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Six states had marijuana ballots that were voted on. 4 states are voted on adult-use (recreational) cannabis legalization and two states had medical marijuana ballots.

Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota have legalized marijuana for adults 21 and older, as voters in each state approved their respective ballot initiatives at the ballot box. South Dakota also passed a medical marijuana initiative and became the first state in American history to enact both policies on the same day. 

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The following states had recreational ballots for 2020.

Arizona (passed)

Arizona Proposition 207, Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2020)

Proposition 207 also allowed anyone convicted of certain marijuana-related crimes related to possession, consumption, cultivation, and transportation to petition for the expungement of their criminal record starting on July 12, 2021.

Read the Arizona proposition to legalize marijuana
Arizona Proposition 207: Marijuana Legalization Initiative

See more in-depth details about Arizona and elections here.

Montana (passed)

Read the Montana proposition to legalize marijuana
Montana CI-118: Allow for a Legal Age for Marijuana Amendment
Montana I-190, Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2020)

See more in-depth details about Montana and elections here.

New Jersey (passed)

Read the New Jersey proposition to legalize marijuana
New Jersey Public Question 1: Marijuana Legalization Amendment

See more in-depth details about New Jersey and elections here.

South Dakota (passed)

Read the Montana propositions to legalize marijuana
South Dakota Constitutional Amendment A: Marijuana Legalization Initiative

See more in-depth details about South Dakota and elections here.

Voting on Medical Marijuana Legalization:

Mississippi (Passed 65)

Read the Mississippi proposition for medical marijuana
Mississippi Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A: Medical Marijuana Amendment

See more in-depth details about Mississippi and elections here.

Coming Up

  1. Mississippi Ballot Measure 1, Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A, Medical Marijuana Amendment (2020)
  2. Mississippi Marijuana Legalization, Criminal Record Expungement, and Firearm Possession for Non-Violent Felons Amendment (2022)
  3. Mississippi Marijuana Legalization Amendment (2022)

South Dakota (passed)

Read the Montana propositions to legalize marijuana
South Dakota Constitutional Amendment A: Marijuana Legalization Initiative

See more in-depth details about South Dakota and elections here.

Meanwhile…in Oregon

Oregon

Oregon voters considered two separate drug reform measures.

Measure 109 basically would legalize the medical use of psilocybin.

Measure 110 basically decriminalizes the personal possession of small amounts of illicit drugs, including but not limited to:

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Oxycodone
  • Methamphetamine.

It also reduces the penalties for possessing larger amounts.

Supporters say the objective is to remove those who are addicted to drugs out of the criminal justice system and to treat their addiction as a medical issue.

Measure 109

Measure 109 created a program for administering psilocybin products, such as psilocybin-producing mushrooms and fungi, to individuals aged 21 years or older. As of 2020, the manufacturing and consumption of psilocybin is illegal.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will be responsible for establishing the program and creating regulations. OHA has a two-year period to develop the program. An Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board (OPAB) advise the OHA. Clients would be allowed to purchase, possess, and consume psilocybin at a psilocybin service center and under the supervision of a psilocybin service facilitator after undergoing a preparation session. Under Measure 109, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) determines who is eligible to be licensed as a facilitator, determine what qualifications, education, training, and exams are needed, and create a code of professional conduct for facilitators. OHA would set psilocybin dosage standards and labeling and packaging rules.[1]

Measure 109 allowed cities and counties to place referendums on local ballots to prohibit or allow psilocybin-product manufacturers or psilocybin service centers in unincorporated areas within their jurisdictions. The measure prohibited psilocybin service centers within the limits of an incorporated city or town.

Measure 110 

The measure reclassified personal/non-commercial drug possession offenses. Possession of a controlled substance in Schedule I-IV, such as heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamines, was reclassified from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class E violation resulting in a $100 fine or a completed health assessment. Individuals who manufacture or distribute illegal drugs are still subject to a criminal penalty. The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission estimated that convictions for possession of a controlled substance would decrease by 3,679 or 90.7%

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A State-by-State Look Marijuana

Marijuana is fully legalized and retail sales are ongoing

Following the green sweep on election night, there are now 15 states that have given a thumbs-up to recreational and medical marijuana. But not all of them are currently selling the product. Right now, 10 states have waved the green flag on the sale and consumption of adult-use weed (listed alphabetically):

Alaska

California

California is the most populous state in the country and the most valuable marijuana market in the U.S. (and world). Though estimates vary, the Golden State could be raking in up to $11 billion in annual sales by 2030.

