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Sunday, November 13, 2016

More States Pass Medicinal, Recreational Marijuana Initiatives in 2016 Election


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Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia already have legalized medicinal marijuana and only Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and DC have legalized it for recreational use. While all states differ on which health conditions warrant a pot prescription, the common ones are chronic pain, glaucoma, seizures, and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). - 

On November 8, four states voted on initiatives for medicinal marijuana and five states voted for recreational use. Here’s what happened.

Voters in all four states passed initiatives in favor of medicinal marijuana:

  • Arkansas: 53% voted yes
      -  Passed for 17 medical conditions
  • Florida: 71% voted yes
      -  Passed for debilitating medical conditions as determined by a doctor
  • Montana: 57% voted yes
      -  Loosened the restrictions on conditions and number of patients
  • North Dakota: 64% voted yes

Only California, Massachusetts, and Nevada said yes to recreational use. Votes in Maine, however, are still coming in and the results are incredibly close, but “yes” is winning at the moment. 

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