During the November elections for US president, nine states comprising of 82 million residents will have the chance to decide whether to legalize or criminalize the use of Marijuana.
The issue is added in their ballots. The nine states are composed of Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, and North Dakota. Other states could join in the coming months.
Some of the nine states have already legal recreational and medical marijuana and some have potential ballot measures. This is the list updated until November Election:
Arizona for Proposition 205
If approved, possession and recreational use of not more than one ounce is allowed for ages 21 and above. 15 percent tax is imposed to retail sales. Advocates are allowed under the law to grow six plants in their homes.
Arkansas for Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act
If approved by voters, medical marijuana would be legal and cultivation license fees will receive a cap. There would also have an establishment of Medical Marijuana Commission. Arkansas Department of Health would be required to create rules for marijuana producers and sellers and patients cards.
California for Proposition 64
If approved, adult people from 21 and above can possess an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants for personal use. Consumptions are only allowed in the places provided by law.
Florida for Amendment 2
If approved, the Florida Department of Health would regulate dispensaries, issue ID cards to patients and caregivers. Persons with epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, Crohn's and multiple sclerosis would be eligible for medical marijuana provided they received approval from licensed Florida physicians.
Maine for Question 1
If approved by majority votes, people aged 21 and above will be allowed possession and use of cannabis sativa. Retail stores would be regulated by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. 10 percent tax would be imposed to all marijuana sales.
Massachusetts for Question 4
If allowed, people aged 21 and above can possess an ounce of marijuana, keep at home up to 10 ounces and grow up to 6 plants. Marijuana use would be fully legalized similar to the use of beverages.
Montana for Montana Medical Marijuana Initiative I-182
If the new measure should pass, the current medical marijuana law will be adjusted to allow more patients access.
Nevada for Question 2
If approved, people with ages 21 and above are legal to buy, use and possess an ounce, grow up to six plants at home provided residency is more than 25 miles away from licensed dispensary.
North Dakota for Statutory Measure No. 5
If approved, people with qualified AIDS, epilepsy, glaucoma, and cancer would be allowed possession of 3 ounces of marijuana. People who lived more than 40 miles away from licensed dispensary would be allowed to grow up to eight plants.