Colorado

Illinois

Maine

Despite legalizing adult-use cannabis in November 2016, it took Maine until Oct. 9, 2020 to officially launch the retail sale of recreational pot. Illinois also stands out as the first state to legalize the recreational consumption and sale of marijuana entirely at the legislative level.

Massachusetts

Michigan

Nevada

Oregon

Oregon becomes 1st state in the US to decriminalize drug possession.

Voters were trippin’ in the West Coast state, approving two landmark measures — one to legalize psychedelic mushrooms and another that decriminalizes small amounts of illegal drugs.

Measure 109 passed with more than 56 percent of the vote, making Oregon the first state in the nation to allow supervised use of psilocybin, or magic mushrooms. It will allow for regulated use of ‘shrooms in a therapeutic setting.

Measure 110 was passing by a wide margin in unofficial returns updated Wednesday morning.

Selling and manufacturing drugs will remain illegal. Unless you are the government collecting taxes or using to keep part of the population addicted to hand outs.

Funding those programs some claim will come through the reallocation of tens of millions of dollars generated by Oregon’s cannabis tax.

The best part of it all. The measure also is likely (air quotes) to create savings in the criminal justice system because of fewer drug arrests, prosecutions and incarcerations. Those savings would be redirected into a new state fund for treatment and other services.

Washington

States that cannabis has been fully legalized, but retail sales haven’t yet commenced

That leaves five states that have passed legislation or voted to legalize adult-use cannabis (on top of medical use), but which haven’t yet opened retail locations. These five states are:

  • Arizona
  • Montana
  • New Jersey
  • South Dakota
  • Vermont

Medical marijuana is legalized, but adult-use weed is illegal

After the 15 states that’ve legalized both recreational and medical cannabis, 21 additional states have waved the green flag solely on medical marijuana. In alphabetical order, these states are:

  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Finally, there are 14 states where cannabis is illegal… period! These states are:

Both recreational and medical marijuana are illegal

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

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Some History of Marijuana Ballots By State

Alaska

1.     Alaska Legalize Marijuana Initiative, Measure 2 (2004)

2.    Alaska Marijuana Criminalization Initiative, Measure 2 (1990)

3.    Alaska Marijuana Decriminalization Initiative, Measure 5 (2000)

4.    Alaska Marijuana Legalization, Ballot Measure 2 (2014)

5.    Alaska Medical Marijuana Act, Measure 8 (1998)

Arizona

1.     Arizona Marijuana Legalization, Proposition 203 (2002)

2.    Arizona Marijuana Legalization, Proposition 205 (2016)

3.    Arizona Medical Marijuana Question, Proposition 203 (2010)

4.    Arizona Medical Use of Schedule 1 Drugs, Proposition 300 (1998)

5.    Arizona Probation Eligibility for Drug Offenses, Proposition 301 (1998)

6.    Arizona Proposition 207, Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2020)

7.    Arizona Rules Governing Probation for Drug-Related Crimes, Proposition 302 (2002)

8.    Arizona Use or Possession of Controlled Substances, Proposition 200 (1996)

Arkansas

1.     Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, Issue 6 (2016)

2.    Arkansas Medical Marijuana Question, Issue 5 (2012)

3.    Arkansas Recreational Marijuana Initiative (2022)

California

1.     California Marijuana Legalization, Proposition 19 (1972)

2.    California Proposition 19, the Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2010)

3.    California Proposition 215, the Medical Marijuana Initiative (1996)

4.    California Proposition 36, Probation and Treatment for Drug-Related Offenses (2000)

5.    California Proposition 5, Non-Violent Drug Offenders (2008)

6.    California Proposition 64, Marijuana Legalization (2016)

Colorado

1.     Colorado Amendment X, Definition of Industrial Hemp Amendment (2018)

2.    Colorado Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Amendment 64 (2012)

3.    Colorado Marijuana Possession, Initiative 44 (2006)

4.    Colorado Marijuana TABOR Refund Measure, Proposition BB (2015)

5.    Colorado Medical Use of Marijuana, Initiative 20 (2000)

6.    Colorado Proposition AA, Taxes on the Sale of Marijuana (2013)

Florida

1.     Florida Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2022)

2.    Florida Marijuana Legalization and Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Sales Initiative (2022)

3.    Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization, Amendment 2 (2016)

4.    Florida Medical Marijuana Plants Initiative (2022)

5.    Florida Medical Marijuana for Mental Health Disorders Initiative (2022)

6.    Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, Amendment 2 (2014)

