In case you haven’t heard, legal weed was the big winner in yesterday’s elections. Alaska, Oregon, and the District of Columbia all voted to legalize some form of recreational marijuana.
Like in Colorado and Washington, retail marijuana won’t see daylight until 2015, as each state now needs to form rules, regulations, and decide exactly how their programs will function. But in theory, thanks to these states, 10% of Americans live in states or cities where holding and smoking weed is all legal.
Internationally, Guama also voted in favor of medical marijuana. Unfortunately, Florida’s medical marijuana bill didn’t receive the necessary 60% of votes to pass, falling just short of its magic number.
Still, all told, November 4 was another major and historic victory for green. It’ll be interesting to see how the Senate and Congress–now in total Republican control–decide to act (if it all) on marijuana.
Because our nation’s gone green and it’s not going back.