Pro-Cannabis Voting — Election 2016

by | Nov 8, 2016

Happy election day! In this historic election, nine states have cannabis on the ballot and pro-cannabis voting will make a difference in every state. By tomorrow morning, we could wake up to a country that has made it clear that cannabis prohibition doesn’t work.

Here’s a guide to help you get through the election and some thoughts on what might happen next.

Pro-Cannabis Voting

Vote Medical Marijuana
Americans for Safe Access put together a comprehensive voting guide. If you have any questions on how to vote, where to vote, or whom to vote for, this is the place to start.

The Top 10 Reasons to Vote Yes on Marijuana Legalization
The short version: Prohibition doesn’t work.

The Big Picture: State-by-State Marijuana Ballot Initiative Update
An overview of every cannabis ballot initiative what will be voted on in 2016.

Get Out & Vote! Marijuana Legalization is in Your Hands!
Ballot measures aren’t the only way to support cannabis. Every single member of the House and 34 Senate seats are on the ballot this year; the people who win will make the difference with what’s next for cannabis.

Marijuana on the Ballot
A great infographic showing the current state of legalization and what could be different by morning.

California’s Prop. 64

California Is Finally Going to Legalize: Here Are Seven Reasons Prop. 64 Is a Great Way to Do It
Prop. 64 has been divisive among the cannabis community, but not among the majority of California voters. Californians want legal cannabis.

Why I’m Voting Yes on 64: A Tortured Analysis
Prop. 64 is far from perfect, but we’re never going to see a perfect approach to cannabis. It’s time to legalize.

These California Politicians are Emerging as Strong Prop. 64 Supporters
Their reasons for supporting Prop. 64 are worth reading.

If Prop 64 Passes, What Happens to Prisoners Convicted of Marijuana Charges?
Up to 6,000 nonviolent offenders could return to their families and communities rather than wasting years in jail.

What Happens if Cannabis is Legalized

Obama: Prohibition ‘Not Tenable’ If States Legalize Cannabis on Tuesday
If all nine states vote in favor of cannabis, that will force the federal government to rethink its position.

Legalization Isn’t Going to Solve Everything
Legalization is a necessary step, but it’s only the beginning.

People Who Still Support Marijuana Prohibition Really Should “Think of the Children”
Minors buy cannabis on the black market and legalization is the most effective way to shut it down.

Study Finds Colorado Cannabis Shops Not Selling to Minors
Dispensaries are complying with Colorado’s age restrictions; they are not selling to minors.

Report: Legal Cannabis Industry Created Over 18,000 Full-Time Jobs in Colorado Last Year
Legalization does far more than just protect access to cannabis.

Today is our chance to make a difference. I can’t wait to see what happens next.