Green Is Coming Up All Over!
It appears we freedom-loving Americans not only repudiated the Establishment’s candidates in the recent 2016 elections, we purportedly elected another Socialist for O'President. We also gained significant improvement and momentum in our quest for marijuana legislation to end government prohibition rackets, reduce enforcement-incarceration-rehabilitation costs on taxpayers. And more importantly, regain some of our civil liberties lost for the last 80 years by restructuring medical marijuana laws for our collective benefit. In one form or another, 7 out of 9 states’ ballot initiatives legalized the Cannabis plant on election day - again, and again.
Five years ago, The Marijuana Legislation Act 2016 featured 10 new states seeking either recreational use or medical use voter majorities are Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, and North Dakota. Votes all tallied show that we can now add California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Maine to our previous list of Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Alaska (ironically including Washington DC) for recreational use of marijuana. Surely, we couldn’t have any pot-smoking, Guvmunt politicos prosecuted in our very Capitol, that wouldn’t do.
Although not quite as exciting, there’s more good news regarding medical marijuana laws. On November 9, 2016, new States voting to legalize the medical use of marijuana passed in Florida, Arkansas, and North Dakota. This brings the total medical marijuana law States to 29 and the total number of states now have legalized some form of Cannabis or another like CBD to a total of 44 States. (and Illinois went legal in August 2017) That’s 90 % of American States… so yes, I believe it’s safe to say that the tipping point has finally arrived. Following are the current States where marijuana legalization legislation has succeeded.
Today, May 17, 2021, Alabama joined the list of States that have legalized medical marijuana (aka: MMJ).
Current 2021 U.S. Medical Marijuana States
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
- West Virginia