Posted On May 10, 2014 By In Buzzworthy, The Scene

The Next Green States

 
 

21 states and the District of Columbia have either decriminalized marijuana or legalized its medicinal use.

Who’s next?

Quinnipiac University released a study that found 88% of Floridians are in favor of medical marijuana so long as it is used in accordance with a doctor. Florida will vote on an amendment, Florida’s Question 2, this coming November. The vote requires 60% to pass.

In Florida, cannabis possession is slightly decriminalized but the sale, transportation, or cultivation of the drug remain illegal.

If Florida votes to legalize medical marijuana, look for them to continue with the trend of decriminalization across the board. The Quinnipiac study also found that 53% of Floridians approve of allowing adults to posses small amounts of cannabis for personal use.

HighTimes.com links to the complete Quinnipiac University study here.

Alaska has decriminalized cannabis across the board, but they too are voting on further cannabis legislation this November.

The vote is to allow small amounts of the drug for recreational use. This would be similar to states like Colorado and Washington. It was supposed to be voted on this summer, but it has been pushed back to November.

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Harry is a writer from Washington DC. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with both his B.A. & M.P.A. and is the author of The Poetry of Politics and Panic: One Man's Struggle with Anxiety. He enjoys anything that opens his mind to new experiences and world views. Baba Booey to all.

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