also decide this fall on regulating marijuana for adults. “With legalization initiatives qualified in two states — with another in D.C. likely to be certified soon — plus several recent wins on the floor of the Republican-controlled U.S. House, 2014 is shaping up to be the biggest year for marijuana reform yet,” said Tom Angell, chairman of the advocacy group Marijuana Majority.

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