The next round of cannabis ballot initiatives will be decided in just 14 days. We all need to do our part to make sure the movement continues to build momentum and win across the country.
Will you call/text/email your friends and family who live in Alaska, Florida, Oregon and Washington, D.C. and tell them to vote yes on their cannabis initiatives?
Here’s more information on each initiative, including a summary from Vox.com.
Alaska: Vote yes on Ballot Measure 2
Measure 2 would allow adults 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of pot and maintain six marijuana plants. The measure would legalize production and sales, which the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board — or a Marijuana Control Board, if one is created — would regulate. The measure would also tax marijuana at the point of sale at $50 per ounce.
Florida: Vote yes on Amendment 2
Amendment 2 would legalize marijuana to treat "debilitating medical conditions" such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, hepatitis C, HIV, AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn's disease, Parkinson's disease, or "other conditions for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient." The Florida Department of Health would set up regulations for medical marijuana cards and treatment centers.
Oregon: Vote yes on Measure 91
Measure 91, would allow adults 21 and older to possess up to eight ounces and four plants of marijuana. It would also legalize production and sales, which the Oregon Liquor Control Commission would regulate. The measure would also tax marijuana at the point of sale at $35 per ounce, with the revenue set aside for enforcement and education programs.
Washington, D.C.: Vote yes on Initiative 71
Initiative 71 would allow adults 21 and older to possess up to two ounces of marijuana, grow up to six plants, and give marijuana to other adults 21 and older. It would not legalize, regulate, or tax sales, because voter initiatives in DC can't have a direct impact on the local budget.
Every vote counts as we approach the final stretch since polling for each of these initiatives tells us that they'll go down to the wire. Your support for cannabis reform could make the difference between your family and friends voting for or against these initiatives.
Take a few moments to let them know how important their vote is and why they should vote yes on Ballot Measure 2, Amendment 2, Measure 91 or Initiative 71.