Alaska Becomes The Fourth State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

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    Alaska legalized recreational marijuana for adult use on Tuesday, becoming the fourth state in the nation to do so.
    The state joined Oregon and Washington, D.C., both of which also voted Tuesday to legalize the drug for recreational use. Colorado and Washington state legalized recreational cannabis use in 2012.
    Alaska voters approved Measure 2, which legalizes the possession, use and sale of the drug for recreational use. Adults age 21 and older may possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants (with no more than three being mature) for personal use. The measure also legalizes the manufacture, sale and possession of marijuana paraphernalia, such as devices used for smoking or storing the plant.
    In a statement early Wednesday morning, Marijuana Policy Project Executive Director Rob Kampia said, “The folks trying to keep marijuana illegal are relying on the same scare tactics today that they have relied on for decades, but voters just aren't falling for it anymore. The results are particularly encouraging since voter turnout during a midterm election is typically smaller, older, and more conservative. Clearly, support for ending marijuana prohibition spans the political and ideological spectrums."
    Though Alaska was not the only place to weigh the issue on Tuesday, the fate of the measure in that state seemed the most uncertain. Two polls released on the same day last month appeared to reach
    near-opposite conclusions about the sentiments of Alaska voters, with one poll finding 53 percent opposing legalization and the other finding 57 percent supporting it.
    Earlier this year, Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R), an opponent of the measure, said he wasn't "excited about the prospect" of legal marijuana, but also he said he would respect the will of the voters and implement the initiative if it were to pass.
    Tuesday's vote marked the third attempt to legalize recreational marijuana in Alaska, following unsuccessful measures in 2000 and 2004. The state's voters legalized medical marijuana in 1998.
    Prior to Tuesday's vote, 23 states and the District of Columbia had legalized marijuana for medical purposes, while Colorado and Washington were the only states to allow recreational marijuana use. Recent government forecasts have suggested that Colorado and Washington could generate more than $800 million in combined revenue before 2020 thanks to marijuana sales.
    Despite a number of states loosening marijuana laws, the plant remains banned by the federal government, which classifies it as a Schedule I substance along with heroin and LSD.

  2. halilujah things are actually changing

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  3. #3 Infinite Experience, Nov 5, 2014
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    It's wonderful to see more states waking up, I hope it doesn't take too long for this to happen nationwide!
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    I fucking love this state!
  5. Congratulations to all the states that voted to legalize recreational cannabis, regulate it like alcohol, tax it, and cultivate it 
  6. Legalized possession has been a thing up there for years. Still  glad to know that the rest of the law is going to become more consistent now.
  7. Can't wait for the day when Cannabis will be legal everywhere!
  8. Dominoessssss
  9. Man what the fucks up Cali? Lol. I'm going to have to move pretty soon.

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  10. Alaska or bust
  11. California 2016. I guess they have to get the wording right. But yes god willing its going to be on the ballot in 2016 again.
  12. Alaska prosecutors will continue to prosecute marijuana violators up until the day the law takes effect. Local municipalities have the right to restrict marijuana sales....
    some politicians dont know when to quit. Representation not rulership.
  13. Woohoo go Alaska!!! Not sure how I missed Alaska and Oregon. Guess I need to watch tv or something lol
  14. Here comes the domino effect! 
    Time to celebrate.  :smoke:
  15. So wish I had funding to move there
  16. #16 Physcotic1, Dec 9, 2014
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    These states colorado and Alaska are trieing to get young people to move there it's a ploy to try and sell property. I don't want to live in Alaska .
  17. I do badly.

    I'd build a small geothermal power station and grow indoors and underground.
  18. I'd freeze my ass off.
  19. why would the residents of a state vote on a law to legalize marijuana as a ploy to get people to move up here and buy up all the land? that doesn't make sense lol.. it'll certainly help our tourist industry for sure but that's already going pretty strong.
    it got voted in because 54 percent of us decided it so.. no other reason. btw.. i'm an alaskan and i voted yes.
  20. My friend moved from Orlando to Fairbanks. From all the stories he's been telling me, it seems like hell. Frozen hell... Most likely because he's way out in the woods in a cabin with no running water.

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