Some US counties are rumored to legalize Marijuana after the November elections. In five weeks from now, some people will freely use this drug. Marijuana, which seemed to be a core problem this year, is about to get legal in nine American states. The coming elections intended to choose a new president are bound to decide the future of drugs in our country. Producers already see some advantages. According to ArcView, marijuana sales will increase after the legalization with 30% annually.
The opinion of the masses concerning this type of drug has changed during the past years. In California, twenty years ago, when marijuana was legalized only for medical purposes, Gallup’s poll showed a 25% increase of the supporters. Now, the last poll displays a 58% increase. Another survey conducted by CBS News showed that the number of campaigners increased up to 84%. These rapid changes shocked the authorities.
After the 2016 elections Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon will legalize marijuana. Other four states are thought to join the 25 ones that already managed to legalize medical cannabis. Authorities claim that not all those nine states on the list will legalize Marijuana. Most likely, two or three of them will reject it. Now, let us look at the list of states assumed to legalize the drug.
California, a state situated in top 8 largest economies in the world, is prone to bring big profits to the marijuana industry. Although medical cannabis has been out on the market for two decades, people are waiting for recreational marijuana to get the vote. Recreational marijuana is known as Prop 64, and it is assumed to lead to an annual tax of $1 billion.
Maine, one of the top 3 countries eager to legalize Marijuana, is probably among those states that initiated the problem. The Legalization Act in Maine claims that any adult over the age of 21 is allowed to possess even 2.5 ounces of cannabis. The tax will be 10 percent of the retail level. This state had legalized medical cannabis in 1999.
Florida’s locals will vote this November for or against medical marijuana. Seniors, in general, have a pessimistic view concerning the drug’s legalization in Florida.
If you were a citizen of one of these nine states, would you vote for or against the legalization of Marijuana?
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