Marijuana Midterms 2014: #LegalizeIt

D.C.’s Initiative 71:
Chances of passing: voters support 71 by a ratio of 2 to 1.
Features: This would legalize recreational use; some,Sticky-cannabis like Brookings, consider Initiative 71 to be full decriminalization; and, Initiative 71 removes penalties for possession of small amounts and non-commercial exchanges. One major issue: Congress controls the greater affairs of D.C. and for a variety of reasons, may come to odds with the DC City Council should Initiative 71 pass – things could get very interesting, setting the stage for the tone of future national showdowns over the issue of legalization come the 2016 elections.