It’s been a wild ride in the build up to today’s 2016 general election. We are witnessing a historic number of states putting the question of cannabis reform before voters: five states are considering recreational legalization, and four more might join the ranks of states with medical marijuana programs. There is also an opportunity for Denver, Colorado to create a regulatory structure for social use clubs in the city, and countless votes in municipal districts throughout the country.
By tonight’s finish, we will know which states have succeeded and who must try again in later elections. Check back here for regular updates across all of the initiatives that are going in front of voters! We will be updating this piece throughout the evening and late into the night.
Below, you will find specific articles covering each of the major cannabis-related votes:
Recreational Cannabis Legalization
Medical Marijuana Legalization
Other Cannabis Initiatives
Denver’s Initiative 300, a social use measure
Oregon municipality votes regarding a 3% local tax on retail cannabis sales
VIDEO: Overview of Cannabis Initiatives
Below is a brief overview of all the different state-level cannabis initiatives on the ballot this election cycle. With nine total states voting on expanding access to cannabis, this year presents an unprecedented opportunity for legalization advocates and medical cannabis patients.