What States Are Voting on Marijuana Legalization This Year?

shutterstock_269703200Whether you are for or against the legalization of marijuana, your state may be voting on it in 2016, so you should know which states are considering legalizing recreational or medicinal marijuana.  Knowing where changes may happen allows you to be pre-paired to deal with any change that may come to fruition.  Check out these ten states that may be changing the laws regarding marijuana use this year.

Arizona – The proposed bill would allow legal possession and consumption of marijuana for people 21 years or older. It would also allow residents to grow at least six plants. 150,000 signatures are needed by July 7th for the proposed law to be placed on the ballot.

California – This is California’s ninth attempt to legalize recreational marijuana. The act needed at least 365,880 signatures before the February 4th deadline to make the ballot, which it met.

Florida – In Florida, proponents of the bill are working to approve the use of medicinal marijuana.

Maine – There are some areas of Maine where medicinal marijuana is legal. However, the new bill attempts to legalize recreational marijuana throughout Maine. Adults at least 21 years old would be allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana or concentrate.

Massachusetts – Proponents of legal recreational marijuana in Massachusetts are promoting a bill that would treat and regulate marijuana like alcohol.

Michigan – Michigan needs 250,000 signatures for their recreational marijuana bill to be placed on the November ballot. If passed, the law will allow recreational marijuana for people 21 and older. They can also own 12 plants.

Missouri – Missouri is another state trying to pass medicinal marijuana use, but they need 160,000 signatures to make the ballot.

Nevada – Nevada’s bill regarding recreational marijuana use has made the November 8th ballot. If approved, the law will allow marijuana to be regulated like alcohol.

Rhode Island – Introduced last January, The Marijuana Regulation, Control and Taxation Act would legalize recreational marijuana in Rhode Island.

Vermont – A bill decriminalizing marijuana was introduced in Vermont, but now two groups are fighting over whether or not this should be allowed.

In the past, it seemed impossible that marijuana would ever be legal. It’s already legal for medicinal use in many states, but now, more and more states are allowing recreational use and more still are trying to get similar bills added to the 2016 ballot.

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