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  •  list of 6 states with pending MMJ laws (6+ / 0-)

    been here, left, and might come back.

    by BikingForKarma on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 01:36:04 PM PST

    •  I like MN's chances of that list. (2+ / 0-)
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      skohayes, Calamity Jean

      I have read a few articles that have mentioned that will be a goal in their statehouse this year.  And the correct party is in power.  Not really that optimistic about the other states chances in the legislature though.

      Ballot initiatives will be where its at, IMO.  Arkansas came within 1 percent in 2012!  If it was that close in Arkansas, where there are still crazy liquor laws, I can't see it not passing in blue/purple and even light red states.

      IMO it'd be crazy to not put as many mj initiatives on the ballot as possible.  That will certainly attract more and the right type of voters.

      Areas it could really make a difference in 2014, besides down ballot implications

      Maine - Senator and governor will be good races to watch.  (T and R)
      Florida - Governer - Stark difference in candidates and mj here. (Med)
      Alaska - Senator can use all the help he can get. (T&R)

      •  FL Medical ballot initiative could help Crist (3+ / 0-)

        It would be fascinating if a ballot initiative legalizing medical marijuana actually had coattails that helped Charlie Crist, recently converted Democrat, become Governor again. He supports the proposal.

        Interesting speculation on that here by the Drug Policy Alliance.
        http://www.drugpolicy.org/...

        That would be a real game changer.

        As far as legalization, I think Rhode Island or Vermont have a stronger chance to pass legalization via the legislature than New Hampshire. Even though the NH house passed a bill, it looks like a tough slog through the Senate, and Governor Hassan has said she will veto.

        Some interesting thoughts here: http://www.drugpossessionlaws.com/...

        So much exciting news happening in marijuana reform, it's a great time to be an activist!!

      •  democrats would be fools to not support (0+ / 0-)

        ballot initiatives for mmj.

        even if it means paying for signature gathering.

        been here, left, and might come back.

        by BikingForKarma on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 02:07:05 PM PST

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