Source: Jonah Bennert – The DC 11-5-14
Marijuana will be legalized in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., with Florida experiencing the only defeat so far.
Moving over to Washington, D.C., voters passed Initiative 71 at 68.8 percent of the vote last counted. Adults 21 and older will now able to possess 2 ounces of marijuana and grow up to 6 plants, but first the DC government needs to certify the measure, and once certification is in place, a 60-day congressional review will have to be conducted, leaving Congress time to attempt to interfere with the initiative.
“With marijuana legal in the federal government’s backyard it’s going to be increasingly difficult for national politicians to continue ignoring the growing majority of voters who want to end prohibition. I’ve been saying for a while that 2016 presidential candidates need to start courting the cannabis constituency, and now the road to the White House quite literally travels through legal marijuana territory,” Tom Angell, Chairman of Marijuana Majority, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.