Although it looks like marijuana federal law will remain unchangeable in the near future, thousands of Americans will get the chance to change their local marijuana policies on the upcoming ballot in November. Depending on the state, the voters will be able to vote to legalize either medical or recreational weed. Here are the four states that are definitely going to vote on cannabis legalization this fall.
In the Golden State, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) campaign is widely supported by the local residents. As a result, we can be almost 100% sure that Californians will get the chance to decide whether they do or do not want recreational weed to be legal within California.
The initiative would regulate recreational cannabis industry and legalize both possession and cultivation of weed for recreational purposes. Anyone over 21 years of age would be allowed to possess up to four grams of weed concentrates or up to one ounce of cannabis flowers. The initiative also allows adults to grow up to six marijuana plants.
For Floridians, the upcoming ballot will be the next chance to change their local medical marijuana laws after they failed to legalize medical weed in 2014. This year's initiative legalizes medical cannabis for people “with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician.” The centers that will produce and distribute medical weed would be registered and regulated by the Florida Department of Health.
In Maine, the voters will also see weed legalization on the upcoming ballot but in contrast to other states, Maine is going to have a bit more liberal recreational marijuana policy. The initiative allows adults over 21 to possess and cultivate cannabis for personal usage. If the voters support the initiative, an adult person in Maine would be allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of weed. Furthermore, the act allows growing up to 18 marijuana plants, including up to six mature plants.
In Nevada, the initiative would legalize taxed and regulated recreational marijuana industry. Just like in most other states with legal recreational cannabis, adults over 21 would be allowed to possess up to one ounce of weed. As for the cultivation of weed for personal usage, only those who do not have any marijuana stores within 25 miles from their household would be allowed to legally cultivate up to six cannabis plants.