Oregon, Alaska, D.C. legalize pot

maryjane On Tuesday, two more states voted to make the sale of marijuana legal.  You can now possess marijuana in four different states for personal use. Oregon and Alaska were added to the category of legalized marijuana without a medical need.

In Oregon, residents  approved a measure that will allow people 21 years or older to carry two ounces of marijuana and grow as much as six plants in their home. Alaska’s new law toward marijuana is similar to Oregon’s, which regulate and tax marijuana’s production.

Also, voters in the District of Columbia voted to allow people to have 2 ounces of marijuana.

Alaska had tried to pass the legalization of marijuana back in 2000 and 2004 but the measure failed. On Tuesday Alaska’s 52 percent of voters favored the legalization of pot. Alaska will regulate marijuana similar to the manner of alcohol.

Despite winning the voters for legalizing marijuana in D.C., CNN reports that some politician will try to overrule the vote in D.C. because D.C. is a district and not a state.

According to pot activists the legalization of weed in these states were considered “huge” on Tuesday, but not all were victorious. Florida voted down on the legalization of marijuana for medical reasons. Residents voted 58 percent in favor but failed to achieve the  60 percent that would have made it legal in the state.

Twenty-three other states, including Hawaii, now allow the use of medical marijuana.


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