DC, Oregon give Thumbs Up to Marijuana, Florida says NO

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on November 05, 2014.

The District of Columbia and Oregon joined Colorado and Washington state to allow recreational marijuana. Both states gave a thumbs up to the proposal. On the other hand, Florida rejected the proposal to legalize medical marijuana. Although 57% people in Florida backed the move, it failed to get the required 60% votes to pass the amendment.

Under the provisions of Initiative 71 measure passed by D.C. voters with a massive 69% support, residents and visitors aged 21 and above can possess two ounces of marijuana and grow up to three cannabis plants at home. It also makes manufacture, sale and possession of marijuana accessories legal. However, the U.S. Congress reserves the right to overturn the ballot victory if it wishes so, making the joy of D.C. people short-lived.

In Oregon, at least 70% people have backed the legalization of marijuana. In Alaska too, the measure is leading by 53 percent to 28 percent, as reported by the media. Only Colorado and Washington State had so far legalized recreational marijuana, while 22 other states have allowed its medical use.

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