Nine states will be voting to either legalize recreational or medical marijuana on Nov. 8. With the coffers full, ad dollars are being spent and media wars are being waged in the key battleground states. Watch the ad spots…
Marijuana legalization measures for recreational use (Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada) and for medical use (Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota) have all been certified for the November ballot.
Hillary Clinton's campaign has criticized the DEA's decision to keep marijuana in Schedule I. "As president, Hillary will build on the important steps announced today by rescheduling marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule II substance," states her senior policy adviser Maya Harris.
Given a second chance to approve the state legislatures' decrim bill, this time Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner agreed to more restrictive language and signed the bill on July 29, making Illinois the 21st state to decriminalize marijuana..
There are four states that have legalized marijuana (Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington), 17 more with decriminalization laws and 42 with medical-marijuana laws.