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9 states consider measures to legalize marijuana in some form

Following in the footsteps of Colorado, Oregon and Washington, more states are looking to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Still other states are looking to approve it for medical purposes.

Arizona’s Proposition 205 would create the Department of Marijuana Licenses and Control and allow for the recreational use of marijuana for people 21 and over.

Arkansas’ Ballot Issues 6 and 7: Both of these issues would allow for medical marijuana in the state of Arkansas. Issue 6 is an amendment to the state’s constitution, and Issue 7 is the passage of an act. An amendment is far more difficult to reverse, whereas the state legislature could dismantle the Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act should it choose to do so.

California’s Proposition 64 would make recreational marijuana legal for those 21 and older. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi has backed this measure.

Florida’s Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 allows the use of medical marijuana for “debilitating” conditions.

Maine’s Question 1 makes marijuana legal for people 21 and older, with the product subject to state regulation.

Massachusetts’ Question 4 allows for recreational use of pot for people 21 and older.

Montana’s Initiative No. 182 legalizes marijuana for medical purposes as prescribed by a physician.

Nevada’s Question No. 2 allows for the recreational use of pot for people 21 and older.

North Dakota’s Initiated Statutory Measure No. 5 legalizes the use of medical marijuana.