Marijuana Midterms 2014: #LegalizeIt

Florida’s Amendment No. 2:
Chances of passing: needs 60% of the vote; polls show support in the high 50s.
Features: This would allow doctors to prescribe medicinal marijuana legally, if the person being prescribed as a “debilitating medical condition” such as cancer.

Alaska’s Ballot Measure 2:
Chances of passing: polls show voters are evenly split.
Features: This would legalize recreational use; it’s similar to Oregon but has higher taxes at $50 per oz.; regulations and licensing would go under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board or the proposed Marijuana Control Board; it allows home-grows of up to 6 plants and non-commercial exchanges. Also, Alaska imposes little regulation over medicinal marijuana, but legalizing recreational use may change that.

Charlo Green, president and CEO of the Alaska Cannabis Club, made headlines for quitting her job as a TV reporter to fight for legalized marijuana in her state. She quit on live television after a segment on marijuana, saying, “F*ck it, I quit.”

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