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Marijuana wins big on election night



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The 2016 election was a big one for drug reform with multiple states passing new marijuana laws. Eight states have now legalized recreational and medicinal marijuana. Learn more about what passed and what didn't.

This article originally appeared on Washington Post

Voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational marijuana initiatives while an initiative in Maine was leading in the polls Wednesday morning. The 2016 election has proved to be the biggest electoral victory for marijuana reform since 2012. (Daron Taylor/The Washington Post)


Voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational marijuana initiatives Tuesday night, and several other states passed medical marijuana provisions, in what is turning out to be the biggest electoral victory for marijuana reform since 2012, when Colorado and Washington first approved the drug's recreational use.

In addition to the states above, local outlets in Maine are declaring victory for that state's legalization measure, but with 91 percent of precincts reporting just a few thousand votes separate the "Yes" and "No" columns...


... Read the full article by Christopher Ingraham at washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/1...





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