Marijuana High: Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC Legalize It!

It was a big night for marijuana, from Alaska to Maine.
"It's just a fantastic victory, all the more so because it's in a non-presidential election year," DPA head Nadelmann says. "I think it bodes very well for 2016 and the years beyond."
• Measure 91 passed by a 54-46% margin, making Oregon the third state to legalize marijuana
• Measure 2 passed by 52-48%, making Alaska the fourth state to legalize marijuana.
• Marijuana legalization Initiative 71 won by a 69-31% margin in Washington, DC.
• Medical-marijuana Amendment 2 in Florida was defeated even though it received 58% (it needed 60% because it's an amendment).
• In Maine, South Portland voted to legalize marijuana (52-48%) and Lewiston didn't (45-55%).
• In Michigan, six cities decriminalized marijuana (Berkley, Huntington Woods, Mount Pleasant, Pleasant Ridge, Port Huron and Saginaw), two didn't (Harrison and Lapeer) and three more (Clare, Frankford and Onaway) have yet to be decided.
• In the U.S. territory of Guam, voters legalized medical marijuana on the Pacific island (56-44%).
• In gov races, incumbent John Hickenlooper held off a challenge from Bob Beauprez in Colorado (48-47%) as did Dannel Malloy in Connecticut from Tom Foley (51-48%) and Rick Scott in Florida from Charlie Crist (48-47%). Greg Abbott defeated Wendy Davis (60-39%) in Texas. Tom Wolf knocked off incumbent Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania (55-45%).
• In Senate races, Dems Shenna Bellows (ME), Connie Johnson (OK) and Alison Grimes (KY) all lost.
More results here.
Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.