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Which States Will Legalize Next?

Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by Crohnie, May 1, 2014.

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Which states will legalize recreational marijuana by 2014-2017?

  1. Alaska

    39.2%
  2. California

    51.0%
  3. D.C.

    11.8%
  4. Maine

    9.8%
  5. Massachusetts

    7.8%
  6. Oregon

    47.1%
  7. Rhode Island

    13.7%
  8. Vermont

    13.7%
  9. Other

    11.8%
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  1. Crohnie

    Crohnie Well-Known Member

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    Colorado and Washington started the ball rolling. Equally important are the decisions of Attorney General Eric Holder. He's declined to interfere with the new laws in those states and has even proposed new banking laws for the cannabis industry. Still, the uphill battle will take some time. Here's a list of states, IMO, that are most likely to legalize recreational marijuana by 2014-2017. What's your guess?

    In alphabetical order:

    1. Alaska
    2. California
    3. D.C. (not a state, but hey...I'll take it)
    4. Maine
    5. Massachusetts
    6. Oregon
    7. Rhode Island
    8. Vermont
     
  2. mewash2

    mewash2 Well-Known Member

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    Alaska. No contest.
     
  3. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH You Must Unlearn, What You Have Learned...

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    Lol @newVaper420 voted for everyone, I like his optimism!!!
     
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  4. newVaper420

    newVaper420 Vapor Enthusiast

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    Hahahah :-). Gotta go for the gusto!!! :-). I'm praying it's legal everywhere soon enough :-).
     
  5. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    hopefully, in our lifetime
     
  6. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    If enough states get on board by the end of 2016,
    I'm hoping for some lame-duck executive descheduling action by obama in 2017 :tup:
     
  7. Crohnie

    Crohnie Well-Known Member

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    Does the President have the power to do that?
     
  8. JJ420

    JJ420 espresso, microbrew beer, and canna vapor addict.

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    ^^This!
     
  9. gangababa

    gangababa Well-Known Member

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    I won't guess. A change in national government could reverse everything in the US before the decade ends.
    I will say that being illegally healthy in a card state is seriously annoying. However I will take this life over that in the worst states with fullest jails.
     
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  10. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    Yes.
     
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  11. Paperback Writer

    Paperback Writer Im a Rastaman not a Dreadlock

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    I hope this happens soon. Cannot wait for someone to offer me some vapor instead of Brandy when visiting.
     
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  12. Grim Chiclets

    Grim Chiclets Well-Known Member

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  13. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    IMO Alaska will be next.:tup::leaf:
     
  14. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    DC isnt a State. Just saying.
     
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  15. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    California isn't even going to have mj on the ballot until 2016, unfortunately. :bang:Looks like voters in Alaska will be able to vote this Nov 2 2014.:love:
     
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  16. Crohnie

    Crohnie Well-Known Member

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    :p
     
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  17. Silver420Surfer

    Silver420Surfer Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Florida should be medical after November. The latest poll from Quinnipiac University shows 88 percent of voters support the idea. I know it's not recreational, but you have to start somewhere. Ours is an Amendment not a bill, so we need 60% to pass, get the word out to your retired parents living down here folks, lol.

    Vote Yes On #2 Floridians!!!!

    http://www.unitedforcare.org/
     
  18. Crohnie

    Crohnie Well-Known Member

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    This November, legalization will be on the ballot for Alaska. Recent polls show anywhere from 52-55% in favor.
     
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  19. Crohnie

    Crohnie Well-Known Member

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    I knew Alaska was voting on legalization this November, but I didn't know about Oregon. For some reason, I thought Oregon's vote was in 2016. We should see 4 legal states in 2015! :nod:
     
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  20. Grim Chiclets

    Grim Chiclets Well-Known Member

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  21. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    In 2016 California will be voting possibly for legal cannabis. So the whole west cost could possibly be legal states. It's a new time in America folks.

    Hopefully to spread across the states and across the pond and everywhere.
     
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  22. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    As an mmj patient I don't care about legalization so much, although I am in favor of complete decriminalization along with controls for children like booze. And yes we should collect a reasonable amount of taxes from recreational retail activities. What I am most interested in is expanding the rights of mmj patients, and making the prescribed conditions more universal. For example states that limit the amount of plants a patient can grow to under 12, or prevent growing altogether need to take another look at these restrictions. Also more reciprocity is needed to protect patients traveling from one mmj state to another.
     
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  23. thisperson

    thisperson Ruler of all things person

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    I just wanted to say to the dude who said Obama could do some descheduling in 2017, he will be out of office by then.

    The november 2016 election decides his successor.

    It will be an interesting time. So many pot states with more joining it will be the people's issue that will be brought to the president's attention. I think.

    Sure I could think our systen is bought and sold, but considering how this two party system aggravates an issue and blows it up to keep it on everyone's mind, I don't see pot stopping or slowing down even if all media attention is drawn away.

    And our popularly elected leader, yeah right, should pay attention to the issue once the people have spoken.That is why I think that regardless of the party of the next president, something will be done regarding pot to please the populace.

    It is something that was pushed away too hard and the people spoke back by it being so common it was basically an arrest all of us if you can.

    That credit must go to the men and women who brought MMJ as a bill to the senate's attention here in CA. Before my time but thanks and I look forward to seeing what happens come elections.
     
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  24. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    :razz: Gonna throw all the potheads in fema camps, that'll fix things!

    But seriously... a presidential pardon for all federal mj detainees would be a nice exit strategy, along with the rescheduling of course :tup:
     
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  25. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    Obama will be president into 2017, same as any president who doesn't win the election of the previous November. He'll be president until a new one is sworn in on 1/20/17. The "lamest" of lame duck moves are almost always made in January after the election. Did you think we go without a president from November election to inauguration?

    On one of your other major points, I think it's a fair estimation that a Ted Cruz, Chris Christie or most other possibilities for Republican nominee will not be as easy on MMJ or recreational laws as the Obama Administration has been. A Republican win of the White House in 2016 will definitely set things back a bit. The only question is how much. After another 4 years of hopefully increased MJ use legislation (2020 election), it may not be easy to roll things back, but think any Republican Administration from current known players will at least have some negative impact.

    Not saying Democrats are that much better than Republicans on many issues (and worse on some), but on this one you should really get a grip on who you friends are if it is important to you. And, pray that Republicans don't take back the White House any time soon. Better yet..... register and fucking vote! Not just once every four years, either. Congressional votes are every 2 and primaries matter quite a bit in many states and congressional districts.

    @grokit , really hope you're right! Though I doubt a pardon on Fed MMJ detainees is coming even that soon, and REALLY HOPE the rescheduling of MJ is in the past by that point - doubtful as I am.

    Back to the original question... I think Alaska will be next, but am really looking forward to DC (state or not!) allowing recreational, so all of us on the east coast can get in on the action. Colorado is a long drive!

    Small edit at top so as not to be a dick! Sorry about that @thisperson
     
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