(03/26/015) – Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, DC voters legalized cannabis for adults 21 and over in November. And this week two of those measures kick into action in a stunning illustration of the historic sea changes under way in the United States with regard to the ancient botanical drug.
In Alaska, it became legal for adults 21 and over to posses up to two ounces of pot in public, and to grow up to six plants (three mature). Pipes are now legal as well. (Here’s the text of Measure 2.)
In Washington, DC, citizens could legally begin possessing up to two ounces and grow up to six plants (three mature). (Full text of Measure 71.)
“This is a major milestone on the road to ending marijuana prohibition in the United States,” stated Robert Capecchi, deputy director of state policies for the Marijuana Policy Project, in a release. “This development in our nation’s capital embodies the broader movement taking place throughout the country.
By David Downs
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