Historic Results of the Marijuana Election 2016

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Freedom Leaf’s guide to Marijuana Election 2016, which DOUBLED the number of recreational legal states and added three medical states.

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akransas ballot

Arkansas

Name: Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act
Ballot Number: Issue 6
Front Group & Backer: Arkansans for Compassionate Care
Key Provision:  “Affordable dispensing” gives price breaks to low-income patients.

STATUS: PASSED BY 53%

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california ballotCalifornia

Name:  Adult Use of Marijuana Act
Ballot Number:  Prop 64
Front Group:  Californians to Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana While Protecting Children
Backer:  Sean Parker, former president of Facebook
Key Provision:  Prior convictions can be expunged.

STATUS: PASSED BY 55.8%

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florida ballotFlorida

Name:  Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Conditions Initiative
Ballot Number:  Amendment 2
Front Group:  United for Care
Backer:  Trial lawyer John Morgan
Key Provision:  Has qualifying debilitating conditions in the language.

STATUS: PASSED BY 71%

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maine ballotMaine

Name:  Marijuana Legalization Act
Ballot Number:  Question 1
Front Group:  Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Maine
Backer:  Marijuana Policy Project
Key Provision:  Allows for home growing of up to six plants.

STATUS: PASSED BY 50.3%

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massMassachusetts

Name:  The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act
Ballot Number:  Question 4
Front Group:  Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Massachusetts
Backer:  Marijuana Policy Project
Key Provision:  Allows for home growing of up to six plants.

STATUS: PASSED BY 53%

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montana ballotMontana

Name:  Montana Medical Marijuana Initiative
Ballot Number:  Initiative 182
Front Group:  Montana Citizens for I-182
Backer:  Montana Cannabis Industry Association
Key Provision: Allows marijuana to be sold at dispensaries.

 

STATUS: PASSED BY 57%

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nevada

Nevada

Name:  Initiative to Regulate and Tax Marijuana
Ballot Number:  Question 2
Front Group:  Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol
Backer:  Marijuana Policy Project
Key Provision: Residents who live 25 miles from the nearest retail outlet can grow up to eight plants

STATUS: PASSED BY 54%

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nd ballot

North Dakota

Name:  North Dakota Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative
Ballot Number:  Measure 5
Front Group:  North Dakotans for Compassionate Care
Backer:  Marijuana Policy Project
Key Provision:  A patient or caregiver living 40 miles from the nearest dispensary can grow up to eight plants.

STATUS: PASSED BY 63.7%

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arizona ballotArizona

Name:  Arizona Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana Act
Ballot Number:  Prop 205
Front Group:  Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol
Backer:  Marijuana Policy Project
Key Provision:  Home growing of up to 12 plants

STATUS: FAILED BY 52.2%

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Chris Thompson is the Community and Nonprofit Manager at Freedom Leaf, working to build an online network that directly supports NORML, SSDP, and Women Grow. Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisIsNORML

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1 Comment
  1. Bob 4 months ago

    So in Nevada and North Dakota patients aren’t “allowed” to grow plants if they’re within range of a dispensary – a medical type of feudal servitude to the industry. How disgraceful.

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