Now I firmly believe that jobs and the economy will be the main issue going into next year's election, but those issues are generally voted on and debated in Congress, not directly at the ballot box. If state voters are able to vote to legalize weed in their state, I believe they will turn out to do so, oh and while they are there, vote for a Democrat.
Both Democrats and Independents agree that weed should be legal. So while the marijuana issue might not get more Democrats elected in deep red states (I'm looking at you, Utah), it may still prove to be popular with voters in states such as Alaska and Arizona, which are among 6 states that are looking to put this up as a ballot issue next year. Heck, even John McCain now thinks that we should legalize weed.
Could weed be the issue that brings enough voters out to re-elect Senator Mark Begich in Alaska next year? Could it be the issue that helps Dems take back the House of Representatives? Sound off in the comments below.