Georgia

1.     Georgia Jurisdiction of Marijuana Cases, Amendment 9 (1980)

Maine

1.     Maine Marijuana Legalization, Question 1 (2016)

2.    Maine Medical Marijuana Initiative, Question 5 (2009)

3.    Maine Medical Marijuana for Specific Illnesses, Question 2 (1999)

Massachusetts

1.     Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization, Question 4 (2016)

2.    Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative, Question 3 (2012)

3.    Massachusetts Sensible Marijuana Policy Initiative, Question 2 (2008)

Michigan

1.     Michigan Medical Marijuana Initiative, Proposal 1 (2008)

2.    Michigan Proposal 1, Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2018)

Mississippi

1.     Mississippi Ballot Measure 1, Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A, Medical Marijuana Amendment (2020)

2.    Mississippi Marijuana Legalization, Criminal Record Expungement, and Firearm Possession for Non-Violent Felons Amendment (2022)

3.    Mississippi Marijuana Legalization Amendment (2022)

Missouri

1.     Missouri Amendment 2, Medical Marijuana and Veteran Healthcare Services Initiative (2018)

2.    Missouri Amendment 3, Medical Marijuana and Biomedical Research and Drug Development Institute Initiative (2018)

3.    Missouri Proposition C, Medical Marijuana and Veterans Healthcare Services, Education, Drug Treatment, and Public Safety Initiative (2018)

Montana

1.     Montana CI-118, Allow for a Legal Age for Marijuana Amendment (2020)

2.    Montana I-190, Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2020)

3.    Montana Medical Marijuana Allowance, I-148 (2004)

4.    Montana Medical Marijuana Initiative, I-182 (2016)

5.    Montana Medical Marijuana Veto Referendum, IR-124 (2012)

Nevada

1.     Nevada Decriminalization of Marijuana Amendment, Question 9 (2002)

2.    Nevada Marijuana Initiative, Question 7 (2006)

3.    Nevada Marijuana Legalization, Question 2 (2016)

4.    Nevada Medical Marijuana Act, Question 9 (1998)

5.    Nevada Medical Marijuana Act, Question 9 (2000)

New Jersey

1.     New Jersey Public Question 1, Marijuana Legalization Amendment (2020)

North Dakota

1.     North Dakota Legalize Marijuana and Allow Home Growth Amendment (2022)

2.    North Dakota Marijuana Legalization Statutory Initiative (2022)

3.    North Dakota Measure 3, Marijuana Legalization and Automatic Expungement Initiative (2018)

4.    North Dakota Medical Marijuana Legalization, Initiated Statutory Measure 5 (2016)

Ohio

1.     Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Issue 3 (2015)

Oklahoma

1.     Oklahoma State Question 788, Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative (June 2018)/Full article

2.    Oklahoma State Question 807, Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2022)

3.    Oklahoma State Question 812, Marijuana Decriminalization Initiative (2022)

Oregon

1.     Oregon Cannabis Tax Act Initiative, Measure 80 (2012)

2.    Oregon Legalized Marijuana Initiative, Measure 91 (2014)

3.    Oregon Marijuana Legalization for Personal Use, Ballot Measure 5 (1986)

4.    Oregon Marijuana Possession as a Class C Misdemeanor, Measure 57 (1998)

5.    Oregon Medical Marijuana, Measure 67 (1998)

6.    Oregon Medical Marijuana Allowance Measure 33 (2004)

7.    Oregon Regulated Medical Marijuana Supply System Act, Measure 74 (2010)

South Dakota

1.     South Dakota Constitutional Amendment A, Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2020)

2.    South Dakota Industrial Hemp, Initiative 1 (2002)

3.    South Dakota Initiated Measure 26, Medical Marijuana Initiative (2020)

4.    South Dakota Medical Marijuana, Initiative 13 (2010)

5.    South Dakota Medical Marijuana, Initiative 4 (2006)

Utah

1.     Utah Proposition 2, Medical Marijuana Initiative (2018)

Washington

1.     Washington Elimination of Agricultural Tax Preferences for Marijuana, Advisory Vote No. 8 (2014)

2.    Washington Marijuana Decriminalization, Initiative 685 (1997)

3.    Washington Marijuana Legalization and Regulation, Initiative 502 (2012)

4.    Washington Medical Marijuana, Initiative 692 (1998)

5.    Washington Medical Marijuana Patient Database Fee Advisory Vote No. 11 (2015)

6.    Washington Prohibit Marijuana Cultivation, Processing, and Sales in Residential Zones Initiative (2021)

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