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  •  Only one question remains... (3+ / 0-)

    Who's next?

    WTG, D.C.!!

    'Cuz freedom can't protect itself ~~ EFF ~ EPIC ~ ACLU

    by markthshark on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 10:18:57 PM PST

    •  well legalization is next (3+ / 0-)
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      marina, FarWestGirl, oldpotsmuggler

      a serious decrim would be nice.

    •  Alaska is next (8+ / 0-)

      It's on the ballot August 19 with the primary elections and at least one other important ballot initiative.

      From PPP

      -Alaskans support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes by a 74/22 margin, and they support legalizing it for recreational purposes too by a narrower 55/39 spread. When it comes to medical marijuana there's a pretty strong bipartisan consensus with 88% of Democrats, 79% of independents, and 58% of Republicans in support of it. There's 72/26 support for recreational use among voters under 30.
      We got 43% in favor of a more thorough legalization (it is legal to a limited extent in your own home due to privacy clause in state constitution) in 2004, and I am cautiously optimistic that the movement PPP is measuring is legit. I would guess that it is part of the general demographic change dynamic where younger folks are very much with the left on social issues.

      There is a contested Republican Senate primary for Ted Stevens seat, occupied by Mark Begich since 2009, that should help boost GOP turnout. But enormously controversial Pebble Mine initiative is also on the ballot and this well help motivate the significant green contingent to participate in the awkwardly scheduled election. Also, some of the pseudo-libertarian right would like access to legal weed as well.  

      Power to the Peaceful!

      by misterwade on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 12:16:29 AM PST

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