Eight states passed marijuana measures this election proving that the majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana now more than ever. California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada all passed the use of recreational marijuana. The addition of California to the list of recreational states makes the entire west cost marijuana friendly. Maine and Massachusetts are the first states to legalize in the northeast.
“This is the most momentous Election Day in history for the movement to end marijuana prohibition,” Rob Kampia, the executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, said.
Voters also opted to legalize medical marijuana measures in Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota. Arkansas was the first state in the Bible Belt to legalize medical marijuana. These measures were all projected to pass earlier in the month. More than half of the states in the country have now legalized medical marijuana.
Nine states went to vote on marijuana measures and last night, eight passed. The only state that did not pass their recreational amendment was Arizona. Some people are calling the momentous votes in California and Massachusetts a “tipping point” in the battle to end prohibition on weed.
It is too soon to tell how marijuana will be supported with the new president-elect Donald Trump. He has been known to be back and forth on the issue and his campaign hasn’t taken a definitive stance.
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