If Legal Pot Wins in Midterms, It’s No Thanks to the Democratic Party

Emboldened by the rollout of marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington state, an unprecedented number of US cities and states will put it to the voters tomorrow to decide whether they should follow suit and reform their own marijuana laws.

Most notably, both Alaska and Oregon have measures on the ballot to fully legalize recreational sale and possession of cannabis, while Florida is potentially set to be the first Southern state to legalize medical marijuana (MMJ). Even farther south, the US territory of Guam is aiming to pass a similar MMJ law, and municipalities in New Mexico, Maine and Michigan are all voting to make various reforms to their pot laws.

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