People in five states, plus a sixth if enough signatures are verified to place the matter on the ballot there, will be voting in the November 8 election on whether to legalize recreational marijuana in their respective states. With 19 states already having legal recreation marijuana, we could see the upcoming election results raise that count to 25 — half the states.
Ballot measures are already qualified for voters’ consideration in five states — Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota. A legal dispute in Arkansas, though, could result in votes on that state’s ballot measure not being counted. A decision on certifying a marijuana measure for inclusion on the Oklahoma ballot will be made after completion of a review of signatures supporting placing it on the ballot.
Read here a Monday Reason article by Jacob Sullum providing information about the ballot measures in each state.
Reprinted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.