Mixed Results for Marijuana Initiatives at the Polls

The Nov. 4 election showed relatively small amounts of support for pro-marijuana initiatives. Even though more states approved these initiatives, they were done by small margin.

Here are some highlights:

Medical Marijuana

Approved in Guam (Proposal 14A by 56% to 44%)
Rejected in Florida (Amendment 2: 43% to 57%)

Legal Personal Use

Approved in Washington D.C. (Initiative 71- 64% in favor – possession)
Approved in Oregon (Measure 91 – 54% approval – retail shops)
Approved in Alaska (Ballot measure 2 – leading 52% with 97% of votes in – retail shops)
Approved in South Portland, ME (52% to 48%)
Rejected in Lewiston, ME (55% to 45%)

For more information on the recent election results regarding marijuana, please visit Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM).