One of the best things that has happened this election cycle,the blind were brought to see,well,kind of.Wikileaks showed the dark,evil heart of a candidate that could have deceived us all,taken the guns from the most vulnerable.
Leaving patients defenseless victims.The stance our government has taken is pointless and senseless and the passing of these laws at the state level will eventually force the federal governments hand.
The world’s sixth-largest economy legalized recreational marijuana Tuesday as Californians relaxed their restrictions on cannabis use, a decision likely to reverberate across the country and through Congress.
“This is the most important moment in the history of the marijuana legalization movement,” said Tom Angell, a spokesman for the pro-legalization Marijuana Majority.
Eight other states were deciding marijuana initiatives on Tuesday. Florida, Arkansas, and North Dakota all voted in favor of medical marijuana, and Massachusetts allowed recreational pot. Maine also appeared headed toward approval. Results were still being counted in Arizona, Montana and Nevada.
Twenty-eight states now permit cannabis use for certain medical conditions, including cancer and HIV. Floridians nearly passed a similar measure in 2014, but the measure fell just short of the required 60% super majority. It won easily on Tuesday, supporters said. North Dakota and Arkansas followed suit later in the evening.
Marijuana initiatives were among the highest-profile of the ballot measures being decided across the country. Marijuana-industry experts said the Florida medical marketplace could be worth as much as $1.6 billion by 2020. Because it has such a large population, Florida could represent almost 16% of the country’s medical marijuana marketplace, says a study from New Frontier Data and Arcview Market Research.
Experts say the support for both medical and recreational marijuana will likely increase pressure on federal lawmakers to change their treatment of cannabis.
Ballot initiatives can give citizens the ability to bypass their elected officials and instead make their case directly to voters, or they can be placed on the ballot by lawmakers seeking to amend the state constitution. In many cases, they permit voters to directly set specific policy when lawmakers can’t, or won’t, act,this is how Michigan was able to get the medical marijuana question on the ballot.
As for the great suffering of patients caused by the interpretation of Michigan’s medical marijuana law from Michigan’s attorney general & governor …
IT WILL BE GAME OVER !!! AND IT WAS A VERY SHAMEFUL GAME YOU PLAYED – DESTROYING LIVES -GREAT JOB GUYS !!!
PROVEN SAFER THAN ALCOHOL – IT’S ABOUT TIME MARIJUANA IS LEGALIZED …PERIOD.