Marijuana Legalization May Get on 2012 Ballot in Washington State
According to Washington state officials, a measure to legalize recreational marijuana use has enough signatures to get on the ballot in November 2012. Under the measure, the state Liquor Control Board would be responsible for overseeing the growth and processing of marijuana, and for licensing marijuana-only stores that would sell pot to adults ages 21 and older. The measure would also amend state drunken driving laws to include a blood concentration threshold for THC—the psychoactive component of marijuana. Polling indicates that 48 percent of Washington residents support legalization, with support concentrated among younger voters.

Marijuana Legalization May Get on 2012 Ballot in Washington State

According to Washington state officials, a measure to legalize recreational marijuana use has enough signatures to get on the ballot in November 2012. Under the measure, the state Liquor Control Board would be responsible for overseeing the growth and processing of marijuana, and for licensing marijuana-only stores that would sell pot to adults ages 21 and older. The measure would also amend state drunken driving laws to include a blood concentration threshold for THC—the psychoactive component of marijuana. Polling indicates that 48 percent of Washington residents support legalization, with support concentrated among younger voters.

Group Seeks to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Arkansas for Compassionate Care (ACC) is seeking statewide support for a proposed voter initiative that would legalize marijuana for medical use. The proposal would make it legal for people who are sick and in pain or dying to use and grow marijuana if they have a prescription to do so. ACC has until July 6, 2012, to collect 62,507 signatures from registered voters to qualify the proposal for the November 2012 general election ballot.